What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly?
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-50s market, get some great PR and help Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly to support vulnerable people in the local community. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can we get involved?
There are a number of ways your organisation can partner with us.
Choose Age UK Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Cornwall 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 through our digital and direct marketing mediums and local media coverage. Speak to Lee Davies on 01872 266383 or email@example.com for more information.
Sponsor an event!
Your staff could get involved in our events thoughout the year, this could be at the Royal Cornwall Show or one of our Day Care fetes. By sponsoring an event you help us with the costs, for example, food, resources and decorations, and in return get some great PR and local media coverage. You can also hold an event in the community and choose us as your charity, we would be more than happy to send a speaker or a volunteer along to help with the day/s. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Display a collection tin
Could you display a collection tin in your office, building or shop? This would help us to collect much needed donations to continue our vital work in Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly.
Donate a raffle prize or service
Could you donate a prize for one of our many fundraising raffles and competitions throughout the year - perhaps a bottle of wine, box of chocolates or biscuits, bath goodies, gift vouchers, or free services that would support older persons?
If you would like to donate a piece of equipment, we would be very grateful. We always need equipment & resources for day care services, 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 served Christmas lunches, taken older people on days out, painted our day centre, and revamped gardens.
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 are so many things they could do - contact us for more ideas!
Corporate sponsor case study - South West Water
Age UK Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly are very happy to announce that South West Water staff have kindly offered to support us again this year as one of their adopted charities in the South West.
South West Water have donated a fantastic amount to support the ongoing work of our advice and information service.
Lee Davies, Marketing & Communications Advisor of Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, explains: “This is the 5th year that South West Water has given us this wonderful donation. We want to offer our thanks to South West Water and their staff, who continue to support our charity year on year."
“This fantastic donation will directly support our Information & Advice Service and it's amazing network of volunteers. This amount is invaluable as we continue to help individuals throughout Cornwall. Last year, this vital service supported people to claim benefits totalling an incredible £1,684,815. With help from partners, such as South West Water, we hope to better this total again this year!”
Our Information & Advice Service can often mean the difference between heating or no heating and eating or not eating. This gateway service can also reduce social isolation and the escalating dependency on statutory services. To continue offering this free service, which is mostly supported by volunteers giving their time, skills and experience, we need support from donors
South West Water donation in numbers
In 2019/20 the number of enquiries supported by the contribution of South West Water was 250 (25% of 998), the number of visits carried out was 129 (25% of 516) and the total amount of entitlements received by those individuals was around £421,200, an average of £3,265 per person.
Thank you to South West Water for making us one of their adopted charities - we hope this partnership continues for years to come.
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Please click to view a press release, highlighting organisations that have supported Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly since April 2019