Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough is the latest beneficiary of Lifetime’s generous hospice referral scheme.
Lifetime has set up a scheme whereby it donates 10% of fees generated on new accounts to a hospice chosen by the person who referred them the business.
Saint Catherine’s has received a cheque for £131 (see picture below) after the company received a referral from a Scarborough client who wanted their local hospice to benefit.
It was handed over to the hospice’s Director of Funding Development, David Marshall, by Lifetime Relationship Manager Janette Town, who has a number of clients in the North Yorkshire seaside town.
A delighted Mr Marshall said: “This is a very generous scheme by Lifetime and it is great that hospices all over the country will benefit, depending on where the referrer chooses.
“Saint Catherine’s is very grateful to the business community for supporting our services and all donations are extremely welcome and go towards helping us to raise the £5m we need each year.”
Janette said: “We are very pleased to be able to support the wonderful work that hospices do and in this particular case, Saint Catherine’s Hospice.
“We have a growing number of clients in Scarborough and hope to be making further contributions to Saint Catherine’s in the future.”
The Barnsley company’s hospice referral scheme came about due to a close relationship it has built up with its local hospice.
Andrew Lodge, Lifetime’s Social Media Manager, added: “The foundation of our business has always been the relationships we have had with our clients. We have grown through the recommendations and referrals we receive from them. We wanted to continue to develop that close relationship and also wanted to give our clients, wherever they live, the opportunity to make a difference to their community.”
Saint Catherine’s Hospice provides in and out-patient care, neurology support, bereavement support and day care for patients across a 1,600 square mile area, including Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Driffield, Hunmanby, Ryedale and Whitby. Each year the hospice treats around 2,000 people from that area, the largest geographical area of any hospice in Britain other than the highlands of Scotland. It costs £5m a year for Saint Catherine’s to provide its hospice services in the area.