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What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK North, South & West Dorset?

By working with Age UK NSWD, your business can make life better for older people. In fact, it can make your business even better too.

Our cause matters – to everyone.

We're all living longer. One in five of us will live to be 100. We can help your staff support their older loved ones and plan for their own later lives.

We’re passionate about fundraising and have a dedicated fundraising officer to support you.

We'll inspire staff and customers to raise money, have fun and feel great. We've got a great calendar of fundraising events, and we will support you every step of the way. So if you're picking a Charity of the Year or looking for a great team-building event that also positively supports the community through fundraising get in touch!

Your support really will make a difference

Thousands of older people urgently need Age UK NSWD's support. We cover a wide area, including many rural locations. We can’t reach them all without you.

  • Your employees could volunteer as telephone befrienders.
  • Your corporate donation could fund vital programmes that literally transform older people’s lives.
  • Your sponsorship could help us deliver our flagship fundraising events such as our annual ball.

A partnership with us could be beneficial for your business by helping you meet your corporate social responsibility objectives. So join us, and help Age UK North, South & West Dorset to support vulnerable people in the local community.

Contact us by email at for more information.

How can we get involved?

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

Choose us as your Charity of the Year

Please consider choosing Age UK North, South & West Dorset 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.

Display a collection tin

Could you display a collection tin in your office or shop? This simple act would help us to collect much-needed donations to continue our vital work in rural Dorset.

Donate a raffle prize or service

Could you donate a prize for one of our fundraising raffles - we very much welcome donations of goods and services to aid in our fundraising efforts. Whether you can provide a bottle of wine, or a weekends getaway, we have a calendar of fundraising events and are sure to have a suitable raffle, auction, or competition that would benefit!

Donate equipment

If you would like to donate a piece of equipment, we would be very grateful. Whether it's a washing machine for use in our warehouse as we clean donated goods for our retail, riser chairs for our community hub, or computing and office equipment for the team. If you have something to offer, please contact us to see what we are currently in need of.

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!

Can your company support the Age UK Telephone Friendship Service?


The Telephone Befriending Service is where volunteers from a range of corporate partners make a weekly 20-minute call to a lonely older person, helping us to reach those most in need.

Why should we become a Corporate Member of the Telephone Friendship Service?

Our telephone Befriending Service reaches those in the community who really need support, volunteers from a range of backgrounds, make a weekly 20-minute call to a lonely older person, helping us to reach those most in need, and we're looking for Corporate Partners to join the initiative.

Why should we become a Corporate Member of the Telephone Befriending Service?

It's easy – unlike other volunteering initiatives, this opportunity takes 20 minutes, and they don't even have to leave their desk to do it!
It’s meaningful – together, we would be addressing a real societal issue, demonstrating your role as a socially responsible company.
It benefits your employees – our volunteers are full of praise for the Telephone Befriending Service!

How does it work?

Once you've joined our Telephone Befriending Service, we'll take your team through the online training and match them with an older person based on shared interests – this helps to ensure a true, long-lasting friendship. And we'll always be there for support and advice throughout the friendship, whenever the volunteer needs us.

With regular reports, you'll also be able to evaluate how your business is truly making a difference to the lives of older people throughout the year.

Contact us via email- or via 01305 269 444 for more information.