should your company support The Disabilities Trust?
Working with us opens up a huge range of opportunities and
benefits to both your organisation and ours.
Engaging team building
Fundraising for The Disabilities Trust or taking part in a
volunteer challenge at one of our services encourages your staff to
work together in a different way. Whatever you decide to take part
in, you will be making a valuable contribution towards our
By supporting our work, your organisation can generate an
extremely positive PR message for both internal and external
audiences. We will work with your organisation to make sure
that your corporate fundraising partnership that meets all your
interests and objectives.
How you can
There are many ways you can support The Disabilities
Trust. We have given you some ideas, but don't feel limited
to them, be as creative as you like! We are happy for you to
specify whether you would like your donation to go towards one of
our divisions or even to an individual service. Remember, it
doesn't matter how much you raise or how small your planned project
is, lots of small amounts combine to make a big difference.
Choose The Disabilities Trust as your
'charity of the year'
Choosing The Disabilities Trust as your charity of
the year is a great way to create new PR opportunities, boost team
morale and enhance your company image internally and
externally. The money and PR generated is also hugely
beneficial to The Disabilities Trust.
In 2010, The National Accident Helpline chose to
support our brain injury services which are run through our Brain
Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) and raised over £4,000 from
fundraising activities such as sporting challenges and staff
events. Sam Porteous, chief executive of National
Accident Helpline, said: "In the past three years more than 500
people and their families have approached us seeking access to
justice after brain injuries or accidents. No-one knows when
such an accident might strike, which makes BIRT an invaluable
source of information and support to patients and their
We run regular conferences, road shows and seminars
throughout the year. Sponsorship can be anything from £100 to
£10,000, and is available locally and nationally. Sponsoring
an event is a great way to raise awareness of your company amongst
a specific target audience.
The 2011 BIRT Conference theme was Inspiring
Learning and Innovation in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and was
attended by over 300 delegates from around the world
attended. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors sponsored the event and
they said "We were delighted to support the BIRT international
conference. We were very impressed by the quality of the
speakers and the range of delegates which provided us with valuable
networking opportunities. We hope to be involved in future
conferences with BIRT."
Team Building Opportunities
If you are looking for an exciting and different
way to build team morale, then you could encourage and support your
employees to take part in one of our sponsored events.
Donate your time and skills: volunteer at one of our
Why not share your time and skills with The
Disabilities Trust? Taking part in a volunteer challenge for a
specific project at one of our services is a great way for you and
your staff to give something back. It can also help encourage
teamwork, cooperation and boost your company profile in the local
Some of the ways you can get involved include:
- helping to refurbish and redecorate our services
- carrying out a gardening project at one of our services
- using your specialist skills to help us develop the way we
We have over 25 services and many more community
based houses across the UK so there will always be somewhere local
to your company that needs your help.
Staff from Cisco Systems Inc. gave two of the classrooms at
Heathermount School in Ascot a bit of a makeover. A team of
employees spent the day painting and decorating and doing general
DIY at the school, with a little help from some of the pupils who
were keen to join in. Yasmin Nattee, Territory Business
Manager at Cisco, said: "The team had a great day at Heathermount.
It was really good to get involved and actually meet some of the
pupils and work alongside them."
If your company runs a matched funding scheme, you could
consider match-funding a specific project, or sponsoring your
employees to take part in a matched fundraising event on behalf of
The Disabilities Trust. Not only will this inspire your staff to
give more, it will also boost morale within the workplace and
generate positive PR.
Sounds good? If your company would like to develop a mutually
beneficial partnership with a leading national charity, or would
simply like to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.
To discuss these or any other ideas, please do not hesitate to
contact the Fundraising Team on 01444 237 286 or email email@example.com