Charities have to be inventive to raise money. DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is moving beyond its grant programme to help charities by offering European hotel stays as raffle and auction prizes to help the sector to raise important funds.
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is a grant-giving children’s charity which provides specialist equipment, care, training and support to improve the health and education of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people across Europe. Through its longstanding partnership with Hilton, they are able to offer vouchers for one or two night stays for two people including breakfast at Hilton hotels across the UK and Europe. Money raised by the scheme supports the Foundation’s administration costs.
With stays at Hilton Cyprus, Hilton Glasgow, Hilton Athens and Hilton Rotterdam, these hotel vouchers make fantastic holiday prizes in raffles, auctions and tombolas to support charities’ fundraising and events. Charities can also use the stays to support their operational needs, such as attending conferences.
The vouchers can be purchased by registered charities, or by individuals fundraising for registered charities, and since its launch in 2013, over 1,500 charities have registered to use the scheme to help raise important funds for their work.
The Rotary Club of Easthampstead raised £7,000 at their golf day for local causes with help from their hotel vouchers, whilst Autism Anglia raised £210 with their hotel voucher in the auction at their annual golf day.
Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity used their vouchers at their charity ball and shared: “the vouchers for our event have made a considerable difference to the prizes we have been able to offer and the income we have raised, all helping support more children with cerebral palsy and families to benefit.”
For more information about the Charity Voucher Scheme and to register for use, please visit: dmthomasfoundation.org/charity-vouchers/