Funding the care with your help

The care we provide is at no cost to our patients or their families but requires extensive fundraising in the local community.  Over two thirds of hospice funding comes from voluntary donations including Gifts in Wills and every penny counts.

There are many ways in which you can support the hospice and help to fund our services throughout Ayrshire and Arran. Click here to find out how you can help us.

Our fundraising team has a whole range of events and activities planned that you can join in or alternatively you can offer your support by putting your own ideas into practice. We have provided an information booklet for your use with guidance to help you in your fundraising including advice on how to publicise your event, keeping it safe and legal, maximising your income, and an A-Z of fundraising ideas. Please click here to view online.

Click here if you wish to make a donation.

Our Fundraising Guarantee to you

Fundraising is the life blood of many Scottish charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. We value the support of donors and understand the need to balance our duties to beneficiaries, with our duties to donors.

That’s why we make this commitment to you.

We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising and we commit that we will guarantee to adhere to best practice as outlined in the Fundraising Code of Practice.

We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.

We guarantee to operate in line with the values of the Code; to be Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful in all our fundraising. To promote and underpin these values, we commit to the following standards:

  • We will be clear about who we are and what we do
  • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change or stop a regular donation
  • If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • We will respect your rights and privacy
  • We have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be published on our website or will otherwise be available on request
  • We will hold your data securely
  • We will communicate with you in accordance with your selected preferences.

If you feel we have not adhered to these standards, or think we could do better please contact Fiona Menzies, Head of Fundraising on 01292 288488 or fiona.menzies@ayrshirehospice.org and we will deal with your complaint quickly and thoroughly.

We commit to ensuring our complaints process is clear and easily accessible and we will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

However, should you be dissatisfied with our response, you will be able to take this further by contacting the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel: www.goodfundraising.scot

 

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