Stamford-based Evergreen Care Trust to launch a network of business beacons

The Lighthouse Team, from left, James Bolitho, director Inception Design, Rosie MacLennan, marketing and events at Evergreen Care Trust, Emma Holltum, director Marketing Perks and Louise Marsh, CEO at Evergreen Care Trust

The Lighthouse Team, from left, James Bolitho, director Inception Design, Rosie MacLennan, marketing and events at Evergreen Care Trust, Emma Holltum, director Marketing Perks and Louise Marsh, CEO at Evergreen Care Trust

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Stamford-based charity the Evergreen Care Trust is launching its new Lighthouse Project on Thursday to showcase the networking opportunities open to corporate sponsors of the trust.

The launch event, which takes place at The Borderville Centre in Stamford on Thursday, September 29, between 6pm and 8.30pm, is open to all members of the business community, local school representatives, and any organisations looking to support the work this Stamford based charity carries out within the community.

The event will be a fantastic networking opportunity and includes speakers from global, national and local businesses.

The Evergreen charity has developed this ‘beacon business network’ in recognition of the many businesses and organisations who donate not just financially but also with their business expertise, goods and services.

These ‘beacons’ are shining examples of businesses actively participating in corporate social responsibility to help older people within Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings.

Evergreen currently looks after 600 members across Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, providing a range of services including befriending, a hospital to home provision, home support, communal friendship lunches, soup deliveries, advocacy and a clean team service.

Chief executive officer Louise Marsh said: “This will be a fantastic networking opportunity for local businesses and a great way for our supporters to raise their profile by being associated with the invaluable work of Evergreen.

“Additionally this is an opportunity for business leaders to meet business personnel already benefiting from working in partnership with Evergreen.

“We encourage any local entrepreneurs and organisations who would like to get involved in helping older members of the community to come along to the launch event.

“Whether you are a large corporate organisation or an independent business, any assistance you can give, be it financial support or the offer of expertise or services, Evergreen would put it to good use.”

“In return, we will facilitate four business networking opportunities each year and promote our corporate sponsors on the Lighthouse website and our social media channels to raise awareness of their contribution to the 
charity.”

Tickets to the event are limited and cost £10. They can be purchased by calling The Evergreen Care Trust on 01780 765900.

Further details of the project can be found at www.lighthouseproject.org.uk or via the link on the Evergreen Trust’s 
website.