Bluebell Mortgages is one of St Elizabeth Hospice’s Charity of the Year partners which is a partnership which invites local businesses to support the hospice.
The company based in east Ipswich also were the headline sponsor for the hospice’s flagship Midnight Walk event in May 2019.
We spoke to Claire Adams, Director at Bluebell Mortgages to find out how the partnership has worked for them…
Why did you want to get involved in becoming a corporate sponsor for St Elizabeth Hospice?
“I’ve been involved in charity work since I was a kid, so I think it’s always been built in me to give back and I jumped at the chance to work with St Elizabeth Hospice.
“We wanted to get involved in becoming a corporate sponsor for St Elizabeth Hospice as it’s a fantastic charity.
“We have friends whose family have been supported by the hospice and also some of our staff have had their own experiences with the hospice. Everyone has told us how great it was and what experiences they had and how the hospice helped them through a really difficult time. It was a no brainer for us to work with them as they’re doing so many great things in the community and the way their shops and events are run is fantastic.”
How did you find it working with the hospice’s corporate team?
“It’s been a great experience for us and the corporate team have been really helpful throughout the process which has made it so much easier for us.
“We worked together to find the best event for us to be a part of and we knew the Midnight Walk was the one for us. I had taken part in the event before and I remembered it being so much fun and the vibe was really bright, so we were really excited to be part of their event in 2019.”
How has your team benefited from the partnership?
“It’s been a fantastic team building exercise for us and has benefited us as a team, but also allowed us to support a good cause. For example our whole team came to our quiz evening, this in turn helped us to get to know our staff more as well as their family and friends.
“The night of the Midnight Walk was so much fun and everyone got involved. Some of our friends supported us at the event by offering massages to walkers and we were pleased that we were the busiest stall at the event. It was also lovely to hear from people taking part in the event.
“From a staff point of view, being involved in the Midnight Walk was a great thing to do. From a brand point of view people have recognised Bluebell Mortgages and we’ve experienced that a lot since we sponsored the event.