Welcome to your very first issue of The Word on the Beach. This is the new look Pebblebeach newsletter, which has one aim: to support you in your fundraising. In each issue, we’ll bring you the latest news, events, surprises, challenges, changes and gems from our sector.
As the editor of this issue, it’s my absolute pleasure to kick us off with a focus on Hospice Care Week, happening right now.
Having previously worked for two hospices – and on behalf of many more with Pebblebeach – their everyday moments of magic and incredible care never cease to amaze me. The thoughtful, quiet, caring actions of the wonderful staff and volunteers make them truly special places, which are far from sad. There are, of course, times of great sadness, but the sounds of laughter and memory-making are never far away.
That’s why I’m wearing yellow to support this important week. Find out more about it – and how you can still get involved – below.
Until next time,
Account Manager, musician and passionate fundraiser
10th – 14th October is Hospice Care Week. This is a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the incredible care hospices provide for people and communities every day. There are several ways you can get involved. You’ll find everything you need – from going yellow, to raising awareness on your social channels and showing your support with a new zoom background – on the Hospice UK website (link below).
As part of The Word on the Beach, we’ll be sharing our learnings from the sector. Most recently, we’ve seen a rise in legacy fundraising and regular giving appeals. This comes as no surprise as hospices and charities try to secure long-term income in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, the conflict in Ukraine and, of course, the pandemic.
If you haven’t yet seen it, the CAF ‘UK Giving Report 2022’ is full of must-read insights. And we’re here to help you find your way through the ever-changing fundraising landscape.
On 11th November, our very own Chelsey and Amy will be attending the Death Festival. Run by The WOW Foundation, this event aims to shift the subject of death out of the shadows, which is something legacy fundraisers need to do every day. Chelsey and Amy will share everything they learn from the day’s talks and workshops in a later issue of our newsletter. So watch this space.
During the quiet summer months, when cash donors were off on their holidays, St Wilfrid’s Hospice made the brave decision to send out a legacy appeal.
Find out how we created an appeal that secured brand-new legacy pledgers. One that filled up the spots in St Wilfrid’s Make a Will partnership with local solicitors…and brought in an impressive number of cash donations.