Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury Hospice becomes charity of the year for the Salisbury Gift Card

2nd August 2019

Salisbury Hospice Charity has been chosen as the charity of the year for the Salisbury Gift Card.

The Salisbury Gift Card is a pre-loaded card which can be spent in over 130 different businesses in the city centre, including shops, restaurants, hotels, salons, attractions and more.

Launched in June 2018, the Salisbury Gift Card is an initiative of Salisbury BID that supports businesses by keeping spend within the city centre’s businesses. It also increases footfall into the city by bringing people in to spend their gift card.

Since the launch last year, over £30,000 worth of Salisbury Gift Cards have been purchased.

As the charity of the year, Salisbury Hospice Charity will potentially receive donations from gift cards being purchased online. The option to give a donation of £1, £2, £5 or £10 has been added to the Salisbury Gift Card e-commerce website. Any donations made via the website will be donated to the Salisbury Hospice Charity in full.

Salisbury Gift Cards can be purchased online via a dedicated website and the BID offers free delivery.

Kara Rogers, Marketing & Communications Manager of Salisbury BID, said: “The BID’s main priority is to support our business members, but it’s also really important we incorporate supporting local charities into our work where possible and we’re really pleased to have partnered up with Salisbury Hospice Charity.”

“The Salisbury Gift Card has proven to be a real hit with the public and the BID’s business members, and we encourage people to continue using the gift card to support Salisbury’s businesses. It makes the perfect gift for everyone… friends, family and employees!”

Louise Compton, Corporate Fundraiser at Salisbury Hospice Charity, said: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Salisbury BID and the Salisbury Gift Card. This is an exciting initiative to support local businesses and an excellent opportunity to raise essential funds for your local hospice.”