Naomi House & Jacksplace name Coffin Mew as Outstanding Corporate Supporter 2015
The team at Coffin Mew were delighted to win Naomi House & Jacksplace Outstanding Corporate Supporter award at the Corporate Awards last night. Combined with runner’s up certificates for both the New Corporate Supporter and Most Innovative Fundraising Idea, the team were proud to be recognised for the variety of initiatives undertaken in the past year.
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from across the south of England. This includes respite care, end of life care and bereavement support. It costs £7 million per year to run Naomi House and Jacksplace of which only 10% of income comes from Government and statutory sources. Their innovative team organise a huge variety of events, educational sessions and fundraising activities throughout the year to engage with the local community and make a difference to the lives they touch.
Coffin Mew’s staff voted Naomi House & Jacksplace as their charity of the year and set the CSR team to create a range of engaging and fun events for everyone to enjoy and contribute to. In the past year, Coffin Mew’s award winning band, Clover, rocked Winchester’s Railway Inn to help raise vital funds for a music therapy centre. Alongside this, the team took part in Store Wars, organised a large Quiz and continually promotes the purchase of Naomi House products and donations in the staff rooms within each office.
Sue Bowler, Partner and Head of Coffin Mew’s Services to Vulnerable People team commented that: “It seems incredible that our relationship with Naomi House & Jacksplace goes back less than a year, we feel like we have known them for a long time and some of the staff are like old friends already. Generating support for Naomi House & Jacksplace from our staff at all levels has been very easy because of the fantastic work that Naomi House & Jacksplace does. However for Coffin Mew supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace has been much more than just about fundraising. We are in a somewhat unique position when compared with other corporate supporters because some of Naomi House’s clients are our clients; we have a significant team that specialises in supporting vulnerable and disabled clients so we have been able to share our knowledge with Naomi House by doing things such as delivering legal training to the senior care team. We also know from our clients just how important Naomi House & Jacksplace is for them and their families. We feel truly honoured to be recognised as the Outstanding Corporate Supporter.”
The latest project from the Naomi House & Jacksplace team is the Letter to Santa for children. If you wish to get involved with this please click here.
Photography copyright Laura Scottorn 2015