Martlets Hospice has been selected by LoveLocalJobs.com as their chosen charity. The leading jobs board is to provide on-going recruitment, marketing and fundraising support free of charge to the Brighton and Hove based hospice.
Caring for over 1,000 people every year, Martlets supports adults living with a terminal illness, providing both hospice and home-based care. Its services are completely free of charge, but with less than a third of funding provided by the NHS, the hospice depends on fundraising and donations for much of the £4.8 million it needs every year.
Crucially, the charity relies on some 600 volunteers who work in the hospice, in its shops and fundraise in the community. Filling these positions, however, takes up valuable time and resources. The support fromLoveLocalJobs.com will include the provision of professional recruitment services to ensure there are sufficient volunteers to carry out these vital roles.
Elizabeth Baxter, Head of Individual and Business Giving at Martlets Hospice, said: “We are all delighted that Lovelocaljobs.com has chosen the hospice for its charity adoption. Martlets relies on the support of the local community and businesses for over 70% of the funds we need to care for our patients and their families every year.
“Being supported by, and working with, an award winning and innovative company like LovelocalJobs.com is a fantastic opportunity for the hospice. Not just for raising much needed income but for recruiting volunteers who are so important to the work that we do. We very much look forward to working with everyone at Lovelocaljobs.com and thank them for their support which is so vital to us.”
LoveLocalJobs.com is also helping the hospice raise awareness of its work by reaching out to the business community through networking opportunities and marketing channels such as its websites, e-newsletters and social media networks.
Gary Peters, Founder of LoveLocalJobs.com, said: “Like Martlets, we are committed to helping our local community. We can offer the hospice the benefits of our expertise in recruitment, as well as access to the wider community through our networks.
“Much of our work focuses on opening up pathways for people to enter work and gain valuable experience, which the hospice can offer through its volunteer and paying roles. We believe that our partnership with the Martlets will not only benefit the hospice but potentially hundreds of people looking for a rewarding role.”