A recent survey of 1,100 people from the UK, reported that most consumers think businesses should support charities. When faced with a choice between two companies that offered products and services for the same price, 82% said their decision would be affected by whether a company engaged with charities and its local community.
At the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation we believe the relationship between the charity and the corporate partnership is very important. A perfect partnership will bring funding, support and increased visibility for the charity and for the sponsor it will bring brand building, good PR and the chance to ‘make a difference’ to the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Is your company, organisation or workplace looking for a charity to support? If so there are many ways you can help make a difference – here are just a few…..
- Choose us as Charity of the Year
- Become a long term charity partner
- Make a one-off donation
- Offer expertise
- Provide staff to help out at events
- Sponsor our events
Corporate Partnerships 2020
Nobody could have guessed what was going to happen on March 16th when the country went into immediate lockdown due to the Coronavirus. Almost overnight there was a halt in income at a time when the grant applications started to flood in. SCOR were right there to offer their help and gave us £10,000 to help those who needed financial help urgently. Richard, Nikki and the trustees were astounded and so grateful.
But it doesn’t stop there. Following a virtual meeting with the charity committee and a discussion of our future plans, SCOR contacted the Foundation to announce they would be giving a further £20,000 over the next two months. Nat Lee, member of the RAISE charity committee said ‘the donation is to be used to maintain the Foundation’s funds and therefore it’s ability to support its ongoing funding commitments’. At a time of utter desperation for our beneficiaries
Corporate Partnerships 2019
On January 1st 2019, the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation became the Charity Partner of SCOR for two years. There was some serious competition so we were delighted when the staff vote went in our favour. They saw our vision and wanted to make a serious difference to the Foundation and our beneficiaries.
Entering the workplace
In February SCOR hosted a workshop to help young people think about how they would enter the workplace after their cancer diagnosis. You can read more about the day here.
SCOR have held many fundraising events throughout the year and it started with a Bake Sale which Nikki, Richard and Nicci had a great deal of trouble judging. The company used this as an opportunity to present our first cheque of £5000. We took this opportunity of attending with our researcher Dr Ewa Aladowicz who talked about her work at the Institute of Cancer Research.
Over the year the wonderful staff from SCOR raised just under £13,000 – we were so thrilled. This allowed us to reach even more teenagers and young adults with cancer. They truly made a difference to the work of the Foundation.
Corporate Partnerships 2018
The consultant of choice
To be the consultant of choice, Rund Partnership truly delivers a professional multidisciplinary surveying and construction service across all sectors of the construction industry. Our assurance is that we will exceed your expectations and gain your trust. What sets us apart is our people. Their commitment to working collaboratively with every client delivers exceptional solutions and creates sustainable value. Clients benefit from our technically skilled and knowledgeable teams in delivering projects to the highest standards.
The RSA Insurance group is a multinational general insurance company headquartered in London. The Chelmsford branch voted for the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation to be their chosen charity for the year. We are thoroughly looking forward to working with them.
“RSA are thrilled to be in partnership with the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation. Toms Foundation was nominated by staff and ultimately won the popular vote by quite a margin. Our office is in Chelmsford with staff from across Essex including Colchester. There are staff who knew Tom and his family personally, have children who knew Tom or have been directly affected by Teenage Cancer. Our aim is to support the foundation, promote awareness and raise as much money as possible this year! The BIG fundraiser RSA are holding this year will be the Marathon Walk ‘Chelmsford to the Sea’ which starts at our Chelmsford Office and ends on Southend Pier the walk is approximately 26 miles and with over 20 staff attempting the walk we hope to get as much sponsorship as possible!”
The pupils from Tollemache House at Thomas Gainsborough School in Sudbury chose the Foundation as their charity for the academic year 2017-18. Their fundraisers so far have included a Halloween Dress up day, 2 day Christmas Fayre, Smartie challenge with more events to come.