National Friendly is the sole sponsor of the very first virtual Memories by Moonlight fundraising event supporting its charity partner, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
PR & corporate partnerships executive, Kurtis Reece from National Friendly, said: “National Friendly is a people-led organisation, helping to prepare for life’s contingencies for over 150 years, we have always been proactive in supporting our members and those within our community.
“The past few months have been wrought with challenges due to the impact of Covid-19, therefore we want to help innovate and support our Charity of the Year through this adjusting period and deepen our vital relationship with them.”
The Memories by Moonlight virtual fundraising event invites people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one whilst raising vital funds for the charity.
Registering to take part in Memories by Moonlight will give supporters access to a virtual ceremony being hosted on the charity’s Facebook page on 9pm on Saturday, September 26; they can then choose to donate in memory of their loved one or complete a walk or activity that reminds them of their loved one and ask friends and family to make a donation towards this.
Jonathan Long, CEO at National Friendly said: “Together, our aim is to promote a strong, caring environment characterised by a culture of sensitivity, trust, consideration and respect for others, ensuring as much as possible raised from the event can help to provide vital support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.”
Amanda Gallagher, corporate partnerships fundraiser at CHSW, added: “We are delighted to have the support of National Friendly for this very special and poignant event. Their contribution makes a huge difference to our cause and ensures that we can continue to care for hundreds of local children and families now and into the future.”
To register for Memories by Moonlight visit www.chsw.org.uk/moonlight. Registration is £10 and a memory pack, along with details of how to access the Memory Ceremony, will be sent in the post.