Some companies want to get involved because they believe in the concept of supporting a local charity. As well as raising their profile in the community, this can also increase staff morale and boost customer loyalty.
There are so many ways your company can make a difference by choosing a Corporate Partnership with John Eastwood Hospice Trust. The size of your business does not matter, there are still so many options available for those that want to be involved:
Charity of the Year
Choosing John Eastwood Hospice as your charity of the year will help to raise the £450,000 needed annually to continue providing specialist palliative care services to the community. We will support your involvement throughout while at the same time helping to promote your business.
Get your employees to work together and boost staff morale by encouraging them to arrange an event in which proceeds could be donated to John Eastwood Hospice. This could be as simple as a dress down day or as extreme as a workplace skydive, the options are endless but all can prove to increase staff motivation and improve staff skills.
Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to the charities and good causes of their choice. Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you’re a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.
Matching employee giving is one of the best ways to increase employee engagement with your charity partnership or support a one-off campaign to maximise funds. Many organisations offer match funding as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. It is a convenient way to add to an employee’s donation.
Donations of products/services
The fundraising department at John Eastwood Hospice are continuously requesting donations for our raffles. Maybe your business could help in giving a prize or providing a service for this or even providing end of line goods for us to sell in our charity shops.
Instead of monetary donations, why not consider a volunteering day where your employees can give their time to helping outside of their usual environment. It is possible to organise a team to attend our events or to assist in an area of the hospice that needs attention on an ad-hoc basis.
To express an interest in a Corporate Partnership with John Eastwood Hospice, please contact Diane Humphreys, Hospice Trust Manager, here.