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

Event/campaign Date Opportunity

Cold Homes Week

Harewood House 10k

The Long March 

Wills Month 

Corporate networking event   

Charity Ball  

Carers Week event 

Summer raffle

Halifax Show 

Emley / Honley show 

Golf Day

Leeds Abbey Dash 10k

Carol Concerts CD / KL

February

Feb/March

March/April

April

April

May/June

June

July-August

August

August

September

November

December

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

Sponsorship opportunity

Sell raffle tickets

Sponsorship / volunteering opportunity

Sponsorship / volunteering opportunity

Enter a team

Fundraising run

Sponsorship opportunity            

 

•    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

HR Change

Professional employment advice and support

Logical Telecom

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

Salmon Cars

Smart and reliable taxi company based in Huddersfield. Tel: 01484 656344 

Sleigh & Story

Chartered certified accountants offering excellent business advice

Syngenta Huddersfield

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.