We are delighted to have received yet another cheque thanks to Waitrose and John Lewis' Community Matters scheme. By donating your green token to the Carers in Hertfordshire slot at your local branch of Waitrose or Place to Eat restaurant in John Lewis you have raised thousands of pounds for unpaid carers across the county.
Corporate fundraising is both a brilliant way to engage your staff in a local charity and to demonstrate your commitment to the community to your customers and clients. There are many ways you can get involved.
Payroll Giving is a simple way of supporting Carers in Hertfordshire. It won’t incur your business costs yet it will clearly demonstrate your commitment to us.
It’s easy to set up and enables your staff to give on a regular basis through their pay. Even better, the money they donate is tax free. The benefit for us is it provides a regular and sustainable income, giving us more security and the ability to plan ahead.
You or your staff could organise an event such as cake sale, sponsored pedometer challenge or get a place in an event such as a run, bike ride or other physical challenge and raise sponsorship. We are happy to give you fundraising tips or a sponsorship form.
It isn’t all about the money. You can help us by donating equipment, food, services or expertise or even allowing us access to a venue free of charge. You could also sign up to support the Carers' Passport discount card by offering unpaid carers a discount.
We are always in need of great prizes to give away at auctions and raffles, many of which can generate much more than their actual value.
You can increase the value of your employee’s gift by matching their gift or by putting a cap on the gift so that you maintain control. Many companies find this a great way to support and incentivise staff both in their fundraising and their work and sends out a positive message to your colleagues, customers and suppliers.
Cause Related Marketing has become an increasingly important element of any company’s activities and is a great way for local and national companies to support us. For example you could donate a % or set amount from a product/service sold.
Choosing us as your Charity of the Year or Charity Partner means a lot to us - and the benefits extend across to your organisation too. As well as illustrating your dedication to a local charity, it is a great tool to unite your staff or members by engaging them in fundraising.
We will support you in all your fundraising endeavours, inspiring you with ideas and providing all the tools you need to raise some seriously impressive funds for Carers in Hertfordshire. Plus we will work with you to generate publicity about the work your company are doing for us.
You can find out about our charity partners on the Charity of the Year Partnerships page.
Stevenage Carers’ Support Group members braved the heat to complete a 10-hour sponsored walk challenge in memory of family carer Linda Williams and on behalf of all unpaid family and friend carers.
Thank you to our fabulous fundraisers! We simply could not reach out and support carers without your ongoing support.
We hope this inspires YOU to get involved, no matter how big or small an event you are planning. Here we round up just some of your recent fundraising activities;