We recognise that particularly in the new hybrid working environment, it’s important for our corporate partners to have opportunities to develop employee engagement opportunities that really resonate with their staff, wherever they are based. Phyllis Tuckwell’s Corporate Partnerships team will help you to create a bespoke fundraising campaign for staff engagement within your company and provide the support you need for your events and challenges throughout the year.
Staff fundraising activities can be anything from raffles, bake sales, a quiz night, a fun run or a marathon, Store Wars or raising sponsorship for taking on a challenge or adventure https://www.pth.org.uk/support-us/fundraising/take-a-challenge
One of the best ways to create great promotional and marketing opportunities is to sponsor or support our events and activities. Our Corporate and Communications teams use tools such as social media and regular e-newsletters to update supporters, local people and businesses and could help spread the word of your involvement to many!
Sponsorship packages are available at various levels for all our events through the year. Talk to us about your interests and requirements and we will find an event that is suitable.
Sponsorship enables your company to benefit from positive publicity across our marketing channels both on- and offline and can give you new ways to engage with your target customers . Through these channels, we regularly reach and engage with tens of thousands of people and are passionate about continually developing new ways to use both online and printed communications. Enquire today about how your organisation could sponsor our events. https://www.pth.org.uk/events/
There are always plenty of jobs to do in and around the hospice, gardens, our shops and warehouse and we appreciate all the support we receive from volunteers! By supporting staff volunteering activities, companies can strengthen their CSR programmes and stand out from their competitors. Volunteering days can be a great team building activity, a fun and interesting day away from the day-job and a way to help motivate and inspire staff and you’ll know that you are helping a good cause.
Volunteering opportunities –
MAINTENANCE – It is vital that our facilities in Farnham and the Beacon Centre in Guildford are kept clean, tidy and welcoming for patients and their families. Jobs are often outside, but can be indoors, and could involve painting, weeding flower beds, planting new flowers, painting sheds and fences, sweeping and washing or general tidying. The jobs depend on the season and the weather, but you’d be fully briefed on the jobs which need doing and you’ll be guided by our staff and regular volunteers.
DONATION CENTRE – Our charity shops play a vital role in helping to fund our care service. Our donation centres are the hub for all of our stock and donations for these shops, and volunteers are able to help sorting donations, pricing and preparing stock for sale and moving stock ready for distribution to the shops.
EVENT VOLUNTEERS – Event volunteers help our hospice events run smoothly. Roles could include marshalling, registering participants, selling merchandise or raffle tickets, or collecting donations in buckets.
Gifts in kind can range from luxury items and electronic goods or gift vouchers which we can use in fundraising raffles throughout the year to care supplies or materials for our patient services to venues for events. Every donation helps us to make cost savings which means we have more money for the services we provide to our patients and their families.
We always welcome offers of help from our corporate partners and there are benefits to giving us your commitment. We’re proud to have been chosen as Charity of the Year by many different companies who are benefitting from an effective and rewarding programme of activities. Nominating us as your Charity of the Year is a unique opportunity to unite your staff behind an inspiring cause and demonstrate your company’s commitment to making a difference in your local community. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more and we can come and talk to your and your staff about what we do, let you know about any specific challenges we need help with and draw up and activity plan for the year
Payroll Giving allows employees to give to any UK charity in a tax efficient way direct from their salary. Donations are deducted before tax is applied. This means recipient charities get more and it costs the donor less.
It doesn’t cost you a penny unless you wish to further support your employees by paying the fees on their behalf. Plus, any matching payments or costs associated with running the scheme can also be offset against profits, thereby reducing your corporation tax.
Alongside this it is a great way to learn about the causes your staff care about.
Some payroll giving agencies are:
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Many companies and corporations like to support the charitable work their employees do. They often encourage their staff to take part in events or organise fundraising activities with work colleagues, and in many cases offer the use of their company facilities for the event. Once their employees have raised a sum of money for us, the company will then often agree to ‘match’ the amount raised. So, for example, an employee who raises £250 by arranging a ‘dress down’ day at work, could have their total doubled to £500 by their employer, who would also donate £250. This sort of scheme is a great incentive for individuals who want to raise money for us. In turn they develop an increased bond with their employer, who has supported them in their efforts. Local people like to see companies supporting local charities and are more likely to use the products or services supplied by that company because of their fundraising efforts. We will always write and thank every individual who raises any money for us – and we will also thank their employer. These letters – and, if requested, a certificate of thanks – are often displayed on staff notice boards and public areas, instilling a sense of wellbeing and loyalty. Like any charitable donation, ‘Matched Giving’ donations can be declared in any tax returns a company is required to make.
What are unclaimed client funds?
The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) rules* allows firms to donate residual client balances to charities. These balances whether small or large make a big difference to the patients and families we support.
Residual client balances can become an administrative burden when doing your accounting each year but we would be delighted to receive them at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, helping you to reduce your workload and know that you are making a difference to our patients and families.
These balances can be donated* by firms with the guarantee that the funds will be repaid should they be reclaimed by the rightful owner. We will provide an indemnity letter for every donation, irrespective of the the amount.
*SRA rules – Where the rightful owner cannot be traced, Solicitors’ Accounts Rules permit balances under £500 to be paid to charity without SRA permission, providing certain safeguards are met. Amounts over £500 can also be paid to charity, providing SRA permission is granted (see rule 5.1(c) of the Accounts Rules) and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice can provide an indemnity letter for this purpose.For more information about how to donate unclaimed client funds to us, please contact us [email protected]