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Memory Giving and Legacy Advocate

Role Purpose
Gifts in Wills and in memory of a loved one are very important sources of income for Sue Ryder. 
You will promote ways to donate to help fund the care provided by Thorpe Hall Hospice to people with life threatening illnesses and their loved ones.
 
Role Overview
As a volunteer, you will receive full training and guidance as well as ongoing support from the local fundraising team.
 
Working within a dedicated ‘patch’, with the support of the local fundraising team, you will:
 
- Distribute promotional materials in your local area, including solicitors offices, funeral directors and community hotspots and work with these organisations to promote legacy and in memory giving;
- Encourage local Sue Ryder shops to have legacy and in memory giving materials on display;
- Attend and help at events where appropriate;
- Speak passionately about the importance of legacies and in memory giving in 121 and group conversations (training will be provided);
- Help to promote ‘Remember a Charity Week’ within the Hospice and the wider community
 
Volunteers in this role will need to be 18 years of age or over
 
Commitment: This role is flexible. Ideally we would like the volunteer to be available for one day per month, which may include out of office hours.
 
Skills
Ideally you will be:
- An excellent communicator
- Well-organised and methodical
- Empathetic in approach
- Able to think creatively to maximise impact and solve problems on the go
- Able to travel within an allocated ‘patch’
 
Experience
The following experience is desirable, but not essential:
  • Knowledge or understanding of the law and of Will-making and/or data protection legislation would be welcomed but is not required.
  • Public speaking 
  • Networking
  • Working in an office as part of a team
Benefits
We are able to reimburse your reasonable local travel expenses and we can provide a reference to prospective employers.
You will be instrumental in raising funds and awareness within our local community on behalf of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice
 
This is a great opportunity to gain and develop your experience in the charity sector, make new friends and help Sue Ryder provide care to people living through the challenges of life-limiting illness.