Funeral Partners has announced its support of a new scheme driving emergency funds to hospices to ensure they can continue providing vital care to families following the hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It revealed the Eternal Bond Scheme (EBS) launched by Hospice Aid UK will provide greater financial security to hospices across the UK.
The scheme gives supporters the option to donate monthly in bronze, silver and gold tiers, which represent £10, £30 and £50 per month respectively.
Funeral Partners will also help launch Hospice Aid UK’s campaign on TV and see the first tranche of adverts reach over 57,000 homes across the UK.
As part of the scheme, the charity said monthly donors will receive an EBS certificate printed with the name of the loved one they’re donating in memory of, as well as an enamel badge.
Kelly Hailou, marketing director at Funeral Partners, said: “We at Funeral Partners are reminded every day of the invaluable support hospices provide to loved ones and their families, especially across the last two years.
“Our 200 funeral homes are therefore proud to support Hospice Aid UK in appealing for emergency donations to address the lack of funds hospices have been receiving during the hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Tom Petzal, development advisor to Hospice Aid UK, added: “We thank Funeral Partners for their overwhelming support in helping launch our TV campaign, which we hope will encourage people to regularly donate towards hospices.”