21/05/2015
Published in News & Media

Congratulations to the dedicated volunteers who run our Bereavement Group for reaching the finals of The Comet Community Awards. Also to a Wendy Darnell a GP Carer Champion we work with for winning the Care Worker of the Year category.

The group of 14 volunteers provide bereavement support for carers who have lost the person they cared for, and their hard work and commitment to helping others was recognised in the Valiant Volunteer category of the newspaper's awards.

14/08/2014
Published in Help us help carers

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

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.

Hold an event or take part in one

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.

Gifts in Kind

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.

Matched Giving

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.

Promotions

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.

Partnerships

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.