Edinburgh marketing agency helps to raise £11,000 for Scottish palliative care charity PATCH.
News release – 4 July 2022 – The generosity of an Edinburgh direct marketing agency– The Dragonfly Agency – has helped raise over £11,000 for Scottish palliative care charity PATCH. The support began in 2016 when Dragonfly offered to print and package Christmas cards for PATCH to sell to fundraise to enable specific projects across hospitals in Scotland. Every year the team at Dragonfly has continued to print both Christmas and note cards which provide a very important addition to the charity with a range of beautiful animal, bird and winter-themed artwork.
Projects that have benefited from the fundraising include supporting nurses who are developing their skills to provide quality palliative and end of life care and the development of literature to help nursing and clinical staff feel more comfortable in their knowledge and understanding of palliative care provision.
Dr Pamela Levack, Medical Director and Founder of PATCH commented:
We have been so delighted and touched by the continued generosity of Vicky, Isla and the whole team at The Dragonfly Agency. Every year they have offered their support without hesitation and the results have been the most beautiful cards that we are able to sell to raise funds. The cards are bespoke for PATCH supporters each year. The funds raised have supported very important work like funding a pull-down bed at Kelso Community Hospital for a relative to stay overnight with a loved one who is nearing the end of life. This was a joint venture with the Friends of Kelso Hospital. We are also supporting a communications course for fifth year medical students in Dundee.
Vicky Grant, CEO and Founder of the Dragonfly agency commented:
PATCH is very close to our hearts because of the superb work they do to help people and their families with end-of-life care. Sadly, it is something so many people close to us have had to go through. Dragonfly really wanted to support PATCH’s great work and help raise even more vital funds.
We are passionate about letters and cards and wanted to give back something that everyone could benefit from. Cards and letters allow people to touch others through kind words and support, so it was a very fitting option for us to be able to produce these for PATCH and for them to raise money along the way.
The latest cards are still available, incorporating a photo of a Borders scene taken by local photographer Andrew Macdonald (image attached). The cards are blank inside so can be used as notelets throughout the year. Cards are sold in packs of 10 for £8.