THE Southern Area Hospice Services charity has launched a campaign appealing for support from the corporate community throughout Dungannon and South Tyrone.
The ‘Hospice Corporate Care Scheme’ offers businesses the opportunity to show their support for the work of Hospice through tiered levels of sponsorship.
Along with the benefits offered for each tier by the Hospice, business owners can claim tax relief on their donation by simply deducting the amount of the donation from total profits prior to calculating their corporation tax (under the gift aid scheme).
McIlvanna Transport in Moy was the first company to join the scheme in 2014.
Rita McArdle from the firm said, “The work of Southern Area Hospice in this area is invaluable. To maintain their high standards of care they rely on the generosity of the local community.
“Many groups and individuals already do fantastic work to help meet the fundraising targets.
“ I hope that through this corporate care scheme businesses who may not have time to organise fundraisers will see this as a viable way of supporting the work of the charity while raising the profile of their own business.”
Details of how to join the corporate care scheme can be found by logging onto www.southernareahospiceservices.org and registering your interest or by calling Fiona Stephens on 028 30251333. Further information about the tax incentives available for corporate giving can be accessed by visiting www.hm-treasury.gov.uk.