How to get involved
There are lots of ways your business can help bring breakthroughs closer for people with Parkinson's.
Ways to get involved
Make Parkinson's UK your charity of the year
A charity of the year partnership with us is an excellent way to:
- motivate, develop and support your employees
- increase public awareness of your brand
- contribute to increased sales and customer loyalty
- demonstrate commitment to your community, customers and important stakeholders
Donations can be directed to a number of projects, such as our:
Nominate us as your charity of the year
If you have the opportunity to nominate Parkinson's UK as your employer's charity of the year, please get in touch so we can support you through your company's selection process.
Contact our Corporate Fundraising team at [email protected] or call 020 7963 9323.
Below is a snapshot of some activities that your organisation can get involved in to raise vital funds and help to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
You could enter a team into one of our events. From walks to runs, cycling to trekking, there's something for everyone.
Recycle your old mobile phones, printer cartridges, toners, iPods, sat navs, digital cameras, MP3 players, jewellery and even cars!
Our third party agent can arrange quick and easy collections.
Payroll giving (see below) is a simple, tax-effective way for employees to give to Parkinson's UK.
Why choose us?
By choosing Parkinson's UK as your charity partner, you will receive a number of benefits, including:
- a dedicated account manager for your organisation
- a bespoke calendar of events and team building activities aligned with your corporate social responsibility and business objectives
- support from our Media team on a national or local level
- support from our experienced Events team
- cause-related marketing opportunities, to be explored where appropriate
- exclusive sponsorship opportunities
Associating a product or brand to an organisation like Parkinson's UK can increase customer loyalty, build brand awareness and boost sales.
Cause-related marketing is a mutually beneficial way for our corporate partners to help us with our work.
A commercial partnership such as cause-related marketing will place your product in front of new audiences and tangibly demonstrate your commitment to your corporate social responsibility goals.
We have a wide portfolio of sponsorship opportunities available.
These range from events such as a cycle ride or a parliamentary reception, to a specific research project or publication.
A sponsorship package with Parkinson's UK will enable your company to engage new audiences, extend your market share and raise awareness of your brand.
Gifts in kind
In addition to fundraising, we're always in need of other support in the form of technology, equipment and associated expertise.
If your company can sponsor equipment or donate time in support of Parkinson's UK, we'd love to hear from you.
We are always looking for corporate organisations to lend their field of expertise and make a positive impact on our work.
Corporate volunteering can take many forms - from pro-bono work mentoring, assisting with reviewing funding applications or writing to thank our supporters.
We're currently exploring ways of expanding our corporate volunteering offering, so if you think you could help then please get in touch.
What is payroll giving?
Payroll giving (also known as 'Give As You Earn') is an easy way for employees paid by PAYE to give regularly to a charity such as Parkinson's UK.
How does it work?
Every time you're paid, a donation amount of your choice is taken from your pay before tax is deducted. So, if you pledge to donate £5 per month, it would actually only cost you £4 on basic tax rate or £3 on the higher rate.
What are the benefits?
As donations are deducted before tax is calculated, it is one of the most simple and tax-efficient ways of giving to us.
Your regular contribution will mean that we can plan well into the future and make sure we provide the best services for people affected by Parkinson's.
How do I get started?
If you would like to donate in this way, you can sign up online, or contact your company's payroll department and ask for the relevant form. You will need to supply our 'Give as you earn' registration number (GYE 333) and our name, address and charity number as below.
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
Registered Charity Number in England and Wales No. 258197 and in Scotland SC037554.
Remember - your company might have a policy to match payroll donations. Your payroll department should be able to tell you more.