Hello, I am Debbie Jewison, or ‘DJ’ as I am affectionately known! I am St Catherine’s new Regular Giving Fundraiser and will be out and about in your community getting to as many of you as possible.
There is a very special place in my heart for St Catherine’s. I am very passionate about the care we provide to patients, carers and families. We are a unique organisation and are often in the privileged position of being able to help people at what can be a very precious time in their life journey. Our care is right at the heart of everything we do. It’s an honour to work here and know that everyday, I can make a difference.
I am very excited that my new role will have me out and about in the community encouraging support for our charity.
Most of my time will be spent talking to supporters about our exciting lottery and our Friends of St Catherine’s scheme. Both of these schemes are incredibly important to us.
Playing our St Catherine’s lottery gives you a chance of winning a top prize of £1,500 every week, plus 16 other prizes – along with a rollover which can reach as high as £20,000! How amazing is that! This is such a brilliant prize but what I love is that players will of course also be helping to make a real difference to the local families who are in need of our help, as the lottery provides an income we can rely on receiving each and every month.
Our Friends of St Catherine’s scheme is another vital source of income for us. Supporters can join with a monthly donation which gives us a regular income we can rely on. This provides a stable foundation for the charity. It also enables us to build a strong relationship with our “regular givers”. If you join Friends of St Catherine’s then you can choose to add a leaf to our Tree of Life that is displayed in our quiet room and chapel; some people put their own name on this, some add a message of support, others will do it in memory of a loved one.
I will be visiting local businesses, our charity shops, shopping precincts, events and fairs within our 1,600 square mile radius, so please come and see me. Let’s talk about supporting local community care.