Here are some more recent partnerships between companies and charities.
1. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and EDF Energy
Energy company EDF Energy has contracted Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to minimise the risk of dog attacks upon their staff, with a training programme to teach EDF Energy meter readers how to be safe around dogs.
Going in and out of people’s houses can be stressful for meter readers who are not comfortable around dogs. Even those who like dogs don’t know how a particular dog is going to react to them. The training programme teaches meter readers how to interpret and react to a dog’s body language so as not to disturb or distress it, and how to defuse a situation if the dog becomes unpredictable.
2. Lothian Autistic Society and White Stuff
The partnership has generated over £16,000 since 2010.
— Rebecca Curtis (@rebecca_curtis) May 27, 2014
3. The Prince’s Trust and KCOM Group
Employees from communications provider KCOM Group have contributed over 2,000 hours in volunteering time to The Prince’s Trust to help young disadvantaged people across the UK find work.
This included delivering CV writing and interview skills workshops, and involvement from two teams from KCOM Group in the Prince’s Trust’s Million Makers fundraising initiative which raised £17,000.
4. National Literacy Trust and Kumon UK
Kumon Educational has raised over £9,000 in four months for its corporate social responsibility partner the National Literacy Trust.
To celebrate the joys of reading, Kumon will also be hosting a two month Summer Festival of Reading throughout the UK in July and August 2014. Kumon students will be encouraged to take part in a Spectacular Sponsored Summer Read with the aim of raising funds for the National Literacy Trust.
5. Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Betta Living
National fitted kitchen and bedroom retailer Betta Living has raised £2,437 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity at the recent Ideal Home Show at Earls Court.
6. Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust and Retail Merchant Services
The company aims to raise over £7,000 by holding regular charity events such as bake-offs and dress down days at its head office in Milton Keynes.
It will also help the TVACAA by providing card payment processing and terminals, free of charge.
7. Born Free Foundation and Tiger Balm
Tiger Balm’s ‘Born to Run’ campaign in support of the Born Free Foundation will fund work towards preventing wildlife poaching, especially the illegal trade in tiger parts.
Fifty runners in tiger suits will take part in the British 10K on 13 July to raise funds, with the team fronted by TV presenter Michaela Strachan.
To mark the launch of the partnership, artist Emma Fay has created an image of a tiger’s head created from body painted models.
8. Born Free Foundation and Land Rover
Land Rover has extended its support to the Born Free Foundation’s work in India by delivering a brand new Land Rover Freelander to the Satpuda Foundation, one of Born Free’s partner organisations in Central India.
9. Jessie’s Fund and Care UK Wellbeing Foundation
Jessie’s Fund has received a special commendation and donation from Care UK, the health and social care provider.
Although it recently came second in a staff vote for charity of the year at the recently established Care UK Wellbeing Foundation, there was such support for the charity that the Foundation gave an additional £2,000 donation.
10. Cure Rett and Rothera Dowson
Nottingham law firm Rothera Dowson has selected Cure Rett as its charity for the next 12 months. Cure Rett provides care for families dealing with Rett Syndrome and also raises funds to support researchers in their efforts to develop treatments and find a cure for the disease.
Rothera Dowson choose a different charity every year to lend support to and raise money via various events, including sponsored dress down Fridays and a staff / client quiz.
Rothera Dowson’s chosen charity for 2013 was care organisation, Abbeyfield. The firm raised over £1,000 to help provide support to older people across Nottinghamshire.
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