“We don’t charge the Chilterns MS Centre for its printing because you helped my father so much. He loved the sense of community at the Centre.”
Would you like to support a charity and promote your business across the Chilterns?
Your company can help local people in your community affected by MS to lead healthier and happier lives.
Would you like to promote your business across the Chilterns area whilst improving your corporate social responsibility? By partnering with a local charity you can do all of these things at once.
At the Chilterns MS Centre we believe that a partnership should be just that, mutually beneficial to both ourselves and local companies. You can help us to make a real difference to local people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), and we can help to promote you as a community-minded business to potential customers.
We have lots of ways in which we can work together with your company and employees and any support is gratefully received.
Even small companies can make a BIG difference, from as little as £25 a month.
We can help you to channel your charitable giving in a strategic, effective and sustainable way. By working with us you can demonstrate to your staff, suppliers and customers that you are a community-minded company that is serious about supporting local people.
We have several levels of partnership available:
a month could pay for a husband to have a programme of physiotherapy, giving them the strength to stand and give their devoted wife a precious hug again.
a month could pay for six people to have four weeks of oxygen treatment every year, allowing someone with chronic fatigue to feel more energised to do something they love, like walking their beloved dog.
a month could pay for a regular complementary therapy session for a person we’re caring for, helping them to relax, ease their pain and have a good night’s sleep.
a month could pay for 12 people to have a cup of tea and cake, enabling them to spend time in our friendly and supportive environment, getting to know other people and feel less isolated as a result.
What do you get in return
We can bring you together with other local businesses to promote your services through our networking events. You will also have early bird access to our fundraising events and will feature on our website. You can also use our logo on your brochures, website and marketing materials to show that you support a local charity.
Charity of the Year
If you cannot commit to a regular monthly donation why not adopt us as your Charity of the Year instead? We have a personal relationship with every company that takes us as their preferred charity and we can help you to come up with fundraising ideas that generate staff and customer engagement.
Here are just some of the amazing companies that have adopted us as their charity of the year.
Did you know that there are more small and medium-sized enterprises in Bucks, our home county, than in any other county in the UK? We can help you to engage with other like-minded businesses through our networking events. Held 3-4 times a year, they offer you the chance to connect with other local companies, learn tips for success and increase your visibility in the local business community.
We also encourage local businesses to host the events at their premises, giving people more of an insight into what you do.
What people have said about our networking events:
“Such an inspirational talk from Ben Hunt-Davis”
“Another excellent event and high quality networking. Well done! These events just get better every time”
“Thank you for organising such a great event with such an inspirational speaker. Came away with many valuable take home messages”
For more details of our networking events contact our Corporate Fundraising Manager Sharon Cooper.
We organise several large fundraising events each year. Your business can get involved in these by becoming a sponsor. Each event is different but sponsorship packages are available to suit most budgets. If you are interested in sponsoring an event please contact our Corporate Fundraising Manager Sharon Cooper.
Gifts in Kind and Pro Bono
We know that not every business can afford to give money to charities, so have you thought about giving products as gifts in kind or offering pro bono services to help us to lower our costs. From donating paper to our art group, a hamper for a raffle or designing posters for our events, every single donation helps us to support a local family affected by MS.
Payroll giving is a simple, tax-effective way for an employee to give to the Chilterns MS Centre directly from their pay cheque and is an ideal way for organisations with smaller budgets to support their local charity. There are many payroll giving agencies that can process employees’ payments to charities on a company’s behalf.
Regular payroll giving allows us to plan ahead for the future for the specialist therapy and support we give to those affected by MS. We offer our services free of charge to our members, but to continue to offer that care we need to raise over £1.2 million every year – that’s £2.28 every minute!
What’s even better is that you get tax relief on your donation, meaning that you don’t pay the full amount, the taxman makes up the difference. The tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay.
To donate £1, you pay:
- 80p if you’re a basic rate taxpayer
- 60p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
- 55p if you’re an additional rate taxpayer
If you would like more information we can arrange a visit to your workplace to show you the importance of the services and support we give to local people affected by MS, and how giving to us through your pay will greatly contribute to the specialist care we provide.
If your company just wants to get its teeth into a challenging fundraiser, we can help with that too. We have many ideas for challenge events, where teams can participate in a variety of events from Run Prestwood to climbing the 3 Peaks.
If you would like more information on any of the ways that your company can get involved with the Centre, please contact Sharon Cooper.