Liverpool Virgin Money store hosting benefit night for Cystic Fybrosis Trust
24 June 2013
- Benefit night to be held at The Casa, 29 Hope Street on 29 June
- All money raised will go to Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- Part of nationwide ‘5 Million Pennies’ campaign
Staff at the Virgin Money Store in Liverpool will be holding a benefit night on 29 June to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Benefit Night will take place at The Casa on Hope Street, and starts at 7pm. There will be a disco, live music and karaoke. The evening will also see an auction for some fantastic prizes and all of the proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Tickets for the event can be purchased from the Virgin Money Liverpool Store.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a faulty gene. This gene controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells, so the lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food. More than two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene – around 1 in 25 of the population. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis but many treatments are available to manage it, including physiotherapy, exercise, medication and nutrition. Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis, and two people die. More than half of the Cystic Fibrosis population in the UK will live past 41, and improved care and treatments mean that a baby born today is expected to live even longer.
Tina Armstrong, Store Manager at Virgin Money in Liverpool said: “We are delighted to be hosting a benefit night to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. We look forward to welcoming our customers, their friends and family. It should be a fun way to raise funds for an excellent cause. Cystic Fibrosis Trust does fantastic work and we hope to raise as much as possible.”
Tina added: “Online giving is an easy way for people to make donations to charity and people can find out more and donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/liverpool-vmstore.”
The ‘5 Million Pennies’ fundraising campaign is part of a nationwide initiative from Virgin Money. All 75 Virgin Money Stores will be holding events for their local community to raise funds for local charities using virginmoneygiving.com. Over £5 million more has reached charities since Virgin Money Giving launched compared to its main competitor due to its not-for-profit structure and over £150 million has been raised since the online fundraising service was launched in October 2009.
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About Virgin Money
- Virgin Money provides savings, mortgages, credit cards, pensions, investment and protection products to over four million customers
- Virgin Money’s business ambition is to make “everyone better off” – this philosophy underpins our approach to business by offering good value to customers, treating employees well, making a positive contribution to society and delivering a profit to shareholders
- Virgin Money is the official sponsor of the London Marathon, the biggest annual fundraising event in the world. Virgin Money leads the London Marathon sponsorship with the ambition to help runners raise £¼ billion over 5 years and will use its infrastructure, online capability and financial expertise to deliver that through Virgin Money Giving
About Virgin Money Giving
- Virgin Money Giving is the not-for-profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money and was established in 2009 to support Virgin’s sponsorship of the London Marathon. Virgin Money uses its infrastructure and expertise as a financial services business to ensure that Virgin Money Giving is efficient and secure
- Virginmoneygiving.com is free for fundraisers, charges a flat registration fee of £100 plus VAT for charities, and a two per cent fee on all donations before Gift Aid, which means for every £10 raised, charities receive £12.15. Virgin Money Giving charges charities the minimum fees needed to cover the running costs of the site. Any money left over after covering operating costs will go towards reducing fees further or improving services for fundraisers and charities
- Fundraisers can personalise their fundraising pages, send out email alerts and manage their fundraising events. They can include their own content, photos and links to their page as well as customise messages to their supporters.
- Fundraisers can also link their page to social networking sites. Virgin Money Giving also contains fundraising ideas and tips, offering help and advice to fundraisers on how to raise more for charity.