Why businesses should support a charity


The John Smith’s Stadium has supported the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for the past 10 years. Having never been to a Hospice before our Marketing Executive from the Stadium took a trip to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, in Huddersfield where their account manager took them on a tour.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions – plus their families. They help hundreds of fantastic children, through their hospice at home service and at their amazing Russel House in Huddersfield. Right across West Yorkshire they provide superb nursing care, days out, listening, respite care, therapy and they’ll even tackle your ironing.

Read below what our Marketing Executive thought of the day…

Having never been to a hospice before, never mind a children’s hospice I wasn’t sure what to expect and was a little apprehensive. From the minute I entered the building, I was greeted by friendly staff and a warm atmosphere. Once i had the tour I was amazed by the dedication of the staff and how much effort they put into their work to make it as rewarding for their families they care for. Their attention to detail is second to none. The tour was absolutely incredible, not knowing what to expect, I saw the hydro pool, sensory room, a den for teenagers, bedrooms for the children and their families and the amazing outdoor setting.

The hospice was an amazing place to visit and what gets to you the most, is you’ll never know when you may need them.

Having seen the hospice and the amazing work they do there, it is so important for local businesses to get behind them and support in any way they can. No matter what the size of your business by doing anything, it can have a real benefit.

Whether your employees take on the Yorkshire three peaks, a skydive or just a cake sale, it’s good for building a strong team and improving morale and engagement throughout the office.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has a 99er Business Club which holds regular events for local businesses, this is great for building valuable long term relationships.

Knowing your business is making a difference is good for the soul, the community and to your employees – and to me that is priceless.