Help the Hospices held the inaugural awards ceremony on 29 March for its corporate partners, where Jones Lang LaSalle received the award for ‘Greatest achievement in events fundraising: Jones Lang LaSalle, London to Oxford bike ride, Regents Park 5km run
’ after impressing the judges with their fundraising efforts.
The awards, which were hosted during Help the Hospices Ball at the Emirates Stadium, supported by Carlsberg UK, celebrated outstanding achievements and innovation from a diverse range of longstanding and new supporters of hospice care.
Jones Lang LaSalle began its charity partnership with Help the Hospices in 2009 and has since contributed over £200,000 from employee fundraising and corporate donations, accumulated through a wide variety of events and challenges, such as the London 2 Oxford Cycle Challenge and Regent’s Park 5k runs that were recognised with this award.
Nicolas Taylor, Jones Lang LaSalle’s EMEA General Counsel, who also chairs the firm’s charity committee, said:
“We are very proud of our partnership with Help the Hospices and the difference we are making for seriously ill people and their families, so we are delighted to have won this award. Working with Help the Hospices and their member hospices across the UK gives us an exciting opportunity to do something on a wide scale that has a real impact on local communities.”
Michael Howard, chairman of Help the Hospices and former Home Secretary, presented [name of representative at the ceremony] with the award.
Michael Howard said:
“Our corporate partnerships are vital to our work at Help the Hospices, raising about 30% of our income each year. Without these partnerships, we would not be able to champion and support more than 200 hospices across the UK as they care for people towards the end of their lives.
“As we face an ageing population and the biggest shake up of the hospice funding system for a generation, now is a crucial time to be recognising the importance of innovative fundraising within the hospice sector.
“With these awards, we wanted to celebrate the creativity, dedication and achievements of our partners, not only in terms of raising vital funds but also in helping to strengthen the understanding of hospice care and providing additional support such as volunteering, payroll giving and gifts in kind.”
Amongst the attendees at the ceremony were representatives from Towergate, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, Allianz, Jones Lang LaSalle, Robert Wiseman Diaries, ITV, The Football League, National Gardens Scheme, KCOM, Northern Racing, London Business Forum, Royal Bank of Scotland, AXA Wealth and Cobbetts.