Supporting Farleigh Hospice through your business can enhance public perception, boost staff morale and provide excellent PR and advertising opportunities, whilst helping us to continue caring for our patients and their families.

We are proud of the relationships we have with our existing corporate supporters, whether they be small local businesses or large multinationals, but we are always looking for new and exciting ways to work together with other organisations.

We are continually improving and delivering more services throughout the whole of mid Essex, and without the support of local businesses we wouldn't be able to continue providing this care completely free of charge. In 2016/17 alone we provided care and support for 8,257 people - this wouldn't have been possible without our generous supporters.

There are many different ways that your business could support Farleigh Hospice, and our dedicated Corporate Fundraisers are always on hand to help and guide you.

Keep reading for more information on how your business could support Farleigh Hospice, or contact Grace Sullivan, Corporate Fundraiser on 01245 457396 or email [email protected]

Nominating us as your Charity of the Year will enable your company to form a strong link with an essential local charity, and at the same time generate funds which make a real difference to families affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement in our community.

Charity of the Year partnerships also engage employees, motivating them to get involved and help reach a set goal. And of course you'll have lots of fun while you do it!

There are lots of things you can do to raise money throughout the year, and we can provide you with various materials to help promote any of your fundraising activities. We'll also provide you with a Partnership Pack, giving you all the practical information you'll need and plenty of great ideas and tips for your fundraising activities throughout the year.

In-house Fundraising: If you'd like to organise your own fundraising activities within your organisation we can provide ideas, fundraising materials (such as marketing materials, balloons and collection tins) as well as best in class support and advice from our dedicated corporate fundraisers.

Popular fundraising ideas include: dress down days, anything cake-related, quizzes, sports day/office olympics or a raffle.

B2B Targeted Events and Networking: Each year we organise a number of exciting and choice fundraisers, networking opportunities and activities ideal for our committed corporate supporters. These include our annual Farleigh Hospice Golf Day, Gin Tasting Evenings and our brand new business exclusive 'It's a Knockout' competition, a fun team building fundraiser.

Attend an Event: We have a packed calendar filled with exciting and challenging events and fundraisers, which can be found here.

Sponsor an Event: Our numerous mass participation events attract thousands of attendees from our community each year, raising the profile both the hospice and the events sponser.

Sponsor an Appeal or Campaign: Each year we have a number of appeals and campaigns, aimed at raising the vital funds Farleigh Hospice needs, which are also available for sponsorship. For more information please get in touch.

At the Hospice: Come and work in our grounds, our shops, or on specific projects around the building and enjoy doing something different for a day. Volunteering can be a great team building exercise, and helps us to complete projects in and around the Hospice at the same time.

At an Event: If you're looking to get out and about whilst helping Farleigh Hospice for a day - or even a few hours - come and volunteer at one of our fundraising events. For more information about our upcoming events and opportunities please get in touch.

Matching the amount of money that a member of your team has raised can help to support and incentivise staff both in their fundraising and their work and sends out a positive message to your colleagues, customers and suppliers. 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.

Payroll Giving is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to give to Farleigh Hospice. Payroll Giving is the only way of giving to charity that allows full tax relief on donations, with very little cost to the company. A Payroll Giving Agency will handle the transfer of all these donations for you and pay them directly to Farleigh Hospice.

It isn’t all about the money. By by donating equipment, food, services, expertise or even allowing us free access to a venue you can help us to reduce the £16,000 it costs to run our services every day. Raffle prizes are also greatly appreciated, as these often generate much more income than their actual value.

Supporting Farleigh Hospice through promotions is another great way to demonstrate your company's charitable nature to both potential and existing clients and customers, and can also increase awareness of your business to a wider audience.

Susanne Gibbons, co-director of Frames by Post, got in touch with us after realising that using eBay for Charity was greatly beneficial to both her business and Farleigh. Susanne, whose company sells photo frames, mirrors and wall art, wants to spread the word in the mid Essex business community.

"We chose Farleigh Hospice as the charity we wished to donate to as a number of our staff have had personal experience of the good they do and the invaluable help they offer. I am sure that there are a number of companies in Essex that sell in the same way we do and that could take advantage of this to raise money for their chosen charity.We list a product for sale and mark it as an ‘eBay for Charity’ item. When the item sells, 10% is donated to Farleigh, and eBay gives us a 10% reduction in seller’s fees. Each eBay for Charity item has a blue and yellow ribbon next to it, and we think many people, when looking at a few similar items, will choose the charitable option.

"The items that we sell as eBay for charity items have become our best sellers. We had no idea this would happen, we just wanted to give to charity, so it is a bonus for us! It has very little cost impact on the company but creates massive financial results for the charity; we started in September 2015 and to date we have donated £7427.88 to Farleigh."