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Project information

Help Santa to Stay Safe this Christmas

A Roof Repair-St Mary’s building provides a hub for community support hosting Inpatients, Day Care, Family Support, Complementary therapy & community cafe. The project will secure pledges to purchase slates & will involve close colaboration with local schools & business promoting community ownership

December 2011 - December 2011

Charity information: St Mary's Hospice

St Mary's Hospice logo
  • Need


    The community building is under threat due to a roof repair that is urgently required. This jeopardises the services that are run from the building.
    Developing a link with schools and collaboration with school, business and young people will raise aspirations; provide positive role models and valuable experience for young people enhancing their curriculum with community links and activity. This will enhance their learning and engage a new generation of fundraising volunteers


    The amount raised will help to repair the roof and secure the service delivery.
    The young people will take an active role in developing and marketing the project and will engage with a range of positive influences and shared learning through their participation. The project will include a series of workshops leading up to the donor week when the young people will be in the community supporting individuals with on-line donations

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide funds to repair the roof securing the services delivered to the community


    » Run 6 workshops for young people developing the marketing of the project and project managment of the renovation project
    » Engage with businesses to work with young people to provide skills and expertise to support and mentor the young people in the project development
    » Acredit the volunteering aspect of the young peoples involvement through the ASDAN Certificate in Personal Effectiveness

    What success will look like

    Success will be repairing and securing the services that support the south cumbria community and through successfully linking and acrediting the involvement of 20 young people

  • Impact


    The renovation will secure the services for a minimum of 10 years. The engagement with schools, business and young people will continue and develop fostering closer links and tracking progress and progression. Engagement in other projects and developing positive enrichment opportunities through volunteering and participation will be ongoing and increasing by 20% per year for the next 3 years


    Low engagement rates and pledges is a risk. We have dealt with this by linking with the community, business and school in the development of this project to ensure that we are best placed to maximise the opportunity


    Donors will receive printed newsletter, electronic mailings and through the use of social media networking information about the ongoing activities on a monthly basis

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Workshops 6 day workshops portfolio building & acreditation
      £2,500 Admin Printing, Marketing and Administration
      £15,000 Materials Roofing materials and associated costs
  • Background


    Covering an area of South Cumbria situated 8 miles from Barrow in Furness which is the 29th most deprived local authority in England out of 354, a spearhead area with high levels of poor health and inequality that results in low aspirations for young people, lack of positive role models and the ability to develop 'road maps' to enable them to reach full potential


    The residents of South Cumbria that use the services of St Marys Hospice, their family and friends will benefit from the ongoing support services as will the wider community. Young people will have greater opportunity to participate develop skills, practical experience, experience a positive role model through the mentoring and will receive acreditation to enhance and enrich their participation

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We successfully deliver services in the community and have a track record of high quality delivery. We have experience in a wide range of services, volunteering opportunities, events and project management that will contribute to the successful running of the project together with established links and networks

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Zoe Guest

    Funding & Operations Manager is a leading fundraiser in the area & her background, knowedge & expertise will support the project delive

    Lorraine Irving

    Fundraising Leader a trainer and facilitator with experience in project management and community education. Lorraine will support the COPE ASDAN