What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin?
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 Shropshire Telford & Wrekin 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 us as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin 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 Volunteer Christmas lunch or our conference which we organise every two years. 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 Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
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?
Donate equipment or services
If you would like to donate a piece of equipment or some of your experience, we would be very grateful. We often need IT equipment and advice, office equipment, legal and financial services. Pro bono donations can save our organisation thousands of pounds.
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 helped to steward at our Afternoon of Entertainment, taken part in bag packing at a local supermarket and visited our day centres to help entertain the members.
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!
Corporate sponsor case study - ReAssure in 2018
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin partnered with ReAssure in 2018 as they wanted to support local older people. Here's what they did:
- Donated over 200 gift boxes which we gave out to members of the Telford day centres at Christmas time. This brought a smile to many faces.
- Supported our fundraising with staff getting involved in challenge events and setting up their own knitting group to take part in the Big Knit.
- Volunteered to visit our day centres and provided entertainment.
- Volunteered in our befriending scheme offering companionship for older people.
- Hosted a 'Great Get Together' inviting older people to join in a tea party to enjoy cake and games.
Thank you to ReAssure for supporting us in 2018!
We would like to thank the following companies for their donations in 2017/18:
- Telford Land Registry
- GKN Sankey
- Tesco Extra, Battlefield
- Darwin Glass