Hospice named as West Ham charity partner
Our corporate partnerships are incredibly important as they allow us to engage with local businesses, their employees, families and friends. Our newest, high profile relationship is with West Ham United Football Club.
These relationships also bring in much-needed funds to the Hospice, both as fundraising or as gift in kind donations. The other benefit is that they help us raise awareness of our cause, remind people that we're a charity, that we're here to help our local communities, and that we offer our support free of charge.
We were delighted to be named one of the seven charity partners chosen by West Ham United Football Club last year. Each of the Club's chosen charities reaches out to a different scope of people, communities or beneficiaries.
Our CEO Pam Court said: "As the only adult hospice chosen, we're excited to use this partnership to promote just what we can offer to our local communities. It's an amazing opportunity to show people that we do so much more than many realise.
"Many of our patients, their families, and our supporters are West Ham fans so it's wonderful to have this backing from our largest local football club."
West Ham United Foundation's position as the Club's official charity allows the Foundation to access a great range of communities across the borough. The West Ham United Foundation works to provide opportunities, create pathways and change lives across East London, Essex and beyond.
Joe Lyons, West Ham United Foundation's CEO, said: "At West Ham we are committed to raising awareness of local organisations making a difference to our community. This, together with the strong West Ham connection at Saint Francis Hospice, makes our new charity partnership the perfect fit."
As part of the partnerships, each charity partner receives one game each season dedicated to them, providing an opportunity to raise awareness with the West Ham community. Ours is currently set as the West Ham v Liverpool game on Monday 4th February, although this is subject to change.
With Sir Trevor Brooking as a huge supporter and Patron of our charity, and as a West Ham legend, we're Sir Trevor Brooking with our Family Support Team
looking forward to working together
to help raise awareness and much-needed
funds for our charity through this partnership.