A Carlisle charity has launched a scheme for businesses to help support its work with people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

Under Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice’s Business Ambassadors scheme allows businesses to support the charity from as little as £365 – just £1 a day.

In return, the companies will receive a range of benefits, including priority access to hospice events and sponsorship opportunities, corporate volunteering opportunities and much more.

The first company to join the hospice’s Business Ambassadors scheme is Stobart Rail & Civils. Managing director Kirk Taylor said: “I have been to the hospice a few times now, met the team and have seen first-hand the amazing work carried out there.

“We are very proud to be Business Ambassadors and consider each one of our staff members a representative.

“This is a cause we are delighted to support.”

Natalie Bingham, corporate relationship co-ordinator at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, said: “We are delighted to have Stobart Rail & Civils as our first hospice Business Ambassadors.

“Here at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw we rely on the support of generous businesses who help us to continue providing care to our patients and families when they need it the most.

“It’s important for us that our partnerships are mutually beneficially.

“Our Businesses Ambassador scheme is open to local, regional and national organisations and all of them get to enjoy a range of benefits.”

For more information, visit www.edenvalleyhospice.org, www.jigsawhospice.org or contact the fundraising team on 01228 810801.