Monday, 27 July 2009
The beautifully made cards only cost £1 each. (Compton Hospice will receive the whole donation.)
The cards are being sold as part of a campaign which got local crafts-people to donate hand-made cards to Compton. They are to be resold in businesses around Wolverhampton.
This is such a simple idea which stands to raise well over £5,000.
We are looking for more businesses to place them in.
The cards come in presentation boxes and any unsold cards can be returned. There is no risk to you so why not help us with our campaign and have a box of cards.
Compton Hospice is calling on crafty people to contribute to a new fundraising initiative, by donating hand-made cards the charity can sell.
Brainchild of Mathew Hill, owner of Halfpenny Green Vineyard’s craft shop, Mountain Ash, the initial campaign goal was to collect 2000 unique cards to sell through local businesses, boosting the charity’s coffers.
After launching the idea with customers of his shop, Mr Hill was amazed at the response and has already nearly doubled his target of 2000.
He said: “Making cards at home has become a very popular hobby and there is obviously a demand for them - as some of my customers have set up lucrative businesses from it.
“I’ve been delighted by the response so far. In the two years the campaign has been running we’ve received over 3,000 cards. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers who are obviously spurred on by such a good cause, and thought it might interest other card-makers in the region.
“If anyone who makes their own cards could donate one, or even a few, to us – any money made through selling them can benefit patients and families at the hospice.”
Karen Phillips, corporate fundraiser for the hospice and co-ordinator of the campaign said: “This is such a simple idea and yet it could raise massive funds. Compton will sell the cards for £1 each and, as there is no outlay on our part, all the money will go straight to patient and family care.
“We’re always looking for new ways of raising the £5.2million needed annually to maintain the hospice’s services, and we’re very grateful to Mathew for his suggestion and help in getting this off the ground.”
The cards will be distributed to local businesses to sell to colleagues, customers and suppliers as a fundraising venture.
Anyone wishing to sell some of the cards, or find out how to donate cards, can contact the fundraising team on 0845 2255 497.