We are always delighted to make contact with local businesses and hope that we can work together to benefit both.
There are a number of ways that you can support us including:
• Join our corporate supporters ‘In Good Company’ programme
We would like to invite you to join like-minded businesses and be 'In Good Company'. You can help us stop older people from feeling lonely and isolated. Because no one should have no one.
Our "In Good Company" scheme gives local businesses the opportunity to support the services we provide to reduce loneliness in our communities, including our befriending services.
There are 34,000 older people living alone in Calderdale and Kirklees and many of them don't have a conversation with anyone from week to week. If we work together we can bring some good company into their lives. Because we believe that everyone should have someone!
The feedback below show just how much our befriending services can mean to a lonely older person:
"It makes you feel better and that you are not forgotten”
"Monday afternoon is, for me, often the one bright spot in an otherwise dull and uneventful week. Why? Because on Monday afternoon the ‘phone rings and I find myself talking to Mary, one of the Age UK ‘A Call in Time’ volunteers".
Still, 39% of over 65's are identified as lonely. Our befriending services work directly to tackle loneliness. But we need your support.
Being In Good Company is easy and affordable and has such an impact on people's lives. For more information and to join us In Good Company, contact JChurley@ageukck.org.uk
• Volunteer with us
Visit our volunteering page for more information on our volunteering opportunities.
• Participate in our fundraising events
Calendar of Events
Cold Homes Week
Harewood House 10k
The Long March
Corporate networking event
Carers Week event
Emley / Honley show
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k
Carol Concerts CD / KL
Fundraising / campaigning opportunity
Fundraising 10k run
15k Easter Sunday midnight sponsored walk
Participate as a solicitor/promote
Network with other like-minded local companies
Sponsorship opportunity / buy a table
Sell raffle tickets
Sponsorship / volunteering opportunity
Sponsorship / volunteering opportunity
Enter a team
• Hold your own fundraising event
Visit our fundraising page or download our fundraising pack for lots of ideas!
• Help raise awareness of our products and services
Include Age UK C&K news items in your company newsletter or have a supply of our leaflets at your work.
• Share your expertise or donate in kind
Call us if you would like to discuss this way of supporting us!
The benefits of working with Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees :
• Website acknowledgement (In Good Company)
• Social media publicity and PR opportunities
• Access to networking events
• Charitable tax write off for donations
• Help fulfil CSR obligation and demonstrate ethical standards
• Enhance your reputation and appeal to the older market
We already have the support of these good companies!
Your donation will make an invaluable direct contribution to the ongoing provision of key services for older people in your local community.
We would like to say a huge 'thank-you' to our current Sponsors:
Capri Finance Ltd
Interim management and financial consultancy services
Costa Coffee Next Birstall
The nation's favourite coffee shop
Cummins Turbo Technologies
Global manufacturer of turbo technologies
Eastwood and Partners Financial Services Ltd
Independent insurance brokes and financal advisers
Professional employment advice and support
Communications solutions for business
Omega Security Systems Ltd
We design, install and maintain all your commercial security requirements including door entry systems, wireless CCTV, access management and security camera systems
Ridley & Hall
A local firm of solicitors with a national reputation
Ridley and Hall are also proud to offer The Grandparents Legal Centre www.grandparentslegalcentre.co.uk
and Elderflower, offering all sorts of advice for older people www.elderfloweradvice.co.uk
Smart and reliable taxi company based in Huddersfield. Tel: 01484 656344
Sleigh & Story
Chartered certified accountants offering excellent business advice
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies, dedicated to their purpose of 'Bringing plant potential to life'
Wrightsure Insurance Group
Independent Broker providing a range of insurance products for business
Yorkshire Building Society - Waterloo Branch
Yorkshire Building Society provides a range of Savings accounts, Insurance products, Mortgages and more throughout the UK
Call the Huddersfield office for more information about joining us 'In Good Company' on
01484 535 994.
Please feel free to download this guide to charitable giving:
Gifts to Charity made by Limited Companies
It is an east-to-read guide to tax efficient charitable giving, orginated by Sleigh and Story, covering the claiming of corporation tax, different types of 'gifts' and VAT implications of charitable giving.