Following the success of previous competitions, Endsleigh decided to launch another competition at the 2015 ACEVO conference held at the Victoria Park Plaza on November 18th 2015. The prize included the chance to win a £1,000 sponsorship and up to five Endsleigh volunteers to support an initiative of the winner’s choice. All entrants were asked to do was provide their business card at the Endsleigh stand.
The competition got off to a great start with over 50 charities and trusts entering.
We met some really inspiring leaders and it was great to hear about all the great work ACEVO members were participating in.
The lucky winner was
Who are Together for Short Lives?
Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that, together with their members, speaks out for children and young people who are expected to have short lives. Together with everyone who provides care and support to these children and families, they are there to help them have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. They can’t change the diagnosis, but they can help children and families make the most of their time together.
How did Endsleigh support?
After much deliberation Together for Short Lives decided to invest the prize monies in reviewing and developing Together for Short Lives brand values. They undertook a piece of work to identify the driving forces behind the charity and what makes them unique. As a result, they have developed five core values and a statement about their work. The prize money allowed them to communicate the message with new literature.
Although Together for Short Lives could not utilise the five Endsleigh volunteers directly, they put us in touch with Children’s Hospice South West.
After speaking directly with the Hospice it was decided that we would be able to add the most value by spending the day at one of the Hospice’s charity shops, based in Bristol.
The day consisted of many activities such as; processing new stock, cleaning toys so they were ready for re-sale, tidying the stock room, pricing and general tidying of the store.
The team at Endsleigh were delighted to get a lovely thank you from Together for Short Lives, along with some feedback from Barbara Gelb, CEO and Katrina Kelly, Communications Officer at TFSL;
‘Thanks Rachael, I wanted to say just how delighted I am about the work that you have been doing with our team, and the support that Endsleigh has been able to give to our values work, as well as to Children’s Hospice South West
Really brilliant result!
Thank you so much for all your support for the charity’s work.
All best wishes’
Barbara Gelb OBE
Together for Short Lives
‘We are very grateful to Endsleigh Insurances (Brokers) Limited for supporting Together for Short Lives. Their kind donation has helped us bring our organisational values to life – commissioning some lovely artwork to show the driving principles behind our work to make life better for seriously ill children and their families.
Katrina Kelly | Communications Officer
We in turn would like to give Together for Short Lives and Children’s Hospice South West a huge thank you for allowing us to be part of their re-branding and Charity shop operations. We wish them well for the future.
Endsleigh will be opening the 2016 prize draw at the 2016 conference. Please look out for our autumn blog with details on how and when you can enter. Don’t forget we will be at the Annual Conference in November where you can come and meet the team and enter on the day.