Some months we can have over 40 requests for voucher donations.
We decided that we would restrict our charitable giving to one main charity and some very local or personal events, of which we choose ourselves,
Over the past 7 years we have raised quite a lot of money for many charities by partaking in walks, zip wires and various other fundraising events.
So…. When we politely refuse your request, please remember:
We are sure the cause you are raising money for is very deserving but we do not have a lot of money to give away and, please remember that giving a gift voucher or a product is exactly the same as giving money, for a small business it is not something we can just “write off”. We are not being mean or denigrating your cause, just trying to ensure we make a living and provide a living for our staff.
A £10 voucher is more than an hour of staff time. It is worth remembering that most small businesses feel exactly the same as we do and if we can offer you any advice, it would be to focus your requests on bigger, more affluent businesses.
We wish you the best of luck with your fund raising.