Project information

Recycling to generate funds

We are developing income streams of which we have control. One of the areas we wish to expand id our retail operation but we need a van based at our Immingham shop where we have opened a small funiture annexe. The van is vital to enable us to collect donations and deliver them to the shop.

April 2011 - December 2016

Charity information: St Andrew's Hospice

St Andrew's Hospice logo
  • Need

    Need

    The movement of donations of good to maximise potential shop sales, which in turn will fund the care of patients.

    Solution

    Work to increase the volume of sales within the shop network.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase the percentage of income generated by sales of donated furniture.

    Activities

    » Purchase a suitable vehicle to transport the furniture to suitable locations.

    Increased income which will be used to fund patient care.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Start to give us more control over our finances generated from retail, to enable us to plan for the future and ensure services continue to be provided to patients who need Hospice care.

    Risk

    We will ensure that the people collecting and delivering goods receive the correct manual handling training and that a tail lift is installed into the van.

    Reporting

    We produce an annual review, and our activities and work are constantly featured in the local press. The van will have a complete livery wrap to maximise the PR value and encourage additional public support as it travels throughout the catchment area.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £22,200

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £18,200 Van Purchase of the van
      £4,000 Tail Lift and Livery Purchase of a tail lift and livery for the van
  • Background

    Location

    We operate a childrens and adult Hospice - the catchment area for adult services is North East Lincolnshire, whilst for the children's services we cover the whole of Lincolnshire, Hull and East Yorkshire.

    Beneficiaries

    Everone will benefit from the recycling aspect in terms of reducing landfill. Patients and their families needing to access Hospice care will benfit as the project will generate funds needed to fund their care.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the major local charity within our catchment area and have the support of local people who want to help us to continue to provide services. WE have a large volunteer workforce without whom the project would not be viable. It is the negligible overheads which make our reatil operation so profitable.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Volunteer Driver And Our Immingham Shop Manager Shane Briggs

    We have a group of about 6 volunteer drivers who collect donations from local people and deliver them either to the Hospice or directly to our shops.