What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough?
A partnership with us 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-60s market, get some great PR and help Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to support vulnerable people in the local community.
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We appreciate your desire to support us, and we want to provide meaningful and worthwhile opportunities for your staff which are of benefit to the service users, whilst complying with relevant Safeguarding and Health & Safety legislation. Set out below are some of our ideas of ways in which you can get involved and support us, and enable you and us to plan and deliver your volunteering to make a positive, and hopefully, ongoing contribution to the well-being of our service users.
We always welcome ideas and initiatives from companies and their employees and are happy to discuss these with you and will support these ventures where it is practicable to do so and meets our service users’ needs and charity objectives.
We are always grateful for any offers to raise funds for us as we rely heavily on fundraising to enable us to offer many of our services.
Encourage your employees to join in The Big Knit. The Big Knit is a nationwide campaign that Age UK runs in partnership with innocent drinks where we ask you to knit little woolly hats which then go on to their smoothie drinks. For every smoothie sold, Age UK receives 25p. There are over 130 local Age UK's brand partners, of which Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is one, and all the partners may take part if they wish. In the past we have managed to contribute thousands of little hats to this campaign. The participation has delighted many and also raised much needed funds for us. In the 2020/22 Big Knit campaign Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough collected 15,085 little hats, which raised an incredible £3,771.25 for us to help support local older people.
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Run an Fundraising Event
Your employees could organsise and run their own fundraiser to help raise vital funds for our work. Your team can be as innovative as they wish! By running your own fundraiser you will learn and use a variety of team skills to included; strategy development, leadership, team work, good communication, organisation, project management, and marketing - all whilst doing something worthwhile and giving back to the local community.
Some fundraising ideas are:
Cake sale, car boot sale
Dress down day, fancy dress up day
A sponsored walk, run, 3 legged pub crawl
Raffle, (silent) Auction
Quiz night, beetle drive, race night
There's so many things they could do - See our A to Z Fundraising Ideas or contact us for more ideas! Set up a fundraising page for us with Give as you Live DONATE or Just Giving to collect sponsorship donations easily online.
Fundraise while you shop with Give as you Live
You can display our leaflets and encourage your staff, contacts and customers to generate free funds for us by making a small change to the way they do their on-line shopping. (download) You can enable free donations are made to us by a number of retailers, by shopping via Give As You Live App. All you have to do is downlaod the App, sign up, and do all your shopping through the access page (you are directed to the retailer's website and your visit is tracked to enable the donation to be made to us by the retailer when you check out with your purchase.)
Can you make your online business purchases via the app? Hotel, venues, train bookings, and much more could all generate free funds for us at no cost to you. All you have to do is downlaod the App and do all your shopping through the access page (you are directed to the retailer's website and your visit is tracked to enable the donation to be made to us by the retailer when you check out with your purchase.)
Demonstrate your support and motivate your staff even further by showing your business commitment. Pledge to match (or double!) the sum of money your staff either raise or donate.
Do you have any talented individuals or teams in your company?
Host a Company Workshop
If your company has a particular area of expertise, could you run a one-day workshop and collect donations as a sign-up fee? This could be, from craft workshops to design workshops, or even a training session.
We would be able to support you with cobranded flyers and promotion of the workshop or event. If this is an idea you’d be keen to explore further, please get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com
Sharing what we do and our need for volunteers and support is vital to enable us to reach the many older people who need our services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
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 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
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Display our Donation Poster
Display our QR code poster on how to make a digital donation by text or online. Download our poster here
Recycle your ink with us
Recycle4Charity is a free and easy to use ink recycling programme, simply follow the link and register to send your empty cartridges for recycling. Help us to raise funds and save the planet! You can also request a collection box for you to display in your office. Click here
You can advertise our services:
Displaying our leaflets in your reception area
Sharing our posts on your social media
Share our advert video on your office TV's (download)
We welcome sponsorship of events and activities throughout the year. By sponsoring an event your staff can either be fully involved or provide the funds for the materials and expenses, and in return you will receive some great PR and local media coverage.
Choose Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough 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 throughout the year(s) of our partnership.
Sponsor one of our events
Your staff could get involved in our events throughout the year, such as in one of our centres, or supported clubs, across the county. By sponsoring an event you help us with the costs, for example, food and decorations, hosting Christmas parties. In return you get some great PR and local media coverage.
This is a way your staff can volunteer in their own time or individually during work hours.
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 served Christmas lunches, taken older people on days out, painted our day centre, and revamped our garden.
Telephone Befriending Volunteering
You may have staff who would like to support an isolated older person on a one-to-one basis. Our Telephone Befrienders are matched with an older person and call them once a week for a chat for about 20 minutes. These calls take place at a time convenient to the volunteer and older person, so can take place during work hours or in the evenings and weekends.
Could you allow your staff 20 minutes out of the working day to make someone’s day? Alternatively, could you promote this to your staff via your internal email and communications? Telephone Befrienders are DBS checked and fully trained and supported throughout their volunteering.
We are always grateful for any offers to raise funds for us as we rely heavily on donations to enable us to offer many of our services.
Donate Raffle prize or services
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 wool for the Big Knit
If you would like to donate wool, we would be very grateful. We usually need wool for our knitters who knit the little hats that go on the top of Innocent Smoothie bottles and raise 25p for each hat. More details are here
Share our annual Wish List of gifts to purchase and donate, so that our staff can pass on a Christmas gift to our service users who will not receive anything, or very little, at this poignant time of the year when many older people find themselves feeling lonely. Some representative employees could come and visit one of our centres with some of the gifts.
You can collect donations from staff and arrange with us to drop off the gifts at our office. We also publish a Amazon Wishlist every year where your employees can purchase and gift and it gets sent straight to us. For access to the Wishlist contact us email@example.com
Could any of your team make a monthly donation to us out of their salary? Or maybe set up a monthly Donr Text Giving to us. If everyone donated the cost of one coffee a month (e.g. £3.00) it would soon add up. Regular giving helps us to provide our vital information and advice services to older people. See the different ways you can donate on our Donate Page.
Download our Corporate outline document and our TV ad for you to share in your office