Companies are now recognising the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility even on a small scale.
There are many ways for companies, whatever their size, to support Willen Hospice. Whether you can sponsor just one event for us, adopt us as your charity for the year, encourage your employees to take part in our weekly lottery, or give regularly through a payroll giving scheme, your support is very important to us. The Hospice helps many people each year – relatives, friends, colleagues and there is no better way to demonstrate your support for our work then by getting involved in fundraising for us. The fundraising team is also always keen to hear of new ways that the Hospice and businesses can work together for mutual benefit.
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Of course many companies are already on board and we give them special thanks...
Our Corporate supporters
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Check out our youtube channel here to see how corporates and the community are supporting the Hospice
Adopt the Hospice as your Charity
Get your employees involved in fundraising. It’s fun, it helps to build staff morale, encourages teamwork and shows that you care. Dragon Boat Racing, Dress Down Days, Concerts, Sponsored Events are just some ways of raising money. Can your company match funds raised by your staff as an added incentive?
Donate Gifts in Kind
We always need raffle prizes for our events, or perhaps your company is able to offer stationery, printing services (e.g. for our flyers), consultancy and training, or other goods and items that will, ultimately, save us money.
Sponsor an Event
We are always looking for sponsors for our main events e.g. 30th Anniversary Ball, Lights of Love, MKMidnight Moo, Alternative Ascot, Willen Family Day, Walk for Willen and Golf Day. Having a sponsor for these events means that costs can be covered and all monies raised can go directly to patient care.
Set up payroll giving
Payroll giving or Give As You Earn is an easy and tax efficient way for employees to give regularly to charity. If your company already has a payroll giving scheme with low take up, we are happy to come in and give a talk to staff to encourage them to use it, or we can talk to your HR department about setting one up.
For just £1 per week employees could help the Hospice and be in with a chance of winning £1000. Payments could be taken through the payroll system, or small groups/departments could set up
lottery syndicates, or you could sell our weekly tickets, or you could sponsor the printing of our weekly tickets. Approx 1000 tickets are sold each week and sponsor's name would appear on the back of each ticket.
Buy our Charity Christmas Cards
Every Christmas we sell a range of Christmas cards – please keep an eye on our website for details. You might like to send one of our eCards instead? If you decide as a company not to send Christmas cards please consider us as your charity to donate to instead.
Encourage Team Building
Encourage your employees to take part in sponsored challenges as part of team building. From parachute jumps to cycle tours and treks, the choice is endless. Perhaps you would like to organise a team building exercise of your own and raise money for us?
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Your time is always valuable to us, be it a few hours once a month or once a year.
See below a gallery of pictures showing how some companies have got involved: Gazeley (Dragon Boat Racing), Boots (MK Midnight Moo), Rohan (jackets for Hospice at Home team), Vendmaster (sponsored MK Midnight Moo) Corley Cycles (team event)