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What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Herne Bay?

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 Herne Bay to support vulnerable people in the local community. Contact us on linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk for more information.

See what two of our partners say about working with us in the stories below.

Girlings Solicitors

At Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable, we are very lucky to have a great relationship and partnership with Girlings Solicitors. 

Charlotte Nock (Partner) explains the benefits of this partnership for both parties.

Within the clinics people can gain free legal advice from Charlotte in a safe environment without
having to pay or commit to any costly/ chargeable work.

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Charlotte Nock

‘Iattend monthly Dementia Drop-in Clinics in Herne Bay and Whitstable to give
Pro-bono legal advice to those in need. The Dementia Drop in Clinics allow those
living with dementia, their carers or families to access information, advice and
support at no charge and with no referral. We can assess if they actually need any assistance and people often use me as a
sounding board.’

 

 

What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable?

 ‘Those people we meet in the clinics like our approach and often then want to see us for any follow up work needed, we’ve also gained the trust of the charity as an organisation who treat people fairly.

Personally, me donating my time which has a value to the charity and its beneficiaries, feels good. Girlings has a strong Corporate Social Responsibility ethos and our involvement with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable demonstrates this.  As they are a local charity we see and feel the benefit for those who are being supported.

Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable use our logo on promotional flyers for the service and I’m also able to network with other agencies which can only help our business.’

As well as the benefits to those receiving advice from Charlotte, there are also benefits to their business.

What would you say to other businesses who may be considering working with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable?

Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable staff are all very down to earth and it’s clear they have a caring interest in their clients; staff are always willing to help and grateful for our support, as we are grateful to work with them.’

 
Sainsbury's Herne Bay

At Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable, we are very lucky to have a great relationship and partnership with our local Sainsbury’s store in Herne Bay.

Heather Bennett (Manager) explains the benefits of this partnership for both parties.

How do you help Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable?

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Dan and Scarlett.jpg“We support the charity in many ways; clients of the charity benefit directly from our Food  Partnership Programme,  we offer space to promote the support Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable can offer older people as well as raise awareness of National Age UK Campaigns. We also donate items and release colleagues to support the delivery of events  or clients and fundraisers”.

 

 

What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable?

As well as the benefits to the charity, there are also benefits to the business, Age UK Herne Bay and
Whitstable promote their work on social media, via newsletters and in flyers so it can act as free publicity
when business partner’s contributions are celebrated. Heather says, “As a new store it’s been helpful for us
to get known for supporting the local community, it’s also great for colleague morale being able to contribute
at events. We have 265 colleagues and some of those will also benefit from gaining knowledge of what Age
UK Herne Bay and Whitstable can offer themselves, family or friends, its helped raise awareness.”

What would you say to other businesses who may be considering working with Age UK Herne Bay and
Whitstable?

Heather says that working with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable “is a really good opportunity to do
something different, I’ve got to meet people I never would have otherwise. Being a local partnership means
that you get a real sense of satisfaction from being able to see and experience the real benefits its brought
to local older people”.

How can we get involved?

There are a number of ways your organisation can partner with us.

Sponsor one of our events

A straightforward way to help us is to give financial support for events we are
organising as that means more of the proceeds raised goes to the people we help. In
return we can name you as a sponsor and put your name on the marketing material
and across our social media channels. You can feature your contribution on your
social media channels, too.

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

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?

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

Employees volunteering

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.

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

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, sports event or a raffle. There's so many things they could do. We are also collaborative partners with KM Charity Team who organise challenges that you can now sign up to raise money on our behalf. In 2020 these events include: An Abseil, The Big Bike Ride, The Colour Run and Busters Charity Fire Walk.

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

To Register to take part in KM Charity Team Events on our behalf visit:
www.kmcharityteam.co.uk to sign up.

Team Activity

A group activity is a great way to boost staff morale and raise money for us. Perhaps you could organise a quiz night, snooker or darts match with your staff and/or customers.

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

Donate a percentage from the sale of a product

Could you give us a small percentage of the sale of a particular product or service for one month?  Or ask your customers if they would add £1 to their bill with that £1 going to Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable. We can give you collection boxes and publicise the promotion in our newsletter and on our social media channels. We’ll help you every way we can.

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

Charity of the Year

Choosing Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable as your charity of the year is a great way to support a local charity whilst generating great PR for your company. 

Contact: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS TOO!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: linda.cowdry@ageukhernebay.org.uk