Bank Park’s fundraising drive first started in 2012 after an inspirational visit to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Bank Park is a fair parking scheme set to give local businesses and charities a helping hand.
Since Ashley’s visit, Bank Park have gone full throttle with their fundraising dedicating 9 of their car parks to Bluebell Wood and have topped over £56,000 in donations from parking fees. This phenomenal amount was raised through their parking scheme which gives Bluebell Wood a donation for each car parked in their car parks located in Sheffield, Rotherham, Mansfield and Chesterfield. In addition, Bank Park also manage car parks for retail stores including. Decathlon in Sheffield which also match donates the percentage raised from their car park, helping raise even more! The current total from this one store alone is in excess of £5,000 since January 2016.
Bank Park also have clothing bins installed in their Sheffield and Chesterfield car parks so customers can park up and donate clothes, shoes, books or bric-a-brac. Each bag generates around £15 in our shops and since 2015 has raised £8175 - that’s a total of 545 bags! So a big shout out to Bank Park customers who support us. The great work of Bank Park doesn’t stop there, as they’re also a proud member of our 365 Business Club, plus they operate The Trades,a live music venue in Rotherham, where various fundraising events for Bluebell Wood are held.
Ashley has even risked life and limb for our cause and thrown himself out of an aircraft in a sponsored sky dive, conquering his fear of heights, in order to help our Hospice. Thank you Bank Park for being our charitable parking partner.
Corporate Fundraising Manager, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
St Luke’s Hospice is hugely grateful to Bank Park for the continued support that they give to us, and since we started working together in May 2014 they have raised just over £6,700 for St Luke’s through their car park based at The Grosvenor Hotel, Charter Square, Sheffield.
This outstanding amount equates to 296 hours of complete care for a patient who is receiving care and support on our In Patient Centre. Each month we receive a very generous donation of approximately £450 from Bank Park. We currently have to raise £6.1million a year just to keep St Luke’s doors open to the terminally ill people of Sheffield.
Bank Park also introduced us to the Grosvenor Hotel Retail Site allowing us to negotiate the opening of a retail shop in the city centre. In the last year this shop has contributed a gross figure of over £150,000 to our fundraising total. We truly value the wonderful support of Bank Park as a charity partner to St Luke’s.
Chief Executive of St Luke’s Hospice
My name is Phillip Morton and I am the head of the Fundraising Department here at the RSPCA Sheffield Branch.
We are a non government funded Charity in the Sheffield area and we get no financial support from the National RSPCA Society throughout the year. We do rely mainly on corporate and public support to help our centre run smoothly and efficiently.
Last year Lound Court car park raised around £2000 for the RSPCA and this sum of money was very much appreciated. To give an example of how the money was spent, we have an average veterinary bill of around £6000 per month. So far this year from June 2016 till present, they have raised £778.93 and this money will also make a large impact on that veterinary bill.
What Lound Court have enabled us to do is actually help people on low income, or benefits to get the best possible treatment for their pets without the worry of expensive or out of reach veterinary bills. The money raised has made a massive difference to those who need it the most, the animals that our Charity was set up to help in the first instance.
We can only continue to help and increase the level of help for our customers, by these kinds of donations.
On behalf of everybody here at the RSPCA Sheffield Branch, we would like to say a huge thank you to
Lound Court for their generosity, hard work and continued support.
Head of Fundraising RSPCA
Bank Park and Decathlon gave South Yorkshire hospice care an £800 boost when they encouraged customers to take part in their ‘Tryathlon’ challenge.
The three day Bank Holiday fundraiser was organised by parking management company Bank Park and Decathlon sports super store in support of the 2016 Master Cutler’s Challenge, supporting St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield and Rotherham Hospice.
Over the three days, there was a chance to make a charity donation and take part in one of three special challenges – the pop up tent challenge, the turbo trainer challenge and the chin up challenge - at the Decathlon store in Eyre Street, Sheffield, raising a final total of £880.35.
“Bank Park & Decathlon are both long term supporters of St Luke’s and raised an outstanding amount with their joint event,” said St Luke’s Corporate Fundraising Manager Joasia Lesniak.
“Making the weekend even more special, Decathlon also kindly donated some fantastic prizes to encourage people’s support.”