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What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Blackburn with Darwen?

A partnership with us as a local charity could be beneficial for your business by helping you meet your corporate social responsibility objectives. It's a great way to motivate employees, gain insight into the over-50s market, get some great PR and help Age UK Blackburn with Darwen to support vulnerable people in the local community.

By supporting Age UK Blackburn with Darwen or adopting us as your charity of the year, your business can gain real benefits in terms of public perception, positive publicity and employee motivation; as well as helping to deliver your corporate social responsibility aims.

We will give you all the support you need and help you with fundraising ideas and items. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that all monies raised will be spent in Blackburn with Darwen, providing services for local older people and their carers.

You don't have to be a large business. We are grateful for all support.

Contact Elaine Jennings on elaine.jennings@ageukbwd.org.uk for more information.

How can we get involved?

There are a number of ways your organisation can partner with us.

Choose Age UK Blackburn with Darwen as your Charity of the Year

Please consider choosing Age UK Blackburn with Darwen as your business Charity of the Year. In return we would offer joint branding on our fundraising materials and our events, as well as positive PR and local media coverage.

Sponsor one of our events

Your staff could get involved in our events thoughout the year, such as our annual Bake-off contest and summer garden party. By sponsoring an event you help us with the costs, for example, food and decorations, and in return get some great PR and local media coverage.

Display a collection tin

Could you display a collection tin in your office or shop? This would help us to collect much needed donations to continue our vital work in Blackburn and Darwen.

Donate a raffle prize or service

Could you donate a prize for one of our many fundraising raffles and competitions - perhaps a bottle of wine, box of chocolates or biscuits, bath goodies, gift vouchers, or free services?

Donate equipment

If you would like to donate a piece of equipment, we would be very grateful. We usually need raiser chairs for people in our day centre, kitchen equipment for our lunch clubs, and computer equipment for our staff.

Send employees to volunteer

Could you send a team to help out at an event or activity? It's a great way for staff to bond by working together to help vulnerable older people. Previous staff teams have taken older people on days out, painted our day centre, and revamped our garden.

Run a fundraising event

Your employees could run their own fundraiser to help raise vital funds for our work. They could do a cake sale, dress down day, a sponsored walk or run, or a raffle. There's so many things they could do - contact us for more ideas!

Corporate sponsor case study - Pret a Manger 2015

Age UK Anytown partnered with Pret a Manger Anytown in 2015 as their chosen Charity of the Year. Here's what we did:

  • Pret employees held a fundraiser in store with all staff dressing up in clothes from different decades. They raised £400 and the event got coverage in the local newspaper and on social media.
  • Pret donated sandwiches and coffee for our weekly lunch clubs.
  • Pret sponsored our annual picnic in the park outing with branded picnic items, volunteers, and decorations. We had 130 attendees including the Mayor of Anytown and local newspapers.

Thank you to Pret a Manger Anytown for making us their Charity of the Year 2015!

For further information please contact Elaine Jennings, Head of Business Development

Phone: 01254 266620

Email: elaine.jennings@ageukbwd.org.uk