99ers Business Club
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HOSPICE BUSINESS CLUB CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
The Willow Wood 99ers Business Club reaches its first anniversary in September and will celebrate with its members and their guests at a lunch at the Village Hotel, Ashton-under-Lyne. Justin Moorhouse, hospice patron, will be a very special guest giving a motivational after-lunch presentation in his own inimitable, and very funny, style.
Willow Wood 99ers was set up in 2015 to generate a sustainable income for the Hospice, while at the same time providing local business partners with real benefits both business to business and to the whole community within Tameside & Glossop.
With membership costing just 99p per day, the Business Club has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months and now has over 35 members.Drawn from many different sectors, this strong community of supporters are willing and able to share their expertise and know-how at the bi-monthly meetings.Each meeting features a short presentation by one of the members and recent topics include cyber crime, social media skills, pension planning and how the budget could affect business.
There are far more benefits to being a member of the 99ers than joining such a strong community of local businesses.As a local Hospice, Willow Wood does not have either the budgets of national charities or their expenditure levels.All members know that the funds raised go directly to patient care, and have the satisfaction of knowing that by joining they are making a real difference to local patients’ lives.
In addition, the Business Club brings many positive benefits for the members. As John Fellowes, head of fundraising for the Hospice says “For less than the price of a daily cup of coffee a company’s involvement reinforces their commitment to the local community, and there are many tangible benefits. Their logo will appear on the Willow Wood website with a link through to their own website.All members have their own advertisement on the presentation which plays continuously at Willow Wood itself and in the seven Hospice shops, reaching many thousands of local people each and every week.There are sponsorship opportunities as well and again, being part of a fundraising event for one of the best loved charities in the area, brings instant recognition and awareness”.
Jan Lord, of the Guide Bridge MOT Centre sums it by saying “The Willow Wood 99ers is a networking group that matters, local businesses coming together to help the community”.