BT Team Revamp Hospice Website
The website provides an important gateway into the work of GTHC and for the first time supporters can now book events online, make a donation and find out more about the activities undertaken by the team at the hospice.
The estimated value of BT’s support is around £15,000 and the new look website has already had a significant impact on the charity. The statistics show the number of people using the site has increased by 50 per cent and online bookings for events such as the Onesie Walk and the Opera Delights have started flowing through.
One of the first online users, Sandra Miles, said: “I have been attending the various functions of George Thomas Hospice care for over 7 years now and can only say how much I like being able to browse the new website and see all the future functions, dates and costs. The ease and speed of booking places is so much better than filling out forms and posting.”
GTHC relies heavily on fundraising events and support from the Cardiff community to raise the £1.3 million needed each year to run the hospice and provide the specialist services.
Head of Income Generation, Suzanne Cass, said: “We have a very small administration team here at the hospice and the revamped website simply couldn’t be achieved without the BT graduates. We are extremely grateful for the work they have undertaken and we are pleased to see that the positive results are already making a difference.”
The three BT graduates Mark Whelton, Paul Schwan and Dylan Jones have spent over six months working on the site including evenings and weekends to complete it.
BT Director Wales, Ann Beynon, said: “I am very proud of our graduates and the excellent contribution they have made to this important charity. BT encourages our people to volunteer by giving them three working days a year to do so. I know that the work Mark, Paul and Dylan have done was well in excess of that as they did much of the required work in their own time. It is to their credit that they used their initiative and decided to make a contribution that used their technical and IT skills thereby providing a service that added huge value to a worthy cause.”
Chief Executive GTHC, Mike Walsh, said: “I am extremely grateful for BT’s very generous support in developing our new state of the art website. An easy to navigate, informative website is an essential tool in the very difficult economic environment we face today. I know our many supporters across Cardiff will find it so much easier to find out about and book a place on our fundraising events; we hope this will allow us to boost our income in future so that we can continue to care for every patient referred to our service.”
You can visit the brand new website and see upcoming events at: http://www.gthc.org.uk/