Help us win a share of £1 million!

Posted by Alistair McIntyre, on December 5 2019 in: News

Grants from The Sun Newspaper

To celebrate their 50th birthday, The Sun newspaper has launched a competition through which charities across the UK can win a share of £1 million. To enter, people must submit a brief application online, stating why their charity should win, how much they want and what the money will be used for. Applications can come from staff, and we have submitted an application already, but the more that come from our volunteers and those who have experienced our support, the better.

We would be SO grateful if you would consider putting Dorothy House forward for this – whether you’re a Sun reader or not! We could win between £2000 and £20,000, which, as you know, would make such a huge difference to the patients and families that we support.

The most important thing is that your application/plea is heartfelt and real. Simply tell them why you think Dorothy House is so deserving of their support. If you have personal experience of our care and you’re willing to talk about it, please do.

You will need to suggest an amount for them to donate, and a really good number to say would be £8,595. This would ‘Pay for a Day’ of care at Dorothy House – this is what it costs us to provide our outstanding care for patients with life-limiting conditions every single day, helping those in their final months and weeks to live life to the fullest, and ensuring those in their final moments have a peaceful, comfortable death. Of course, if you would prefer to ask for a different amount, or for a specific service or type of care that we provide, please do so. They have said that the larger grants are more limited, so please do bare this in mind.

The application can be made online using this link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/competitions/10290614/the-sun-50th-birthday/ (please be aware that some work places may block this, but it is perfectly safe!)

The key info you’ll need is as follows:

  • Registered charity number = 275745
  • Charity contact = Anna Robertson
  • Charity email = anna.robertson@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk
  • Charity phone number = 01225 722988
  • Charity Category = Health and Wellbeing
  • When it asks if you have permission to send this application, say yes!
  • You are able to write up to 400 words to nominate us

If you would prefer to send a written application, this can be sent to:

Sun Readers’ Fund, The Sun, 1, London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF

You have until Wednesday 18th December to send in your application. If you do send one, please do let us know. If you need any help with your application please do simply ask our Trust Fundraiser, Anna Robertson at anna.robertson@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk – she would be thrilled to hear from you and would be more than happy to help.