There are a number of ways you can donate to the Mary Stevens Hospice.
- £3 – pays for a day unit patient to eat for a day.
- £16 – pays for a patient to visit home with a nurse to see their family and loved ones.
- £30 – pays for a patient to capture their memories with our nurses, and turn them into a gift to leave for their family.
- £50 – pays for two complimentary therapies sessions with our expert therapists.
- £8/month – pays for a memory box.
- £16/month – pays for the cost of a nurse for an hour.
- £25/month – pays for a patient to receive a complimentary therapy session each time you donate.
Donate in memory
Many people now choose to remember a loved one by making a donation in memory of that special person
Here at Mary Stevens Hospice we know as well as anyone that losing someone you love is one of the hardest things you will ever have to experience.
Honouring that special person by making a donation in their memory is a valuable and positive way of celebrating their life, whilst helping Mary Stevens Hospice to continue making every day count for the people who need us most.
If your loved one has requested they would like Mary Stevens Hospice to be included in their funeral, please contact the Fundraising Office or inform the funeral director responsible and we will ensure that you are provided with donation envelopes and anything else that you may require.
You can contact the Fundraising Office on 01384 377 778. These donations help to fund the vital care that we provide to individuals within the local community who have a life shortening illness.
Glass Giving Tree
Mary Stevens Hospice commissioned Stourbridge artist, Charlotte Hughes-Martin to design and create The Glass Giving Tree. This beautiful, unique piece of artwork was produced at Red House Glass Cone, just three miles from the hospice. It will be a long-lasting feature in the entrance of our newly refurbished In-Patient Unit and we are very grateful to Charlotte for producing such a stunning creation.
You can choose a leaf to inscribe with the name of your loved one, to be remembered for as long as you choose. Every leaf added to the tree will include a donation, which means we can continue to provide the support and care in the name of your loved one.
Mary Stevens Hospice has been able to commission The Glass Giving Tree at no cost to the hospice, ensuring that every penny from every leaf goes directly towards patient care. This has been made possible through a very kind donation left by Mr Bryan Marshall (pictured left with Princess Diana at the official opening).
Bryan was one of the first campaigners for a hospice in Stourbridge. Through tireless work and fundraising, by Bryan and a group of friends, we have what is known today as Mary Stevens Hospice. Bryan’s widow, Mary said:
“Bryan never really wanted any recognition for his work, I think he was just happy to see the vision take shape and for the people of Stourbridge to have their own hospice; however leaving this tree behind will ensure that he is able to continue helping the hospice even though he is no longer with us. I know he would have been delighted with the way the tree looks; it’s even more beautiful than I could have imagined.”
Bryan’s name was on the first leaf engraved, and will be an ever present legacy on the tree.
If you’d like to dedicate and leaf, and see how every leaf delivers care, see our Glass Giving Tree dedication form.
Leave a gift in your will
By leaving Mary Stevens Hospice a gift in your will, you will help us to carry on providing much needed care for local people and their families when they most need it.
There are many ways you can leave a gift in your will: you can donate a fixed amount of money, an item or items of value which may be of use to the hospice, or the balance of your estate once all other matters have been settled.
However you choose to support us through your will, you can be sure Mary Stevens Hospice will benefit fully from your gift, because tax is not payable on charitable donations.
If you do wish to leave a gift in your will to Mary Stevens Hospice, we recommend that you first seek legal advice. A solicitor can guide you through every stage of the process, talk to you about the options available and provide all the assistance you need to create your will or amend an existing will.
To find out more about making a gift to Mary Stevens Hospice in your will, please contact our Fundraising Office on 01384 377778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give in celebration
Are you celebrating something special this year and would like the hospice to be a part of your celebrations?
Many people ask for donations to the hospice, instead of a gift, and we can make this process very simple.
We have special donation envelopes that we can send out to you, or we can support you by designing something individual for your special day. If you would like more information please call the Fundraising Office on 01384 377 778 or email email@example.com.
Gift Aid is a way to help you make the money you raise and donate go further, at no extra cost to you. It’s a scheme run by the Government, that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound that is donated.
So, for example, if you donated £100 to Mary Stevens Hospice today, it means that you’ll actually be giving us £125.
Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to our supporters. So, if you’re a UK taxpayer, click here to download the Gift Aid form, or tick the Gift Aid box when you donate online.
We are always seeking support from local businesses, as we care for the community that you serve. There are a number of different ways that your company can support us. Whether this is through your employees, or customers.
You may find that this can also have commercial benefits, as well as bringing together the different departments within your organisation and boosting job satisfaction and morale within your teams.
Ways you can support us include:
- Nominate Mary Stevens Hospice as your ‘Charity of the Year’ or ‘Charity of Choice’.
- Financially support a particular project or area within the Hospice.
- Support us through your Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.
- Run an event in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice.
- Hold a Charity day with Mary Stevens Hospice as your main focus.
- Sponsor or advertise at one of our events.
- Gifts in kind – these can come in the form of time, staff, knowledge, guidance or resources.
- Match Fund an event through one of your team members attending
- Payroll Giving – support the Hospice each month by giving a donation directly from your monthly salary.
If you would like to find out more about building a partnership with Mary Stevens Hospice, please contact Charlotte Schofield, Fundraising and Lottery Manager, on 01384 377 778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our corporate supporters
Barclays are set to continue their fantastic support of Mary Stevens Hospice during 2016. Barclays Bank PLC donated over £10,000 in matched funding throughout 2015 and are set to donate even more this year.
Michael Rose, Market Leader Home Solutions in Black Country and Walsall said: “We have had many staff members who have been touched by the fantastic work that goes on at Mary Stevens Hospice and we are delighted to be able to make a difference to the charity. Through our Matched Fundraising Programme we have the opportunity to give something back to the hospice that has given so much to members of our team.”
Michael and various members of his team have volunteered at our Summer Fete, Easter and Christmas Coffee mornings, and Santa Jog, as well as other events in an effort to help raise funds.