What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Croydon?
A partnership with us could be beneficial for your organisation 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 Croydon 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 Croydon as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Croydon 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 Older Persons Day, and Seasonal Ball. 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 ontinue our vital work in Croydon.
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?
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 set tables for our Seasonal Ball, provided tech support, and painted our kitchen.
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!
Business Volunteers - Huntress Recruitment
A team of volunteers from Huntress Recruitment spent a day in May 2018 volunteering at our Thornton Heath site – painting our kitchen in the morning, before spending the afternoon showing a group of our service users how to use their laptops, tablets and smart phones over a cuppa at a ‘Tea and Tech’ event.
The event was organised by Business Volunteers - http://www.businessvolunteers.co.uk/ - and hosted by Age UK Croydon. This is a great example of how local companies can combine team building and corporate responsibility with supporting their communities.
If you would like to help
If you would like to speak to someone about how you could help, we would love to hear from you