Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.
We believe that every older person should have the opportunity to enjoy later life. By becoming a partner of Age UK Northumberland, you will be changing lives
Sponsor the Friendship Line
Every £5 that you raise will fund one telephone Befriending Call in the county but £30,000 would sponsor the whole Friendship Line and help hundreds of older people in Northumberland. At the end of the sponsorship, we would be able to provide you with statistics for the number of older people that have benefitted from the service and how you have helped them. If the sponsorship option isn’t for you, you could pledge to fundraise a certain amount towards the Friendship Line and your name would be included on our online and offline promotional materials as a supporter of the service.
Sponsor a Day in Information and Advice
Age UK Northumberland offers a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers. In 2015/2016 the service helped ober 3306 people and claimed £1,446,027 in annualised benefit gains. Each day it costs £500 to run the service from our Head Office in Ashington and we are inviting local groups and businesses to support the service by sponsoring a day in Information and Advice. Your employees would be invited along to the charity to see how the Information and Advice service works, there would be a social media takeover of our accounts, focusing on your organisation and how you have supported our central service, as well as promoting your brand and services.
You will have the opportunity to purchase a table at the Age UK Northumberland Annual Dinner at Woodhorn Museum. The event is a great opportunity to network with members of your team and key business suppliers, as well as other businesses in the North East. There are also sponsorship packages available for the Annual Dinner.
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 Northumberland.
Payroll Giving is an easy‚ tax effective way for your employees to make a regular donation to support Age UK Northumberland and help make a difference to people in later life. At the end of the year, we will be able to give each of your employees that signs up, a rundown of how they have helped older people in Northumberland.
Gifts in kind
There may be opportunities for your organisation to provide Age UK Northumberland with gifts in kind for example raffle prizes, advertising or editorial in your corporate literature, offering places on in-house training courses. There are lots of ways that you can help simply by sharing your expertise with staff and volunteers.
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.
There are a number of volunteering opportunities at Age UK Northumberland for your employees: they can spend a day in one of our day centres or lunch clubs. Office based staff could come and help us to handle the calls at The Round House in Ashington or join us as a befriender at Social Fridays. We are always looking for friendly fundraisers to join us at events too! All volunteers will be given an induction from our Volunteer Co-Ordinator and their experiences will be promoted throughout our newsletters, website and social media. All of the volunteering opportunities will help lonely older people through befriending and helping us to spend more quality time with those in our care.
Throughout the year we will be holding lots of fundraising events and campaigns which will offer an opportunity for your care homes to get involved. For example, in January we are launching ‘There’s Always Time For Tea’, where we are inviting community groups and organisations to invite a neighbour for tea to raise money for the charity. .
One great partnership, can have a great impact.
As Age UK Northumberland continues to grow, partnerships are vital to our success.
We believe that it is important that both parties find the relationship mutually beneficial. We will work closely with you, to understand what you want from the partnership and how it can work for you.
How can we support you?
As a corporate partner of Age UK Northumberland, we want to support your business and we can do this in a number of ways, as well as other ways that we can explore together:
- Press Coverage and Social Media Promotion
We will announce the partnership to local, regional and industry media as well as promoting key successes along the way.
You will have a brand presence on our website as a partner of Age UK Northumberland.
- Invitations to Events
You will be invited to attend Age UK Northumberland events.
We will keep you regularly updated about how your support has made a difference.
A simple hello could lead to a million things!
We’d love to get to know you better to see how we can work together. Contact Rachel Todd our Head of Income Generation and she will work on a unique partnership with you to support your vision and values.