How your company can get involved
At Pancreatic Cancer UK we understand that every organisation is different so we will work with you to make sure your fundraising activity is as successful as it can be.
To find out more about how you can make a difference at work, please contact Amy in our fundraising team.
Here are just some of the ways in which you can help us take on pancreatic cancer.
Fundraise at work
There are lots of ways in which you can fundraise at work and get your colleagues involved. From holding bake sales, raffles and dress down days to supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK at any events you are holding throughout the year. This is how LABC supported us at work and through their events.
Many organisations also choose to support Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of someone, including: Cirkle PR who lost their founder Anne Kendall in 2015.
Corporate partnerships and Charity of the Year
Nominate Pancreatic Cancer UK as your workplace’s next Charity of the Year, we can support you with tools, tips, materials and places on events to get you started.
Many of your colleagues, customers and clients are likely to have been affected by pancreatic cancer and will want to support a cause close to their hearts. A partnership with Pancreatic Cancer UK will:
- Bring lasting benefits to your company including boosting employee morale and motivation and encouraging team building
- Ensure those colleagues and stakeholders affected receive all the support and information they need
- Raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, potentially saving lives
- Provide the opportunity for you to transform the future for people affected by the devastation of pancreatic cancer by funding innovative research and support services them to directly help us to change the future of pancreatic cancer so others don’t have to go through similar experiences
“I had heard of pancreatic cancer but until someone I loved was affected I had no idea how devastating the disease actually was.
I am honoured that I was able to make such a difference for others facing this devastating disease and give something back to a cause that is very close to my heart.
I have loved every minute of the fundraising I’ve done for Pancreatic Cancer UK and am delighted to be able to do more through my workplace. Seeing the money come in and knowing what a huge difference it will make to the charity and other people affected by this devastating disease makes me incredibly proud.” Paul Basham, supporter.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
If your company can only do one activity a year then please consider supporting us during November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The aim of the month is raise as much awareness and funds as possible and we have specific activities taking place which your staff can be part of.
“Each year at Downshire we organise a series of events to raise money for pancreatic cancer. November is such an important month for us as a family and we work hard to mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to help others affected by what is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer." Karen Heslip, Owner.
Linking your brand or product with Pancreatic Cancer UK can be a great way to raise your profile as a socially responsible brand, drive sales and raise vital funds for our work. See how Urbanberry Travel Recruitment and St Ewe support us through their products and services.
We have a number of opportunities available; including our Annual Summit or An Evening with Suggs and Friends. We can tailor packages to meet your needs and ensure that your support is celebrated in a variety of ways through branding, adverts and social media marketing.
See how KPMG supported us in this way.
Donating gifts-in-kind in the form of auction prizes or event space is a brilliant way of supporting our work and makes such a difference to our fundraising events.
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-effective scheme, which allows you to donate to the charity of your choice by a direct deduction from your salary. If your company has a Payroll Giving scheme established the payroll department deducts the amount pledged from your pay. The charity receives your donation, and the tax you would have paid on this amount is added on by the government.
If your company does not have an established Payroll Giving (also known as Give As You Earn) programme then you can sign up individually.