Let Hospice of the Valleys help your business/organisation step into Christmas this festive period with our very first Online Christmas Market.
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Closing Date 22nd October
Everyone would agree that online shopping has become the popular choice and kept us going during lock-down.
You may not be able to attend your local Christmas fayres and markets because of restrictions or many have been cancelled but let’s take the opportunity to bring an Online Christmas Market right to the comfort of your shoppers own home!
People may have reservations about physically going out and Christmas shopping or indeed may be in local lock-down and unable too.
This is a great way to take some of that stress away and help keep people safe, as they can cosy up on the sofa, in the comfort of their own home, nice cuppa, heating on and dry and browse away for a whole month of uninterrupted shopping – perfect! And what’s more, you’re helping the Hospice to be there for those who need us most during these unprecedented and very challenging times to come.
The Hospice Online Christmas Market will run for an entire month, from 1st November until 30th November 2020, giving shoppers the chance to view, purchase, tell their friends and shop some more.
Here at the Hospice we understand that many businesses and organisations have struggled and are continuing to do so during these unprecedented times. We hope that this is a way to be able to show our support and help the local businesses and organisations in our community and further afield.
As a Vendor, the Christmas Market is the ideal platform to promote your business or organisation, sell your products and in turn show your support for Hospice of the Valleys.
Targeted posts on Facebook and other social media platforms to our thousands of followers
Press release within the local press.
Online Christmas Market posters displayed in our Hospice shops together with flyers for shoppers.
Promotion of the Online Christmas Market through our email communications and event link included on our email signature box.
Taking into consideration the current challenging financial climate for everyone, we are offering a very competitive Vendor fee of £10 for the month.
We kindly ask that you would consider a discount to our shoppers who click through and purchase from your shop, by using a specific discount code. This would also help us track the success of this event.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions prior to completing your application.
To apply for a Vendor’s space, please click below to complete your application. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda on 01495 717277 or by email email@example.com
Closing Date 22nd October
The enormity of the impact of COVID-19 on all of us is undeniable and Hospice of the Valleys has been and continues to be affected by this pandemic. The majority of our events and campaigns have either been cancelled or deferred and our shops faced a long period of closure, all having a massive impact on income generation.
With that, we have had to be creative in exploring alternative ways to generate income. We have been able to offer some campaigns and events virtually and this is why the Online Christmas Market is more vital than ever!
Whilst our doors may not have been physically open, we were quick to implement new ways of delivering our much-needed support. Our dedicated Nurses and Family Support Teams have been working tirelessly to ensure they are providing as many of our specialised services through where possible face-to-face visits, phone calls and zoom interactions to patients and their loved ones and reaching out to partners and providing emotional and bereavement support to care home staff.
Many of our patients are immune compressed and have an increased vulnerability. COVID-19 restrictions and isolation has seen access to some additional services removed for our patients resulting in heightened levels of anxiety. Our Clinical Teams have continued to be there so support their mental and emotional well-being and in some sad cases, making sure patients do no die alone.