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CP/PL001
ACTION CHALLENGE
The 100 Challenge is a series of four endurance treks and ultra marathons that are expected to attract some 10,000 participants in 2014. Organised by Action Challenge, this gruelling series of events sees participants attempt to complete a 25, 50 or 100km section of the course in aid of their favourite charity. The events are partnered with some of the UK's largest charities, including Cancer Research, Macmillan, Help for Heroes, Marie Curie Cancer Care and many more. "In 2013, the flagship events of the series, the London2Brighton Challenge and the Thames Path Challenge, attracted more than 5,000 participants and raised more than £2 million for their charity partners. With options to compete in a variety of distances and running or walking disciplines, this series of events appeals to ultra-marathon enthusiasts, first-timers, sponsored walkers and everyone in between.     What a Partnership could provide for you? Enhance your profile through association with some of the UK's largest charities | Increase your audience via our paid regional and national media campaigns (in print and online) | Reach a wider market with specific targeting of our active databases, web domains and social media platforms | Discounted/free places for your teams on our events.    Why Action Challenge? Leading the way in challenge events since 1997 | Organiser and owner of some of the UK's most innovative cycling, running and trekking events | Partnered with the UK's most well respected charities | Raised more than £30 million for these good causes.     What type of thing would we want from a partnership with you? Visibility of our events through your own database, websites and social media | Value in kind - products and materials that adds value to the event, enhance the experience or help to lower overheads | Financial support - a cash donation to underwrite our overheads. Please contact us to discuss the opportunities". Contact: Patrick Toland. Address: Action Challenge, United House, North Road N7 9DP. Tel.: +44 2076096695. E-mail:
patrick.toland@actionchallenge.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL002
AUTISM WEST MIDLANDS
Autism West Midlands' vision is a world where all people on the autism spectrum have the specialist care and support they need to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. The charity offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities. "There are lots of events and activities to choose from: your company could support one of our projects, for instance, or one of the services we provide. When you sponsor one of our services, your company could make a huge difference to what we can offer people affected by autism. You could sponsor an event, showing your commitment to a charitable cause, and helping us to keep providing vital services to those who have to live with the condition every day. You will be sponsoring Autism West Midlands, helping to actively benefit people living with autism across the West Midlands region and will experience large amounts of exposure as the charity prepares for a media rich rebranding - so there is great potential for high media visibility. Get on board now with a well-respected, utilised and worthwhile charity as a potentially lucrative yet rewarding sponsorship tool". Contact: Holly Waite. Address: 18 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DU. Tel.: 0121 450 7573. E-mail:
Hollyw@autismwestmidlands.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL003
BRAIN AND SPINAL INJURY CENTRE
The Brain And Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC) is a specialist resource for people and their families following a traumatic brain injury or neurological diagnosis. This includes people recovering from severe head injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour and other brain-related conditions such as stroke and brain cancer. BASIC is a registered charity affiliated to the Greater Manchester Clinical Neuroscience Centre at Hope Hospital and works in close collaboration with the staff there to meet needs of patients within the community and further afield. The centre is seeking sponsorship for our website, for patient information packs and information booklets. Contact: Wendy Edge. Address: 554 Eccles New Road, Salford M5 5AP. Tel.: 0161 707 6441. E-mail: enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL004
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. The charity has discovered new ways of beating cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. One in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Cancer Research UK's ground-breaking work, funded almost entirely by the general public, will ensure that millions more people survive. Cancer Research UK believes in collaboration. The organisation works together with brands and companies to develop integrated, imaginative partnerships that build brand awareness, drive stakeholder loyalty and deliver commercial benefits. As it is the sixteenth most loved brand in the UK and a trusted and well respected charity, a partnership with Cancer Research UK will deliver positive brand benefits and a good return on investment. Sponsorship of one of its iconic mass participation events, Race for Life and Run 10K, can offer the sponsoring company a unique way in which to reach into the heart of communities and connect with a mass audience. The charity's events team also organises a varied portfolio of glamorous events including Ronan Keating's Emeralds and Ivy Ball, a celebrity sports quiz, Sound & Vision at Abbey Road, a range of corporate and celebrity golf days and The Bobby Moore Sports Ball. These stylish and innovative events offer a platform for brands looking to reach out and engage with an affluent corporate audience. Cancer Research UK can create bespoke sponsorship offers, tailored to meet the sponsor's business need and budget. Whether the sponsor is interested in experiential activity, e-marketing, branding, sampling, networking, employee involvement or cause related marketing, Cancer Research UK is flexible in its approach. "We will work with you to create and activate a successful partnership that meets your aim". Contact: Katya Borowski, Sponsorship Manager. Address: PO Box 123, London WC2A 3PX. Tel.: 020 7438 5261. E-mail: katya.borowski@cancer.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL005
CANCERCARE
CancerCare is a charity dedicated to the support of people with cancer, their families and carers and those bereaved by cancer. CancerCare has been established for twenty-five years, is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and makes no charge for its services. Throughout the year the charity presents a wide range of events, many of which enjoy a very healthy media profile. These include, among many others, The Cross Bay Challenge, an adventurous half marathon - the only race in the world to cross a tidal bay, two rivers and two counties - that draws both national and international competitors and has been the subject of an ITV documentary (
www.crossbayrun.org.uk), The StarWalk, a 15km ladies-only moonlight walk (www.starwalk.org.uk) and The Santa Dash, a family-friendly, festive fun run (www.thesantadash.org.uk). "We welcome enquiries regarding sponsorship of any of our events, whether in the form of financial or product-based support, and we are happy to work with sponsors on an individual basis to ensure that any partnership meets the needs of their brand". Contact: Nicki Hearne, Fundraising Co-ordinator. Address: CancerCare, Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster LA2 6JB. Tel.: 01524 381820. E-mail: nicki.hearne@cancercare.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL006
CHRISTIAN AID
Christian Aid is one of the UK's most respected overseas aid and development agencies. The charity works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of faith, race or gender, supporting 600 partner organisations in nearly fifty countries, which have been developed in and for local communities. Christian Aid is a campaigning organisation that has played a key part in the important campaigns of recent years.     Opportunities Sponsorship opportunities exist throughout the year to support Chrstian Aid's high profile events. For sponsors wishing to support one of the charity's partners or projects around the world instead, they can put together a sponsorship programme tailored to specific CSR goals, with project visits, marketing support and regular reporting. The organisation's partners are involved in a huge variety of projects, from providing counselling for HIV positive women in Burkina Faso to helping communities in Bangladesh rebuild their houses after flood disasters.     Benefits Branding Co-branded publicity materials for all events and projects can be displayed throughout the event and for all media interviews. Access to Supporters Christian Aid has a supporter database of over 1.5 million supporters, and can promote the sponsoring organisations through a variety of channels. Its quarterly magazine, Christian Aid News, has a circulation of 400,000, with a number of other publications that target particular audience interests, eg campaign work. The charity's corporate partners have the opportunity to develop flyers and other promotional materials to be sent out in these publications, and to receive positive editorial endorsements within the magazines. The organisation's corporate website (100,000 visitors per month) and its monthly e-zine (sent to 100,000 of its most active supporters) can also display the sponsor's company logo with a positive endorsement of its organisation.    Regional and local support Christian Aid has a strong network of twenty-seven area offices throughout the country which are able to distribute flyers and publicity materials throughout their communities to those who might otherwise not be exposed to marketing activity.     Ongoing Partnership Christian Aid offers a variety of ways to support its work - all tailored to the sponsoring organisation's needs. The charity manages a number of successful corporate relationships with companies such as the Co-Operative Bank and AquAid water cooler suppliers. "We view sponsorship as the first stage in a long term, mutually beneficial relationship, and would be happy to discuss in detail how best to engage with your organisation". Contact: Liora Wulf. Tel.: 0207 523 2463. E-mail: corporatepartnerships@christian-aid.org.
link to website

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Ongoing
CP/PL007
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF HEALING
The Christian Fellowship of Healing (Scotland) was established in the 1950s in Edinburgh as an ecumenical organisation to promote the importance of the healing ministry of Jesus among the Christian communities in Scotland and to create a centre from which healing could be offered. This has given rise to a prayerful community which offers the following -     compassionate companionship in groups to support those seeking healing    an intercessory prayer service available for everyone    weekly healing worship    resources for individuals and churches in the form of healing literature and guides    courses in healing to deepen people's understanding of the process of healing    direct support to individual churches for the development of a healing ministry    ministry in the form of Christian listening, or spiritual direction, or laying on of hands. CFH regards healing as central to Jesus' teaching and ministry and seeks to continue this tradition of healing by teaching prayer and creating several different contexts in which healing prayer is offered. The Fellowship's experience is that groups help people find the capacity to love and support one another, involving a process of prayerful growing in the understanding of God, the self and of others. Thus people learn about prayer by taking part, listening deeply to one another and God, experiencing the healing flow of God's love for themselves - and are enabled to offer healing prayer for others. This way of working mirrors Jesus' ministry with his own disciples. The Fellowship's belief is that churches would benefit from this approach to ministry both to empower their own lay membership and as a way of enabling people on the edge or outside the church to experience the healing power of compassionate community; and they also believe that their healing approach should be available to peoples from all faiths, including those who have none, and from all walks of life. The Fellowship is now seeking a sponsor to help the organisation enable more people to access its services and partake in its healing approach. The development it seeks has four main aspects: to become a more effective resource centre for churches for healing theology, information and support; to grow its outreach work to enable its short courses on healing and forms of prayer and meditation to be accessed by a wider community; to develop its ministry so that the organisation can offer more extended support to individuals; to increase and diversify its group ministry. Contact: Steve Hatton, Administrator. Address: 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW. Tel.: 0131 225 2401. E-mail: office@cfhscotland.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL008
CROSSROADS COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE
Crossroads is the leading provider of services to support carers and the people they care for in Coventry and Warwickshire. The charity is committed to providing high quality personalised services meeting both the needs of carers and the people they care for. The organisation aims to offer services that exceed the service users' expectations, are flexible, reliable, personalised and give peace of mind. As it is a charity, all of Crossroads' resources are used directly to provide services and to train staff to ensure it meets the needs of its users in the way they decide. Crossroads' aim is to provide that essential support to give the carer time out from their caring responsibilities, an opportunity to have a break and enable them to continue in their caring role. By supporting the carer, the charity can help the person they care for to remain living in their own home for as long as possible, something most of us would want to be able to do. Crossroads' aim is to prevent the breakdown of the carers' health, provide them with the support they need and enable them to do some of those things the caring role may prevent. Whether it is time to go shopping without having to rush, meet a friend for coffee or a glass of wine, play a round of golf or go for a swim: that's where Crossroads can step in and give 'time out' when and how it's needed. Overall the charity is managed by a board of trustees, all volunteers who give their time and energy to ensure the organisation is well managed and meets its statutory obligations. Many of the trustees are, or have been, carers and users of its services and bring with them a breadth of knowledge on carer's issues and many other skills from their working lives. The organisation is managed by a chief executive who has been with the charity for seventeen years. Each office is overseen by an experienced registered manager whose responsibility it is to ensure the delivery of quality care services to its carers and those they care for and to people with care needs who live alone. They are supported at each office by a team of co-ordinators and admin. staff to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the services. "Our front line staff, our care support workers, is what Crossroads is all about. Well trained, dedicated, and recruited with great care the support workers are our biggest asset and provide efficient, caring and supportive services to all service users whether they have care needs or are carers". Contact: Guy Bennett. Address: 6 Queen Victoria Road, Coventry CV1 3JH. Tel.: 02476 220752. E-mail:
guy@crossroadscw.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL009 DODWORTH MINERS MEMORIAL FUND
The Dodworth & District Miners Memorial Fund was proposed to "procure, provide and maintain a memorial which could act as a focal point in the village of Dodworth, Barnsley to coal miners killed or injured in the surrounding areas from 1850 to the present day". Various continuing 'awareness events' are being proposed to highlight the construction of the memorial including canoeing, paragliding, sporting and other expeditionary events. This is a unique opportunity to record our rich social mining history and heritage for others to learn from. The surrounding mines supplied coal to the great industries on which our country was built - coal that heated our homes and powered our railways and our navy's ships which were used to discover the British Empire. All donations will be gratefully received and should be paid direct to the 'Dodworth & District Miners Memorial Fund' holding account by electronic transfer.     Account details: Dodworth & District Miners Memorial Fund.     Sort code: 11-00-23.     Account number: 01834551. Donations can be made at any Halifax Bank over the counter, using the sort code, account number and recipient details supplied. Contact: Richard G. Jessop. E-mail: Jessjessop2003@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Ongoing
CP/PL010
DOWN'S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
Join the Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) as a corporate supporter! The DSA is the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome. Its aim is to help people with Down's syndrome to live full and rewarding lives by providing information and support for people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them, improving knowledge of the condition and championing the rights of people with Down's syndrome. "Come and join us through actively supporting one or several of our activities or events, including our professionally organised football tournament, The Danny Mardell Knockout Challenge, the DSA Ball and our traditional Carol Christmas Concert. Test your individual strength and stamina throughout one of our many challenge events". It is through the support of corporations and individuals that the DSA can continue to provide support and develop programmes. Contact: Patricia James, Corporate and Lottery Fundraising Officer. Address: Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS. Tel.: 0845 230 0372. Fax: 0845 230 0373. E-mail: patricia.james@downs-syndrome.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL011
DRAKE MUSIC
Drake Music is a music and technology organisation. The charity provides disabled musicians of all ages with progression pathways into music and the cultural sector in general. The organisation works primarily with people who have severe physical impairments, using assistive technology to explore, create and perform music. However, increasingly it is collaborating with a much wider range of musicians, including people with cognitive and sensory impairments. Drake Music has an excellent track record in the creative use and application of assistive music technology and provides a diverse range of music and cross-art initiatives. Its focus is firmly on nurturing musical and creative ability, exploring, using and testing technology and new media in imaginative ways. This allows them to extend access to music and to connect disabled and non-disabled musicians and other creatives locally, nationally and internationally. Contact: Carien Meijer, Chief Executive. Address: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Tel.: 020 7739 5444. Fax: 020 7729 8942. E-mail: info@drakemusicproject.org.
link to website

 

Ongoing
    CP/PL012    
DRIVERS EDGE UK
Drivers Edge UK is an innovative organisation that aims to dramatically reduce the instances of road traffic accidents and driving-related crimes in the UK by providing young people, typically aged between 14 and 21, with a comprehensive training package, including workshops and seminars. Each preventative interactive session takes the students through the key causes of road traffic accidents, so there is a clear foundation to give young people the awareness they need to spot a dangerous situation, plus other advantages. "Our intensive mentoring and coaching programme equips young people with the skills, knowledge and conscience to drive safely and behave responsibly. Drivers Edge UK exploits the popular topic of driving to raise our students' self esteem, achievement and personal development. After losing a friend of ours through a road traffic accident in July 2006, we know first hand what it's like to see lives crumble as a result". The branding of a corporate sponsor or partner will appear on some or all of the following, depending on the level and type of sponsorship    The Drivers Edge UK website (A)    Quarterly Newsletter (to our 500 stakeholders and organisations) (A)    Drivers Edge UK information leaflet (given to every attendee)     Drivers Edge UK brochure (B)     Certificates of Attendance (B)    Safe Road User agreement (C)     Toolkit Bag (including leaflet and sponsored gifts)    Annual Reception (yearly - July). Contact: Wale Yusuff, Director. Tel.: +44 (0) 203 239 7259. E-mail:
info@driversedgeuk.com
link to website

Sponsor benefits

: network with some beneficiaries and friends of Drivers Edge UK
: expand customer base
: income (measurable via promotion codes ie two free driving lessons and giveaways)
: launch and sample new products and services and get instant customer feedback
: associate marketing with social cause
: public relations alongside Drivers Edge UK (social enterprise)
: Certificate of support - to be displayed in sponsor's offices
: use of Drivers Edge UK branding to make customers and employees aware of their support of Drivers Edge UK

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about sponsorship opportunities offered by Drivers Edge UK (pdf format)

 

Ongoing
CP/PL013
EVERYDAY HEROES
The Everyday Heroes award dinner will take place in March 2014 and St John Ambulance currently has a range of sponsorship opportunities available, starting from £2,000 and ranging up to £100,000. Everyday Heroes is a special awards programme celebrating the nation's life savers, who have directly used first aid to be the difference between life and death, or championed the cause, helping create more everyday heroes in our communities. As the nation's leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. Everyday Heroes will honour the bravery of members of the public who have used their knowledge of first aid to reduce the number of needless deaths every year. It will also recognise those organisations that are training up more people to be heroes in their workplace, school, on the high street and out in the wider community. "This is a perfect opportunity for organisations to align themselves with a truly uplifting event - and achieve meaningful outcomes from investment. This event will be supported by an extended media campaign by St John Ambulance's award-winning team PR team and also through our media partner The Mail on Sunday". Contact: Will Gunnett. Address: St John Ambulance, 27 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4BU. Tel.: 0207 324 4000 ext 4312. E-mail:
william.gunnett@sja.org.uk
link to website

  Download more info.!   Click button to download more information about sponsorship opportunities offered in connection with Everyday Heroes (pdf format)

 

Ongoing
CP/PL014
EXPLOSION ENTERTAINMENTS
Explosion Entertainments is a registered Community Interest Company, number 594797, a Social Enterprise that connects entertainers with good causes throughout the UK. Its primary purpose is to help charities and not-for-profit organisations with their fundraising events. It achieves this by giving entertainers, of all levels of skills and talents, the opportunity to promote themselves by performing before audiences on a voluntary basis. Explosion Entertainments operates through a website which allows it to reach every local community throughout the UK. As a Social Enterprise its process also brings volunteers (the entertainers) into the local community. The whole process is totally free to all - Explosion Entertainments does not charge at any stage and no one receives any earnings from the organisation. "We are looking for a sponsor(s) (individual or corporate) who can help us to expand our operation throughout the United Kingdom. Excellent opportunity for a Sponsor to be promoted throughout the UK". Contact: Michael Dean, Administrator. Address: 37 Hogarth Avenue, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8BE. Tel.: 01277 849047. E-mail: michael@explosionentertainments.org.
link to website

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Ongoing
CP/PL015
FUNNY WAY ROUND
One woman, one boat, one way round. Non-stop - the funny way round ... Funny Way Round is a single-handed attempt by Jayne Toyne to be the first person to laugh their way around Britain, non-stop on a yacht. Sponsorship is sought for assistance in various aspects of this charitable project, to support the thirteen charities represented at each comedy way point around the UK. Large sail areas and hull space are available for publicity in national press coverage, in print, online, on radio and television. Media partnership for film production is also currently sought. Product placement and endorsement are particularly sought after from, for example, food products, drinks, promotional branded clothing, etc. Contact: Jayne Toyne. Tel.: 07770 437267. E-mail:
jayne@funnywayround.co.uk.
link to website

 

2016
CP/PL016
GENERATION FOR CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
Generation for Change and Development (GENCAD) is a UK-registered charity committed to helping communities experiencing extreme poverty in the Horn of Africa. Its aim is to work with partner organisations and communities on programmes and projects which have strong poverty alleviation objectives, such as: education; skills training; health care provisions; and income generating projects that empower the most vulnerable and needy communities. Currently GENCAD is working in North Eastern Province of Kenya in partnership with local community organisations, schools, and NGOs. The charity works with local partners in assessing needs and targeting assistance to the most deserving projects with a strong poverty alleviation component. This way they are able to maximise resource allocation and increase the number of beneficiaries. GENCAD organises an annual charity walk in July (Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk) along Regent's Canal. "If you want to make a positive change to an orphan's well-being or believe that every child, no matter what background they come from, should be accorded a reasonable chance of achieving his or her potential, please help us by sponsoring this event". Contact: Abdirashid. Address: PO Box 2108, Ilford, Essex IG1 9LE. Tel.: 07950 539806. E-mail:
admin@gencad.org.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL017
THE GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND ASSOCIATION
Guide Dogs want a world in which all people who are blind and partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. As such, the Association has been transforming the lives of many thousands of blind and partially sighted people for over seventy-five years, by providing guide dogs, mobility and rehabilitation services that really meet their needs and aspirations. Key Facts     Guide Dogs total awareness is high at 94%, 79% among 16-24 year olds    The Guide Dogs and Andrex corporate partnership is very well known; 65% of people said they had definitely heard of the partnership     Guide Dogs has a strong personality amongst the public with above average scores on attributes such as 'caring', 'effective' and 'helpful'    £10 supports a guide dog partnership for one day, paying for training, vets bills, food and support. Guide Dogs is always looking to work with corporate partners to help them reach out to give even more blind and partially sighted people the support and freedom they deserve. If the fit is right, the Association is particularly interested in linking with a brand in connection with Cause Related Marketing promotions, helping the sponsor to drive loyalty, providing sales uplift and positive brand association, as well as offering unique PR opportunities. Fully tailored sponsorship packages are available on request. Contact: Jessica Stickland, National Corporate Account Manager. Address: Guide Dogs Head Office, Hillfields, Reading Road, Burghfield Common RG7 3YG. Tel.: 0118 983 5555/07990 540 132. E-mail: jessica.stickland@guidedogs.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL018
THE HAVEN PROJECT
The Haven Project successfully treats people with the diagnosis of personality disorder. "We look after people 24/7, have crisis and respite beds available. We have a therapeutic and activities day service for structured recovery and a Social Inclusion unit to help client become employment ready. You can sponsor activities for our clients at £50.00 for a group session of up to to ten clients to help people become competent at self help. You can sponsor transport for people in crisis to come into out beds at £10.00 per taxi unit. You can sponsor Outdoor Wellbeing at £100.00 per day for healthy activity for ten people. Please help us to teach clients to help themselves and make a social contribution". Contact: Mrs Pernille Petersen. Address: The Haven Project, 1 Glenn Avenue, Colchester CO3 3RF. Tel.: 01206 287315. E-mail:
pernille.petersen@theheven project.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CP/PL019
HELP FOR HEROES - HERO RIDE
Help for Heroes - Hero Ride is a series of six H4H-organised bike rides that will set off from all points of the compass. In June 2014, 2,000 cyclists will set off from Brussels, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and Wiltshire to recognise those who have become wounded in the service of their country. All rides will join together at Blackheath Common on 8th June for the Grand Finale ride through central London - all 2,000 cyclists will ride together along an iconic route through the streets of London to Horseguards Parade. H4H are seeking a headline sponsorship for the 2014 Hero Ride, as well supporting sponsors for the six regional rides. Whether the objective is to increase sales, deliver a unique client experience, motivate and retain employees or meet CSR objectives, riding together with H4H wounded ambassadors in the 2014 Hero Ride and showcasing the sponsor's brand alongside H4H to millions of people will help achieve this. Contact: Louise Assinder. Address: 14 Parkers Close, Downton Business Centre, Salisbury SP5 3RB. Tel.: 01725 514143. E-mail:
louise.assinder@helpforheroes.org.uk.
link to website

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Details

    When: 1st to 8th June, 2014, main event Sunday, 8th June, 2014
    Where: see map in document attached to the download button above
    Audience profile
     - c.500,000 H4H core supporters - 55% affluent males aged 40+; 45% females
     - c.548,000 H4H combined support through social media (↑ 2k per week)
     - c.85,000 H4H website viewers per month

What a Partnership will deliver for you?

    Title rights 'Hero Ride 2014 supported by xxx' in media.
    Branding rights on cycle jerseys.
    Reach a wider market through specific targeting of H4H active database, website and social media channels as well as stand space to provide engagement opportunities with participant families at the event itself.
    Free places for your team on Hero Ride 2014.

Why Help for Heroes?

    Enhanced profile through association with one of the UK's best known charities, H4H is currently ranked second in the YouGov 2013 Charity Brand Index.
    Reach of around 21.8m people (2013 figures) through strong media coverage.
    High level of visibility for media and participants through sponsor branding on kit and at Blackheath staging post.
    Engagement with H4H wounded ambassadors.
    CSR contribution through participation and fundraising.

 

Ongoing
CP/PL020
HOWBURY FRIENDS
Howbury Friends is a community group that runs projects in Slade Green, Erith. Its members live and work in the local community. Howbury Friends is run by ten local people, all of whom are volunteers. The group sees over five hundred people a week through its projects and over two thousand during the school holidays. It runs projects for children after school, engaging them in positive activities to reduce anti-social behaviour and neglect, as well as building confidence and teaching them skills. "We run projects for teenagers in the evening, giving them a safe haven and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. We also organise projects for adults during the day, teaching new skills and getting them back into work. We run activities for the elderly, reducing isolation and fear. During the school holidays and every Saturday, we organise family activities, breaking down barriers in the community and between ages. We also raise money to take people on trips: this year we took 250 disadvantaged people to the beach for a day and 115 disadvantaged children to the pantomime. Everyone works on a voluntary basis and currently all funds come from government grants, trusts and fundraising events. The club is looking for sponsors who are willing to help in a variety of different ways, either through one-off or regular donations - in order for the projects to keep running - or by donations to allow us to buy equipment for the projects. In exchange, we will add your logo to all of our advertising leaflets and any event posters or public paperwork, along with a notice attached to the equipment donated stating that the item was generously donated by your company. Our current needs and requirements are as follows: music mixing software for recording; computers and printers for homework clubs and community training; cameras for the young people; art materials and craft equipment - scissors, glue, paint, paper, etc. for art clubs; cookery equipment for our family and after school cookery clubs; food vouchers for fruit and ingredients; printing paper, ink for printers and sports equipment - we can make use of any donations. Any further questions are welcome - please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks in advance". Contact: Melanie Hudson. Address: North Block Reception, Howbury Centre, Slade Green Road, Erith, Kent DA8 2HX. Tel.: 07538 300768. E-mail:
melaniehudson@btinternet.com.

 

Ongoing
CP/PL021
HYPOPARATHYROIDISM (HPTH) UK
HPTH UK is the only UK charity providing advice, information and support to people affected by Hypoparathyroidism, a rare and life threatening endocrine condition. "Hypoparathyroidism (HPTH) can affect all ages. There are several forms - people may be born with it or it may be acquired later in life but, most commonly, it is caused by surgery to the neck. This latter group go into hospital with one condition and come out with another! All forms of HPTH cause a lack of parathyroid hormone which leads to low calcium levels in the blood. Calcium is vital to life and the levels can often be very unstable, causing hypos. Unlike diabetics, and despite very similar difficulties, HPTH patients have neither replacement hormone therapy nor home testers available to help them manage their levels. The condition is not well known and is poorly understood by doctors. However, thanks to contributions from people like you, and the work we have been doing to raise awareness, understanding of HPTH is steadily improving and the new parathyroid hormone trial offers real hope for the future, though we have a long way to go yet. HPTH UK has worked entirely voluntarily since 2005 to raise awareness about this condition among the medical profession and to provide support and information to patients through our website, online forums, telephone helpline and our expert team of consultant endocrinologists around the UK. We keep going through donations and fundraising, so any support you can offer will be hugely appreciated - thank you!" Contact: Liz Glenister. Address: 6 The Meads, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4DF. Tel.: 01342 324091 (UK); +44 1 342 324091 (outside UK). E-mail:
liz@hpth.org.uk.
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JUBILATE LADIES CHOIR
Jubilate is a well-established ladies choir that has been singing for thirty years in and around the Harrow area. The choir recently won their class at both the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts and the Watford Festival and regularly raise funds for local charities such as St Luke's Hospice. Jubilate's Musical Director Sarah Stroh is the impetus behind the whole operation; a freelance teacher and conductor, she has appeared as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and toured France, Bulgaria and Macedonia. The choir would like sponsorship so that they can make a CD of their work which they would use to gain press coverage and thereby fund their entry into competitions and cover their costs at concerts. Jubilate is a not-for-profit choir: they aim to cover their costs but if there is a surplus it always goes back into the cost of running the choir. "In return for your support, we offer publicity for your company or organisation by putting your logo and a write-up in our programmes and on our website, complete with a link to your website. You get four free tickets for every performance. And we could even come and sing at one of your corporate events". Contact: Carol Meacham. Tel.: 07896 020460. E-mail: info@jubilatesingers.org.uk
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LONDON LEGAL SUPPORT TRUST - CHARITY ART EXHIBITION: INJUSTICE
An exciting opportunity has arisen to sponsor an innovative charity art exhibition in London entitled Injustice. All moneys will go to London Legal Support Trust (LLST), an organisation that raises much-needed funds for law centres to provide free legal support to vulnerable people in London. The LLST and AfJ Award Exhibition 2014 will be held at La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY from September 29th to October 3rd 2014. For full details of the exhibition see
here. "We are looking for sponsors for the three events and two awards at just £2,000.00 each. Private View, Launch Reception or Award Ceremony sponsorships are available at just £2,000.00. By becoming the headline sponsor for either the launch or the closing reception of this event in its initial year, you will have the opportunity to enjoy placement of your brand prominently to our guests with the many benefits listed below. Proceeds will go to LLST to support free legal advice for vulnerable people in and around London. Our panel of judges include renowned art expert and writer Edward Lucie-Smith and art expert Tom Christopherson from Sothebys, who will choose works for their technical skill, quality and finish. The London Legal Support Trust (LLST) is a charity established to support legal advice agencies in and around London. LLST organises large scale fundraising events, involving a wide variety of participants from the legal profession, with supporters in ♦ 456 law firms, including the fifty largest London firms ♦ 131 Barristers' Chambers ♦ 86 companies (in-house counsel) ♦ The Government Legal Service, in 54 departments, and ♦ the Attorney General and Solicitor General's offices. LLST also enjoys the support of a substantial element of the judiciary who actively promote and attend our events, including the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Supreme Court and a large number of Supreme Court, Appeal Court, High Court, Circuit, District and Tribunal Judges, along with dozens of Magistrates. From 1st August, 2013 to 1st August, 2014 the LLST website had 66,294 visits, including 42,319 unique visitors and 196,536 page views. Further information about the exciting sponsorship opportunities listed below is available on request". Contact: Bob Nightingale MBE, Chief Executive. Address: London Legal Support Trust, The National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF. Tel.: 0207 092 3972. E-mail: bob@llst.org.uk.
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Sponsorship opportunities

    Your branding on every ticket, leaflet and poster used to market the event as well as mentions on all social media used to promote the evenings.

    Your logo and contact details on the e-marketing of the event, as well as a feature on the LLST website to highlight your connection to LLST.

    Pop-up banners at the launch or closing reception, as well as attendance and mentions at those events.

Prize Sponsorship £1,500.00

    By sponsoring either the panel prize for best painting or for best sculpture you will have:

   : your branding on the LLST website, publicising the competitive element of the event as well as mentions on all social media used to promote the evening.

   : your logo on the e-marketing of the event

   : the opportunity to present the prizes to the winners at the closing reception and be present for photographs and the celebrations following the announcement

Additional benefits

    Any press coverage - particularly in the professional press - of the event that LLST secures will mention the sponsors (previous mentions of LLST events appeared in the Law Society Gazette, Counsel Magazine, LexisNexis in-house newsletter, Law & More and City AM).

 

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MAGGIE'S CANCER CARING CENTRES
Maggie's is an innovative cancer charity that provides free emotional and practical support to anyone who has, or who has had, cancer. The centres also offer support for families, friends and carers. They are homely and imaginatively designed spaces, which contrast with the functionality of hospitals, where people can come to be themselves, not hospital patients. The aim of Maggie's Centres is to help people with cancer be as healthy in mind and body as possible and enable them to make their own contribution to their medical treatment and recovery. Visiting Maggie's is like coming to a good friend's house. High quality, free professional psychological support, stress management, advice and information are offered within an uplifting and welcoming space, easing the immense stress of a cancer diagnosis. There are currently fifteen Maggie's Centres open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Highlands, Fife, London, Cheltenham, Nottingham, South West Wales, Oxford, Lanarkshire, North East, Aberdeen, Hong Kong and Barcelona. Maggie's relies entirely upon charitable donations to build and run each centre which cost around £1 million to build and £250,000 a year to run. Each year, Maggie's Events Team hosts several national fundraising events in order to raise as much money as possible to support and grow Maggie's network of Cancer Caring Centres across the UK. Events which appear on their events calendar include The Monster Bike and Hike in Scotland, The Megahike in Oxfordshire and Maggie's London Night Hike. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities associated with each of the charity'sfundraising events, ranging from event sponsorship to stage sponsorship. In addition to direct sponsorship of fundraising events, there are other ways in which sponsors can help Maggie's, for example: charity of the year, in-kind donations, payroll giving and recycling. Contact: Kirsten Sinclair, Events Co-ordinator. Address: Maggie's, 8 Newton Place, Glasgow G3 7PR. Tel.: 0141 341 5670. Fax: 0141 341 5699. E-mail:
kirsten@maggiescentres.org.
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CP/PL025 MAJOR PHIL PACKER
Major Phil Packer sustained a spinal cord injury in Iraq in February 2008 and since then continues to inspire millions. His focus is supporting Young People who face Adversity. He has made this his business. As he began to cope with the situation he found himself in, to regain self-confidence, self-esteem, self-belief and feel to empowered to make choices in life, Phil decided to embark upon numerous physical challenges to raise funds for charity, raise positive awareness and enthuse others. His decisions pulled him through the dark times and he started to overcome the adversity faced with physical limitations and this improved his mental well-being. His three main challenges in 2009 were completed within six months. He rowed the English Channel with Al Humphreys on 14th February, just after a year of being injured and he walked the London Marathon over fourteen days on crutches, with support from his great friend, Martyn Bird. Phil captivated the nation throughout his two-week ordeal. He then flew out to the USA and hauled himself up El Capitan with a support team of some of the country’s best climbers, including Andy Kirkpatrick; he completed over 4,250 pull-ups and slept on the side of the mountain for three days before reaching the summit. Phil raised in excess of £1.3 million for charity in 2009. His efforts inspired millions and gained national recognition, including the Athlete of the Year Badge from the Scout Association, Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards and the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The Armed Forces also recognised his efforts prior to his retirement in March 2010 and he was awarded the MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2010, Phil stepped up to the mark again and in addition to supporting the wounded, he turned his attention and main focus to supporting Young People who face Adversity. To continue his physical challenges and to inspire young people, he climbed the 3 Peaks in 72 hours for Sport Relief with BBC presenter, Kate Silverton. He was supported again by Al Humphreys, Andy Kirkpatrick and Martyn Bird and was joined on Mount Snowdon by Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Clive Woodward. This became the feature for the BBC Inside Sport documentary A Major Mountain to Climb that followed his journey. He then completed his biggest challenge: the opportunity to bring charities together and raise awareness of numerous disabilities, deprivation and medical conditions. On the 25th/26th April 2010, Phil smashed his fourteen day London Marathon time and completed the Virgin London Marathon in 26 hours for 26 charities, walking each mile with a Young Person from each of the charities. The greater awareness of the various charities' work and the inspiration Phil gave to the Young People and the public was immense and immeasurable. Contact: Major Phil Packer. Address: 4a Vincent House, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2NB. Tel.: 07841 045210. E-mail: phil@helpforheroes.org.uk.
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MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH CIC
Military Mental Health CIC is a Social Enterprise which raises awareness of the psychological and social challenges that face veterans of the British Armed Forces. The organisation raises awareness in the following ways    Military Veterans Awareness Training - directed towards public sector organisations such as the NHS    Veterans Stress Management Programme - directed towards ex-British Armed Forces personnel    Military Mental Health Awareness - directed towards the family and friends of Veterans. "Our aim is to ensure veterans are better supported within existing services. We are currently running The National Veterans Awareness Campaign and require sponsorship to enable us to highlight the campaign to the general public and ensure that the veterans are appropriately supported by public sector organisations for health, housing and employment. A donation of £5,000 can enable us to run one stress management programme for a period of twelve weeks for ten veterans. A donation of £7,000 will enable us to run one Military Veterans Awareness conference for a target audience of 100+ public sector employees. A donation of £1,000 will enable us to run one Military Mental Health Awareness Workshop for the family and friends of veterans". Contact: Richard Williams, Director. Address: Military Mental Health CIC, Kathe Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester M15 5DD. Tel.: 0161 455 0211. E-mail:
richard@militarymentalhealth.co.uk.
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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS ASSOCIATION
Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) offers opportunities for sponsorship of its billboard and bus stop information posters, and MGA magazine and videos. The MGA 6ft by 4ft poster can be situated in bus stop, billboard and city centre locations all over the country. The MGA magazine and videos reach a wide audience of medical and optical outlets, as well as those suffering from Myasthenia Gravis throughout the UK, Ireland, and Scotland. In this way, MGA is able to reach a wider audience and make the public more aware of the disease. All media material will carry the sponsor's details. Contact: Barbara Buxton, Regional Organiser. Address: 39 Broadway, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3LJ. Tel.: 07860 654576. E-mail: Barbara.Buxton@mga-charity.org.
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CP/PL028 NETHERLEY VALLEY CHILDCARE INITIATIVES
Netherley Valley Childcare Initiatives are seeking a sponsor to support this community childcare organisation in enhancing the lives of families with children. They are committed to providing quality childcare training to people over the age of twenty-five years and then employing their graduates within their mobile creche service operating across Merseyside. Developments are underway to create a home sitting service for vulnerable families, parents with sick or disabled children, lone parents, new parents and those wishing to return to work or education. Their highly trained nursery nurses provide rich and varied learning activities within the family home rather than at a day care setting. The organisation is a social enterprise and charity seeking to strengthen the family by creating worthwhile opportunities for parents and children. Contact: Diane Severs, General Manager. Address: The Business Centre, 304 Childwall Valley Road, Belle Vale, Liverpool L25 2RJ. Tel.: 0151 498 4408. Fax: 0151 487 6147. E-mail: nvci.4@virgin.net.

 

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OAKWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Oakwell Music Festival is a one day event set in the beautiful Oakwell Hall Country Park. This is a non profit event with proceeds going to charities and good causes in the local area. "The event consists of two stages with up to sixteen bands playing throughout the event; along with live music we will have plenty of other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Our music lineup will include local bands and artists along with more established headliners. This is the first time anyone has been allowed to put on a festival at this unique venue, with its natural amphitheatre and 110 acres of stunning country park. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us at the beginning and have an influence and association with this brand new Music Festival Event. It is impossible to put a price on having your brand of name linked to an event that generates so much good feeling, and with plenty of opportunity of brand placement at the event". Contact: Paul Fisher. Address: 21 Dewsbury Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton BD19 4AX. Tel.: 07766254850. E-mail: paul.fisher@oakwellfestival.co.uk.
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OPEN SIGHT
Sponsorship support will enable Open Sight to go out into more businesses with the most essential information. In addition to offering outreach services - where they assess needs, match people with the correct resources, provide information, deliver advocacy, training and leisure activitiese - Open Sight works proactively with families. Users of their services are from six months old to people over one hundred years of age. Open Sight has many sponsorship opportunities: "Please get in touch to find out more so that we can pair your aspirations with the people we are here to serve". Contact: Robbie Beer, Fundraising Executive. Address: Hampshire Association for the Care of the Blind. Tel.: 02380 646 377. Fax: 02380 653 136. E-mail: robbie.beer@hacb.org.uk.
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PAUL'S CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE
Paul's Cancer Support Centre has pioneered the use of complementary therapies since 1983 to support people affected by cancer. It aligns its approach closely with the Cancer Reform Strategy 2007 which recognised the need to provide psychological support to people with cancer and with the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative which has as its overarching goal "to ensure that the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, financial and information needs of cancer survivors are met". The Centre offers a range of services from one to one counselling and support groups to the innovative Healing Journey programme which brings together some of the most effective tools and strategies for helping people deal with the experience of cancer and improve their quality of life. Cancer can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. It can often lead to feelings of powerlessness - a belief that there is little one can do to feel more in control of one's life. The Healing Journey, which is based on a programme created by Professor Alastair Cunningham in Canada, helps people feel more in control and helps them lead happier, more meaningful and more fulfilled lives by learning coping and life skills. It is being developed as a nationwide programme for the UK. Full background information can be found at www.healingjourney.org.uk. "If you would like to provide corporate support to the Centre, please get in touch for more information". Contact: Debbie Lyne. Address: Woburn House, 155 Falcon Road, London SW11 2PD. Tel.: 020 7801 2965. Fax: 0207 978 6505. E-mail: http://www.paulscancersupportcentre.org.uk/contact/fundraising.html.
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PETER JENKINS - WORLDWALK4AID
On 1st May, 2015, Peter Jenkins will embark on a walk around the world in aid of Cancer Research and UNICEF. "My route will take me through twenty-eight countries, cover approximately 20,000 miles and take approximately 3 years 6 months. I am looking to raise £2,000,000 plus and I need to secure £40,000 in sponsorship to cover, food, medical cover and three international flights between Singapore and Perth, Sydney and L.A. and also New York to Lisbon, Portugal. I would be delighted to discuss opportunities with any possible sponsors". Contact: Peter Jenkins. Address: 84 Cassini Drive, Swindon SN25 2JT. Tel.: 07557 994914. E-mail:
worldwalk4aid@gmail.com.
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https://www.facebook.com/worldwalk4aid  
http://twitter.com/worldwalk4aid

 
 
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PHOENIX FUTURES
Support the Voyage of Recovery ... Phoenix Futures, a charity providing services for people with drug and alcohol problems, and the Tectona Trust, a charity dedicated to improving access to the world of sailing, are planning a very special project and would welcome sponsors' support. "From 1st August, 2012, we will be giving the opportunity to 160 Phoenix Future's service users to sail the beautiful Gaff Ketch Tectona sail boat 1,800 miles in eleven legs around the coastal waters of Britain. Sailing the Tectona is hard, physical work, involving teamwork and a commitment to learning new skills. The service users would be involved in every aspect of running the ship, day and night. Professional crew provided by Cremyll Sailing (a sail training charity) will ensure safety, teach techniques and encourage service users to reflect on their experiences on a daily basis. The objective of this innovative project is to give those that are currently engaged in intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitative treatment - and have already demonstrated a strong commitment to their goal of recovery - a goal to aim towards, and offer an alternative form of therapy which will enhance their treatment. The adventure begins on 1st August, 2012 and we need your help and support to make sure it will happen.      What's the benefit of this project?Sail training is proven to increase the individual's self-esteem and confidence; it also provides an arena for service users to gain awareness of one another and to learn how to work as a team to achieve a common goal. Each service user would also obtain a RYA competent crew certificate which is a recognised qualification and a great starting point for anyone thinking about a career in sailing. We believe that it is important to find new and adventurous approaches towards therapy and recovery from addiction. This project will open up the world of sail training, and the benefits that come with it, to many people who wouldn't normally have such an opportunity. We believe this sailing experience will be something that is remembered for life by the participants. In addition we will aim to inspire those people not in treatment to see the change they could make in their own lives.      An educational opportunity: Plymouth University are currently researching with the Tectona Trust the benefits of sail training and the effects it has on people's behaviour after they have experienced both the serenity of the sea and the diverse challenges faced at whilst at sea. To date the evidence suggests that it is certainly positive. Sail training has a very similar benefit to other projects that Phoenix Futures run nationally. In order for people to recover they need some time out to reflect, to do something that is good for their self-confidence, great for their self-worth and for building a new self-belief. This voyage will provide another valuable opportunity for Plymouth University and the Tectona Trust to understand better the positive impact of sail training". "I went on a sail training trip with my service last year and now work as a volunteer on the same boat; it's been life changing in more ways than anyone could imagine" - Darren Long, Former Phoenix Futures Service User. Contact: James Armstrong, Head of Marketing and Communications. Address: Phoenix Futures, ASRA House, 1 Long Lane, London SE1 4PG. Tel.: 0207 234 9762. E-mail:
james.armstrong@phoenix-futures.org.uk .
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PROJECT NOEL GROUP
The Project Noel Group is a small project team affiliated to the Royal Signals Association. The objectives of the Group are twofold: 1. To bring together veterans, families and serving members of the Royal Signals in reunion. 2. To raise funds for the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund. "To this end we organise a weekend of events and functions at Liverpool Cathedral and the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool over the last weekend in November. The events take the form of a concert by the massed bands of the Royal Signals on the Friday evening, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the Saturday afternoon; both these events are held in the cathedral. The functions take the form of a formal 'regimental' dinner on the Saturday evening and a buffet and cabaret on Sunday lunchtime, both at the Adelphi Hotel. These functions are self-financing and outside the scope of this request for sponsorship and their inclusion here is for information only. To enable us to maximise our contribution to the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund, through ticket sales and collection, we are looking for sponsorship of some, or all of the cathedral events. If you are able to offer such sponsorship or wish for more information, please contact me, Dr David Vickers". Contact: David Vickers, Treasurer. Address: 11 New Lane Pace, Banks, Southport PR9 8EZ. Tel.: +44 1704 507918. E-mail:
treasurer.projectnoel@gmail.com
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THE RELATIVES & RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
The Relatives & Residents Association (R&RA) provides support and information to older people in care, their relatives and friends via its Advice Line. Through the Advice Line callers receive emotional support, a listening ear and appropriate advice to the very broad range of issues they face when confronted with the necessity of long term care such as finding a care home of their choice; understanding what standards to expect; navigating their way through funding. Sponsorship support is now being sought by the Association. Contact: Dr. Gillian Dalley. Address: 24 The Ivories, 6-8 Northampton Street, London N1 2HY. Tel.: 020 7359 8148. Fax: 020 7226 6603. E-mail: info@relres.org.
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RENT A DATE FOR CHARITY
Rent A Date For Charity is the original online auction dating website. It is a non-profit company needing sponsorship for the running of the site and also events that are planned as part of the company's fundraising campaign. All auction proceeds go 100% primarily to UK-registered brain tumour charities - but this is being expanded to include worldwide charities too. Rent A Date For Charity (RDC) was set up by director Lisa Connell after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour two years ago at the age of 27, and she is trying to reach her goal of raising £1million for charity before she dies. RDC is now looking for sponsors to help with the running cost of the website and to hire full time staff. Lisa and RDC get regular press coverage and have featured articles in Elle, Now and Woman magazine, as well as LK Today and London Tonight. They can offer sponsors the opportunity to feature in association with all their fundraising events, a mention in all press coverage - and also the celebrities that are involved will help raise the profile of RDC and also generate more traffic. Clearly this would be a wonderful PR opportunity for any company to be seen doing something for charity and putting the fun back into fundraising with RDC at www.rentadateforcharity.com. Contact: Lisa Connell, Director. Tel.: 0208 368 0486. E-mail: lisaconnell@rentadateforcharity.com.
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Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are ongoing: RDC is looking for a top sponsor to assist in maintaining the website as well as sponsorship for printing promotional materials and future events.

Benefits

Co-branding on all promotional material and future events where celebrities are already guaranteed to be in attendance.
Mention in media interviews and press coverage.
Survey inclusion for all prize draw giveaways donated by the sponsor.
Mention in weekly newsletter and prize draw updates and much, much more.

 

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RIGUL TRUST
Rigul Trust is a UK based charity set up to help people living in impoverished areas - in particular in Rigul, a remote village in the Kham district of eastern Tibet. So far a primary school and health clinic have been established. People in this area are commonly nomadic and of very limited means. There is very little infrastructure provided, no surfaced roads, and the climate can be very harsh. At present the school is open seven days a week and sixty-five children attend. Two hot meals are provided every day (which has made the school even more popular!). Some children walk an hour each day to the school. There are three teachers. A health clinic has also been established nearby with a doctor, assistant and nurse. As many as forty-five people attend every day and people are coming from further and further afield. 100% of all donations received go to further activities in the field. "We would very much appreciate your support". Contact: Margaret Richardson. Tel.: 023 8046 2926.
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RISE
Rise is a charity which supports women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and across West Sussex. Rise' services include refuge accommodation, resettlement, crisis appointments, helpline, counselling, housing, legal and financial advice, solicitors' appointments, support groups, play therapy, 1-to-1 support and training and preventative education. This November, Rise is expanding its successful programme of fundraising events to include the inaugural Rise Conference. This event will enable Rise to raise funds to ensure the continuation of their vital services whilst raising the profile of Rise, and the profiles of the event sponsors. The conference is open to all, as the primary aim is to connect delegates with the ways in which they, and their workplaces, can help to prevent violence against women. The diversity of the audience will allow sponsors to reach people from across the sectors, as well as from across the country. Rise is offering a plethora of sponsorship and advertising opportunities for this event, starting from just £250. With all packages, there is also the opportunity to purchase extra marketing opportunities and create a bespoke sponsorship package. Rise needs support to continue to provide services to women and children in their hour of need. "We are always pleased to hear from people who are willing to sponsor Rise services directly or who would be interested in sponsoring another of the Rise fundraising events: the Rise 8K Undercliff Run". Contact: Julie Hales, Fundraising Manager. Tel.: 01273 622 828, ext. 214. E-mail:
Julie.Hales@riseuk.org.uk.
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Sponsorship opportunities

     Headline sponsorship: £4,000 - £7,000. The headline sponsor will get free delegate places, their logo on all regional and national marketing material, logo placement on the conference registration site and booking confirmations, lead logo placement on the conference programme cover and paperwork, a free advert in the conference programme, marketing opportunities at the conference venue and branding on conference products.
     Supporter sponsorship: £1,000-£3,500. Supporter sponsors will get free delegate places, their logo on selected marketing, a mention on the registration site and booking confirmations, a logo in the conference brochure and marketing opportunities at the conference.
     Product sponsorship: £250 +. Product sponsorship opportunities include delegate stationery, delegate folders, lanyards or the online registration system (which includes branding on the registration page). All sponsored products will be branded with the logo of the sponsor.
     Advertising: £150 - £500. Advertising space is for sale in the conference programme. A quarter page advert costs from £150, with a half page costing from £300 and a full page advert costing from £500.

 

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SCOTT BUTLER: JOURNEY TO MOUNT ELBRUS
In June 2015 Scott Butler will set off on his bicycle to cover the 1,800 miles to the Black Sea. "From there I get in my ocean rowing boat and solo row the 750 miles across the Black Sea and in turn becoming the first person to do so! Then it's back on my bike and covering the 400 miles across the Caucasus mountains into Russia and the base of Mount Elbrus - Europe's highest peak. 18,500 feet later I'll be at the top of the mountain! This is a bespoke expedition completed on my own and in return for sponsorship there are numerous opportunities for exposure on my cycle jersey, the boat ... maybe a flag atop Elbrus!? The documentary can be shown at a company-organised event or maybe just a mention in the book? The website goes into greater detail about the expedition, including charities involved, sponsorship opportunities and everything in between! Check it out!" Contact: Scott Butler. Address: Journey To Mount Elbrus, 2-3 Sunnyside, Braunton, Devon EX33 2AG. Tel.: 07961907641. E-mail:
bullitbutler@hotmail.com.
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https://www.facebook.com/journeytoelbrus  
https://twitter.com/Bullitbutler

 


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31st December, 2015
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SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The Social Worker of the Year Awards are about recognising the excellent, diverse work that takes place in the profession and celebrating the many outstanding achievements of social workers across England. The awards were established in 2006 by independent practitioner Beverley Williams and relaunched in 2011 as a registered charity, with a unique awards event at the House of Lords. Over 170 social workers, judges, directors of service and sponsors enjoyed a live debate about the profession, followed by the presentation of awards and a reception in one of the Palace of Westminster's most prestigious rooms overlooking the River Thames. The awards have grown remarkably in stature in just twelve months, winning support from social workers, directors of children's and adult services in local authorities and from a wide number of influential figures, including Professor Eileen Munro and the Secretary of State for Education, The Right Honourable Michael Gove MP. "Our aim is to see them grow further, achieving a status as recognisable as the National Teaching Awards and your support is fundamental to this achievement. In 2012, we have an attractive sponsorship opportunity to enable you to associate your business or organisation with the awards scheme for the social work profession. Please do speak to us soon to find out more about our exciting plans for the next Social Worker of the Year Awards and whether you can join with us in celebrating the success of our remarkable profession". Contact: Andrew Pirie, Project Manager. E-mail:
awards@socialworkawards.com
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CP/PL041
STIRLING SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
"Please help the Stirling School of English to continue to offer free English Language teaching". The Stirling School of English is looking for a sponsor with an interest in increasing global understanding. The school offers free English tuition to non-English speakers. It has currently more than two hundred students from over thirty countries being taught by about twenty-five qualified volunteers in thirty different classes each week. It caters for students of all ranges of proficiency in the language, beginners to advanced. These students are here either working or studying and every part of the globe is represented in the school. The school, however, does more than teach language skills. It also helps students integrate into the community and provides social activities to reduce a sense of isolation. Uniquely amongst teaching institutions, students can join at any time during the year, so they can begin to learn the language as soon as they arrive in the area. This is particularly important in helping people integrate into the community. The school also links to employers seeking to improve the language skills of their migrant workers. "Sponsorship would enable us to maintain our free service, but also expand our activities (eg extending crèche facilities to enable more working mothers to attend), improve our premises and our training of volunteers. It would also help us commission the design of teaching materials as well as purchase computer equipment to facilitate modern learning methods. Above all, it would help produce financial stability and relieve the school from reliance on a variable grant regime, as well as enabling it to develop as a social enterprise and allow it to generate income. Sponsors would be welcome to get involved as consultants to put together a professional business plan and help the school develop in creative ways and sustain its activities into the future". Contact: Lore Kelling. Address: 7a Woodside Road, Stirling FK8 1RG. Tel.: 07817749902. E-mail:
lore@stirling-school-of-english.com.
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CP/PL042
SUPPORTLINE
SupportLine is a small national charity providing emotional support and information to children, young people and adults throughout the UK by a telephone helpline, email and postal support. It is primarily aimed at those who are vulnerable, isolated, at risk and victims of any form of abuse. SupportLine deals with issues relating to child abuse, self harm, bullying, eating disorders, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, depression, mental health. The organisation is looking for sponsorship for its website, for its publicity posters and leaflets which are distributed throughout the UK and for fundraising events such as Celebrity Football Matches, Celebrity Golf Days and Health and Well Being Days. The charity is also looking for an overall sponsor for the whole organisation. SupportLine is based in Ilford, Essex and its patron is the actor Glen Murphy. It is a member of the Telephone Helplines Association and receives regular referrals from the media and other agencies as well as from police officers and GPs, teachers etc. SupportLine is doing vital and much needed work which really does make a difference to people's lives (see the feedback from callers on the charity's website). "We need financial sponsorship to enable us to keep helping those who are most vulnerable in society". Contact: Mrs Geri Burnikell. Address: PO Box 1596, Ilford, Essex IG1 3FW. Tel.: 020 8554 9006. E-mail: info@supportline.org.uk
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CP/PL043
UNITED RESPONSE
United Response: an award-winning, innovative charity which helps 1,500 people live the lives they want; funding helps them find jobs for people with learning disabilities or mental health needs, and access their communities; their specialist fundraising and communications team is flexible enough to work closely with the sponsor's organisation and ensure the sponsor receives the full CSR benefit of supporting the charity. United Response is a national charity providing skilled care and support to over 1,500 adults with learning disabilities or mental health needs in over 200 different locations across England and Wales. Around 15% of the people it supports have a mental health need, although an estimated 25-40% of people with learning disabilities in the UK experience mental health problems, with social isolation and loneliness as a major contributing factor. The organisation works with some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in society - more than half cannot talk and may have little or no ability to communicate, and in addition, may be deaf, blind and need a wheelchair to get around. Depending on their level of disability, some people need one or two people to care for them 24 hours a day, which is why the charity employs over 2,000 carers. United Response recognises that everyone has different interests, giving them the support they need to explore and fulfil their potential. What matters to United Response are the day to day ordinary lives of people, and people not having a voice. They believe that everybody should have the chance to live the fullest possible life, whatever their level of disability. They work closely with each individual to provide the support they need to do what they want to do in life, and aim to create choices and opportunities to enable people to take control of their own lives; to choose the type of support they want; and to fulfil their potential and achieve a better quality of life in the community. United Response provides everything from 24 hour care and support to helping someone living in his or her own flat, gaining qualifications or work experience, to using the internet or supporting someone to find employment. As well as supporting people, United Response is involved in several groups working for change. They lobby to break down barriers and challenge attitudes. Sponsorship support could provide equipment or access to experiences and opportunities that make independence a reality - even a small contribution can literally transform someone's life. Corporate partnerships can make a huge difference to their work, by allowing them to put more opportunities in reach of the people with learning disabilities or mental health needs. United Response aims to significantly improve the quality of life for the people they support - this is their mission as a charity. "To make this happen we must raise funds, and that is why we need your company's help".
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CP/PL044
VICTIM SUPPORT SCOTLAND
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the national charity supporting people affected by crime in Scotland. VSS supports in excess of 180,000 people affected by crime in Scotland, from serious crimes such as murder and sexual assaults to housebreaking and mugging. It provides practical assistance and emotional support and information through the use of experienced staff and volunteers in every community in Scotland and the Sheriff and High Courts. VSS is celebrating its twenty-fifth year this year and as part of its celebrations the charity is hosting an international conference and best practice exchange for victim practitioners, victimologists and those with a general interest in its work. The organisation is looking for sponsors for its generic work supporting people affected by crime and for contributions to its conference this year. The conference seeks to address the issue of why the majority of people do not report the crime they experience to the authorities or, indeed, for most young people, to anyone. "If you wish to make a donation to our conference we have a range of options - Platinum at £5,000, where your logo and information is used in all materials; Gold at £2,501 to £4,999, where we publish your support on written conference material and provide an exhibition stand; Silver at £1,001 to £2,500, where we publish your support on written conference material; Bronze at £501 to £1,000, where we acknowledge your support in our reception area; and less than £500, where we say thankyou. Donations of any kind are warmly accepted to aid our generic work to support people affected by crime. It costs us £850 to develop and train a volunteer, £10 for helping someone on the phone and £25 to help one victim of crime. Will you help too?" Contact: S. Gallagher. Address: Victim Support Scotland, 15-23 Hardwell Close, Edinburgh EH8 9RX. Tel.: 0131 6684486. E-mail:
info@victimsupportsco.org.uk.
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CP/PL045
WATERAID
WaterAid is a leading independent organisation which enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. The charity works in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region and campaigns globally with its partners to realise our vision of a world where everyone has access to these basic human rights. Information about sponsorship and cause related marketing opportunities is available on request. Contact: Duncan Wilbur, Corporate & Events Manager. Address: 47-49 Durham Street, London SE11 5JD. Tel.: 020 7793 4517. E-mail: duncanwilbur@wateraid.org.
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CP/0001 4SIGHT (WEST SUSSEX ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND)
4SIGHT, the West Sussex Association for the Blind is hoping to launch a brand new service that will be the first of its kind in the UK. The Read Write Project will take a combination of specially-adapted equipment to the homes of blind and partially sighted people, assisted by a fully-trained member of staff. Over 4,000 blind and partially sighted people are registered with 4SIGHT and they depend upon the organisation for help in areas relating to leisure. The organisation has nearly fifty specialist clubs which offer meals and outings, transport solutions, training, employment, advocacy, use of loan equipment, low vision assessments, advice relating to eye conditions and in-hosptal services using staff nurses. These people are often isolated from mainstream provision. They do not seek out other information. 4SIGHT's project takes them information on a range of issues - learning, training, products, housing, care, etc. The equipment can help people to read and to write even if they have no remaining sight. They can access and complete forms, read and produce letters, read papers, newspapers, CVs, books, brochures, all using speech assisted software, scanners, printers, linked CCTVs with split screens and an adapted keyboard to a high specification laptop. The organisation does not charge for any of its services. It can help its people take part in consultations about future services or products. 4SIGHT can get information about a sponsoring company to over 4,000 people with whom they have a relationship built on trust. This will give them voice and the sponsor the opportunity to find out the opinions and experiences of an isolated and large group of people. Contact: Martin Pearson, Chief Executive. Address: 4SIGHT, Bradbury Centre, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2TE. Tel.: 01243 828555. E-mail: martin.pearson@4sightsussex.co.uk.
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CP/0002 4 STAGS AND A PUNTO
Four Stags and a Punto consists of four guys who are going to be undertaking the Mongol Rally in 2012. The main goal of the rally is to raise money for charity. "In fact we are raising money for two charities: The Lotus Children's Centre and Combat Stress. The Mongol Rally is a 10,000 mile rally from Goodwood in Sussex to Mongolia and is completed in a vehicle under 1.2 litres. We are currently seeking sponsors to help us cover some of our costs as they include visas, purchasing and modifying our Fiat Punto, return flights and more. We are able to offer sponsors various advertising spaces on our car, social network exposure, advertisements on student radio and student newspapers, possible advertisements on local radio and more. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please visit our website for more details (see the link below) or contact us directly to see what more we can offer you". Contact: Rob Hough. Address: 39 Guildford Park Avenue, Guildford GU2 7NL. Tel.: 07837030259. E-mail:
rh00085@surrey.ac.uk.
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CP/0003 ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
Action Against Hunger (AAH) is an international, non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit making organisation with programmes in forty-three countries worldwide. Its vocation is to save lives, especially those of malnourished children, and to work with vulnerable populations to preserve and restore their livelihoods with dignity. For over twenty-five years, Action Against Hunger has been at the forefront of the fight against hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Its teams do their utmost day after day to ensure that people are given access to the most basic of human rights - the right to food. Action Against Hunger's teams provide for people's immediate needs when food is scarce and provide families with the tools, seeds and support they need to build a sustainable future. The charity has a number of exciting fundraising campaigns and is looking for sponsorship partners for these campaigns, along with its events and international projects. "Corporate sponsorship is a great way to benefit your company as well as raising awareness and money to fund our programmes. The benefits to your company include promoting a positive company image both internally and externally, brand differentiation, increased customer loyalty and targeting potential new customers. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic corporate fundraising team, with a wealth of both charity and commercial experience, and we will work with you at every stage to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship. Once we have understood your company requirements, together, we can develop a tailor-made package to suit your business objectives". Details on current sponsorship packages and the charity's marketing plan are available on request. Contact: Lynne Richards. Address: 1st Floor Rear Premises - 161-163 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA. Tel.: 020 8293 6134. Fax: 020 8580 8372. E-mail: l.richards@aahuk.org.
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CP/0004 ADDACTION
Addaction enables individuals and families to manage the effects of drugs and alcohol misuse through a programme of (currently) twenty-eight projects across the country which offer practical advice, counselling and education, taking a realistic approach to drugs. The organisation boasts a proven record of success in enabling clients to move away from dependency and substance misuse. There are opportunities for sponsorship, advertising and donations in respect of all events. Contact: Edward Wild, Events Officer. Address: Addaction, 67-69 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6PU. Tel.: 0207-251-5860. E-mail: edward@addaction.org.uk.
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CP/0005 ADFAM
Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work. It provides a range of publications and resources for families about substances and criminal justice and operates an online message board and database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation. Adfam also runs direct support services at London prisons for families of inmates affected by drugs. A list of publications and resources is available online on the organisation's website. Reg. charity no. 1067428. Contact: Louise Sisson, Admin. Assistant. Address: ADFAM National, Waterbridge House, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EE. Tel.: 020 7928 8898. Fax: 020 7928 8928. E-mail: admin@adfam.org.uk.
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CP/0006 ADVICE HQ
Advice HQ offers a collection of helpful resources for anyone who is seeking support and advice with any personal problem - there is an agony aunt in residence. The service is seeking sponsorship. Contact: Linda Brice, Designer/Researcher. Address: 24 The Parade, Church Village, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales CF38 1BU. Tel.: 01443-206752. E-mail: linda.brice@ntlworld.com.
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CP/0007 AGE CONCERN
Age Concern works to promote the well-being of all older people and to make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. The organisation works with a broad range of corporate partners, providing the resources to support its work for older people. Information is available on a range of sponsorship and cause-related marketing opportunities which can be tailored to meet companies' objectives. Contact: Theresa Andrews, Corporate Partnerships Team. Tel.: 0208-765 7541. E-mail: theresa.andrews@ageconcern.org.uk.
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CP/0008 ALCOHOL FOCUS SCOTLAND
Scotland's national alcohol charity, Alcohol Focus Scotland, is seeking sponsorship for its annual fundraising events. Its White Water Raft Race Day in October annually draws over 180 'weekend warriors' to run the Grandtully White Water Rapids on the River Tay in Perthshire. Brand new to charity fundraising is the aptly named "River Assault" where participants have the chance to be led over three miles of challenging river rapids on the top of a heavy-duty airbed in the Scottish Borders. Various dates throughout the Summer are available. A detailed sponsorship package is available which includes a full event cost breakdown. Various sponsorship packages are available. (Registered Charity no. SCO 09538). Contact: Ewan Hastings, Fundraising Manager. Address: Alcohol Focus Scotland, 2nd Floor, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW. Tel.: 0141 572 6700. Fax: 0141 333 6700. E-mail: ewanhastings@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk.
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CP/0009 ALONE IN LONDON SERVICE
The Alone In London Service provides practical and emotional support to vulnerable young homeless people. Its unique perspective from King's Cross has required it to bring continuous development and innovation to the services it offers. It provides an integrated 'pick-and-mix' service which gives young people choices to tailor their own package of support. The organisation has a range of potential sponsorship opportunities, including high profile events. Contact: Mark Forrester. Address: 188 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9DE. Tel.: 020-7278-4486. Fax: 020-7837-8599. E-mail: fundraising@als.org.uk.
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CP/0010 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL (ADI)
ADI is an umbrella organisation of national Alzheimer Associations around the world, whose main purpose is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers. Sponsorship opportunities include the organisation's annual conference and also World Alzheimer's Day. Address: 45/46 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG. Tel.: 0207-620-3011. Fax: 0207-401-7351. E-mail: info@alz.co.uk.
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CP/0011 ANCHOR TRUST
Provides support care and housing for older people. Address (Central Office): Fountain Court, Oxford Spires Business Park, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1NZ. Tel.: 01865-854000. Fax: 01865-854001. E-mail: enquiries@anchor.org.uk.
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CP/0012 ANGOLAN ADVICE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
The Angolan Advice and Information Centre is a charity - a voluntary, community organisation. It provides advice, information and assistance to Angolan nationals and other African Portuguese-speaking people in Greater London and elsewhere in the UK. The charity needs sponsorship in order to meet its running costs and also to meet the costs of its community festival for next year. In 2008 the charity celebrated the tenth anniversary of its existence. Contact: Pedro Lunguela. Address: Imperial House, 64 Willoughby Lane, Tottenham, London N17 0SP. Tel.: 0208 808 1255. Fax: 0208 885 3471. E-mail: aaic@btinternet.com.
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CP/0013 APLASTIC ANAEMIA TRUST
Aplastic Anaemia is a life-threatening form of bone marrow failure. Few people know about this disease despite the fact that it is as common as some types of leukaemia and just as devastating. The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only UK charity associated with this disease. The main purpose of The AAT is to improve the quality of life of people suffering from aplastic anaemia. This is achieved through the provision of a support group and the funding of research into, and treatment of, aplastic anaemia. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: Anna Martin. Address: The Aplastic Anaemia Trust, St. George's Hospital, Department of Haematology, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, London SW17 0RE. Tel.: 0208 725 0390. Fax: 0208 725 0390. E-mail: TheAAT@sghms.ac.uk.
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CP/0014 ASH-WORTH TIME BANK
Ash-worth Time Bank is a community-based rural organisation encouraging local people to share their skills and time with older, vulnerable people. Ash-worth Time Bank addresses the very real problems of social isolation and rural exclusion. The organisation has over three hundred volunteers and services in ten rural villages in Cheshire. The project is three years old now and their funding is coming to an end. In order to continue, they are urgently seeking sponsorship to enable them to develop and expand into other villages and work with both young and older people, sharing experiences, helping with jobs such as giving lifts, companionship, shopping, gardening, etc.. They organise reading, walking, keep fit, reminiscing, and luncheon groups as well as social and have a special holistic therapy day for carers and a local lending library. In exchange for sponsorship they offer     logo included on letterhead and all publicity material    mention in all press releases    the opportunity to be involved in rural Cheshire and its people - making a real difference to lives and community. Ash-worth Time Bank is seeking a sponsorship package of £5,000 to cover the running costs of the project. Contact: Susan Ross-Turner, Project Manager. Address: Ash-worth Time Bank, 1st Floor, Post Office, Kelsall Road, Ashton Hayes, Cheshire CH3 8BH. Tel.: 01829 751398. E-mail: ash-worthtimebank@care4free.net.
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CP/0015 BEATING BOWEL CANCER
Beating Bowel Cancer is a national charity dedicated to raising awareness, providing information and support for those affected by bowel cancer - the UK's second biggest killer cancer. 95 people are diagnosed every day with bowel cancer, young and old, men and women, and half of these will die. Yet it could be prevented if diagnosed early enough. The charity has a number of long-standing campaigns and events offering opportunities to sponsors such as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. It is also open to approaches from organisations interested in developing bespoke campaigns or projects that will help raise the awareness of the disease, highlight preventative measures and raise funds for the charity. Full information about Beating Bowel Cancer's work can be found on its website (see link below). Contact: Emma Renison, Fundraising Events Manager. Address: Harlequin House, 7 High Street, Teddington TW11 8EE. Tel.: 020 8892 0171. E-mail: emma@beatingbowelcancer.org.
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CP/0016 BEMDA (BLACK AND ETHNIC MINORITY DIABETES ASSOCIATION)
BEMDA (Black and Ethnic Minority Diabetes Association) aims to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people living with diabetes, because this chronic, long-term and progressive disease is now epidemic, with serious implications for individuals and society. Most deaths and diabetes-related complications occur in the economically-productive age group. Being diagnosed with diabetes is very traumatic; taking insulin increases the burden. BEMDA's principal activities are      interactive workshops (the organisation's main area of work) for awareness of diabetes, inculcating the need for mutual support among young people to reduce the prevalent diabetes-related stigma and bullying     random sampling and selection of participating schools and clubs to verify perceptions of diabetes     raising awareness of the potential dangers of manipulating prescribed insulin doses to remain slim and socially acceptable, whilst raising awareness that other options to achieve a desirable slim figure are available without jeopardising health     setting up a young people's vibrant, interactive website and learning materials to update their knowledge of diabetes, especially the prevention of complications     sessions with teachers to ensure that an enabling, clean and discreet environment is available for pupils to take injections and test blood glucose levels frequently     raising knowledge of diabetes among residents, especially young people, meaning taking steps to prevent unnecessary loss of limbs, early or sudden death and empowering people to take responsibility for their condition through effective self-management. Contact: Mrs. Aderonke Jomo-Coco. Address: Voluntary Action Westminster, 37 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DP. Tel.: 02077235357. E-mail:
Info@bemda.org.
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Project for which funding is being sought

The project will be dedicated to relieving distress and the burden of daily living with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes)

Aims and Objectives of the Organisation

     To promote and protect the physical and mental health of people with diabetes, especially those from black and ethnic minority (BME) communities, through the provision of support, education, practical advice and through undertaking research in the subject of diabetes with the dissemination of any useful results.
     To provide, or assist in the provision of, facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.

 

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CP/0017 BRAKE
Brake, the national road safety charity, is seeking a headline sponsor for its annual flagship event, Road Safety Week, which takes place each November. Contact: Matthew Henderson, Corporate Liaison Officer. Address: PO Box 548, Huddersfield HD1 2XZ. Tel.: 01484 559909. Fax: 01484-559983. E-mail: mhenderson@brake.org.uk.
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link to website (www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk)

 

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CP/0018 BRITISH BLIND SPORT
British Blind Sport needs sponsorship to fund grass roots, national and international sporting activities for the blind and partially sighted in the UK. Sponsors can choose from a selection of options which includes everything from children's activities to national sports events for adults and older people. Sponsors can support potential Paralympians or whole teams attending overseas events for the blind. Potentially, over 2 million visually-impaired people in the UK may be reached via the charity's website. Other opportunities include sponsoring the organisation's Sports Development Officer as well as getting involved in direct mail campaigns to doctors' surgeries, health clubs and sports clubs (football, cricket, golf.). Contact: Mrs. Georgina Hare, Head of Fundraising. Address: 4/6 Victoria Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 3AB. Tel.: 01926-424247. Fax: 01926-427775. E-mail: georgina@britishblindsport.org.uk
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CP/0019 BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
The aim of the British Heart Foundation is to play a leading role in the fight against cardiovascular disease, so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death. Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death in the UK. One in four men and one in six women die from it every year. Heart disease affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds and has a terrible impact on the lives of many individuals and their families. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has made a real difference to the nation’s heart health, through forty years as a pioneer in medical research, patient care and education. "Help us fight the UK’s biggest killer!" is their plea to sponsors. The BHF's Corporate Fundraising Department pro-actively forms partnerships with brands and products that support and enhance its work and message. Sponsorship of its major events and national campaigns is an opportunity to enhance the sponsor's brand and corporate image, by working with Britain’s leading heart charity. The organisation's pledge is that with sponsors' support they can continue to make a real difference. Contact: Claire Pearson, Sponsorship Executive. Address: 14 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 4DH. Tel.: 0207 725 0663. Fax: 0207 486 3815. E-mail: pearsonc@bhf.org.uk
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Current opportunities

Campaigns – Heart Week and Valentine’s Week
Prestigious national and regional events – London to Brighton Bike Ride, Junior Golf, Walkabout
Educational materials – resources and information for healthcare professionals, children, etc.
Publications and videos on the work and issues of the BHF

 

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     CP/0020     CANCER RESEARCH ART EXHIBITION EDINBURGH
This annual exhibition and sale of original work has, over the past forty-three years, provided a platform for hundreds of skilled artists, jewellers and craftspeople. The exhibition takes place in Edinburgh, over five days each November, and features over 1,300 original paintings, an ever-expanding range of jewellery to suit all tastes and a selection of beautiful handmade crafts. Each year, the aim remains the same: to raise many thousands of pounds to help fund the invaluable work of Cancer Research UK in the search for successful treatments for cancer that touches almost every family in the land. "The continued success of this exhibition would not be possible without the time and effort so freely given by the artists, volunteers and supporters. Each year an army of volunteers give their time to make it a smooth-running operation. Sponsorship is also vital to help cover the costs of running the exhibition and maximise the amount given to Cancer Research UK. In recent years we have been fortunate to have a major sponsor who has been willing to donate about £5,000 a year. We are now looking for new donors or sponsors and, in these difficult times, we would be happy with smaller amounts from several sources. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, no matter how small the donation, please contact us". Contact: Jane Brunton, Chairman of the Edinburgh Fund Raising Committee. E-mail:
james.2@blueyonder.co.uk.
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Benefits associated with becoming a sponsor

     Sponsors listed in catalogue and website
     Sponsors' logos will feature in all publicity documents including catalogue, advertising in magazines and newspapers and on the website
     Invitation to a private showing not open to the general public

 

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CP/0021 CARE FOR THE FAMILY
Care for the Family are looking for corporate sponsors to support their Neighbours from Heaven campaign. Why "Neighbours from Heaven"? We’ve all heard about Neighbours from Hell, now it’s time for Neighbours from Heaven! Neighbours from Heaven is a campaign to improve good neighbourliness in our communities, schools and the work place. An annual event, it currently comprises: (i) the national Neighbours from Heaven Awards - finding the UK’s best neighbours, this year presented by best-selling diet and fitness author and broadcaster, Rosemary Conley; and (ii) Neighbours from Heaven Week - an opportunity for people to do something special for those who live and work near them. Becoming a sponsor of Neighbours from Heaven and working in partnership with the national charity Care for the Family offers the opportunity to: communicate your concern for community life; gain extra loyalty from your staff and existing customers; benefit from exposure to hundreds of thousands of existing and potential customers; gain media coverage for your organisation. The organisation plans to expand this campaign over the next three years into a larger, even higher profile event. They expect to reach many thousands of people in schools, universities, business and other areas of our communities by building on our previous success. Join us, they say - Neighbours from Heaven will be a way to counteract the sense of isolation and loneliness felt by many and promote good neighbourliness. For an information pack, explaining how your company can help please visit the web site address listed below. Registered charity no.: 1066905. Contact: Des Holland, Project Manager. Address: Garth House, Leon Avenue, Cardiff CF15 7RG. Tel.: 029 2081 1733. Fax: 029 2081 4089. E-mail: Des.Holland@cff.org.uk.
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CP/0022 CENTREPOINT
Centrepoint is the national charity helping homeless young people. Whether they have run away from neglect or abuse to sleep rough, or been thrown out at sixteen to fend for themselves, young people are vulnerable on the streets and need help. Centrepoint offers safe accommodation and a chance to turn things around with counselling, education and training for life. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact: Jessica Board, Corporate Fundraising Officer. Address: Centrepoint, Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, London E1 8DZ. Tel.: 020 7423 6867. Fax: 0845 466 3500. E-mail: JBoard@centrepoint.org.
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CP/0023 CHRIS LUCAS TRUST - THE GREAT NORTH BIKE RIDE
The Great North Bike Ride is an annual event in aid of the Chris Lucas Trust. Christopher suffered three long years - the Evening Chronicle covered his story during and after his illness and named him Bravest Boy in Britain and Local Hero. The trust is currently fundraising for a Scientific Medical Researcher, based with the NHS to research a very aggressive cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma and to help improve the quality of life of children and young adults suffering from this horrific type of sarcoma. Support for Chris Lucas Trust events can offer a number of benefits, say the organisers, including helping spread the sponsoring company's message to its target market, offering a direct and cost effective method of achieving the organisation's objectives and giving the company an edge in this market place. Through events sponsorship, sponsors can increase both their profile and brand awareness and can network through face-to-face contact with potential new clients at the events, say the trust, whose message is "Please make a difference. Inform your friends, workmates, get a team together!". The ride is 50 miles of beautiful Northumberland scenic coastline and the entry fee is £10. Exposure of the event will be achieved via the Chris Lucas Trust website and various publications, advertisements, mail shots, banners and display stands. Registered charity number: 1085775. Contact: Lynn Cecil Lucas. Address: 95 Lancaster Drive, Hadrian Park, Wallsend, North Tyneside, NE28 9TF. Tel.: 0191 263 2884. E-mail: lynn_lucas@hotmail.com.
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CP/0024 CONSUMER CONSULTANCY
Consumer Consultancy is a UK social firm, constituted as a not-for-profit organisation that is managed by people who use mental health services. Its services have been developed in order to offer employment and educational opportunities to people with disabilities - and more particularly to people with mental health issues in their lives. It also seeks to reflect the wide diversity and viewpoints of people that have used mental health services - without making claim to represent them, unless it is mandated to do so directly by a specific group. Consumer Consultancy is committed to ensuring that people with mental distress in their lives have access to the information and research efforts that affect them and their futures, and the organisation is involved with monitoring and evaluating both statutory and voluntary services. Its community development perspective requires members of the organisation to attend management meetings during the course of all monitoring and evaluation contracts. It is also committed to the promotion of self-help initiatives and to the teaching of recovery, as well as to the notion that policy development at all levels should involve, and then demonstrate, that it has heard the direct voice of those affected by the proposed policy. When requested, the organisation will also help resource and otherwise support national campaigns that make a difference to the lives of people who experience, or have experienced, mental and emotional distress. Community Consultancy is funded by its local PCT and NHS Trust for some core costs but a sponsorship relationship would help it broaden its profile and activities. Contact: Cully Downer, Co-ordinator. Address: 31 Roundway, Coldean EN1 9AQ. Tel.: 01273 299091. E-mail: cully.downer@ntlworld.com.
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CP/0025 THE CURE PARKINSON'S TRUST
The Cure Parkinson's Trust Supported by Movers & Shakers is a new patient-led charity that was founded by four men with Parkinson's to accelerate the search for a cure for this debilitating neurological disease. As it is a patient-led organisation, there is an immediacy and urgency to the cause, as well as incredible determination. It funds research and provides opportunities for researchers to communicate, via a programme of Forums. It involves patients in research through its Patient Panel. Additionally the Trust aims to advance the education and awareness of the public about Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease does not discriminate on age or gender - the youngest person diagnosed was just ten years old. Parkinson's is not a killer - it is a thief, stealing controlled voluntary movement and limiting one's choice of when and how to go about every day activities. Yet a cure is within reach and research is at a critical point both here in the UK and worldwide, with exciting breakthroughs. To date, the Trust has channelled more than £700,000 into cutting edge research both in the UK and worldwide. The Trust would welcome sponsorship for its research programmes or support for its various and exciting fundraising events. Contact: Theresa Samworth, Business Development Manager. Address: The Vestry, 1 St Clement's Court, London EC4N 7HB. Tels.: 0207 929 7656; 07867 978662 (mobile). E-mail: theresa@cureparkinsons.org.uk.
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CP/0026 THE DEMENTIA RELIEF TRUST
The Trust's Admiral Nurses provide vital support to the carers of people with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Contact: Peter Rosenvinge, Director of Promotion and Fundraising. Address: 6 Camden High Street, London NW1H 0JH. Tel.: 020-7874-7215. Fax: 020-7874-7219. E-mail: peter@drt.org.uk.
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CP/0027 DERBYSHIRE COALITION FOR INCLUSIVE LIVING
The Derbyshire Coalition for Inclusive Living (DCIL) is an organisation of disabled people, developing and providing services for disabled people in Derbyshire and surrounding counties. Sponsorship is sought to help with the production costs of the organisation's monthly newsletter ("InfoExchange") and also with brochures and handouts which advertise the services provided. Contact: David Guy, Centre Functions Manager. Address: Park Road, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3EF. Tel.: 01773-740246. Fax: 01773-570185. E-mail: dguy@dcil.org.uk.
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CP/0028 THE DISABILITIES TRUST
The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity providing quality support services and facilities for children and adults with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury, autism and learning disabilities. The Trust runs services all over the country designed to respond to the needs of people with the most complex and challenging forms of disability, helping them to lead more fulfilling, independent lives. Registered charity no.: 800797. Contact: Fundraising Team. Address: 32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9NP. Tel.: 01444 237 286 E-mail: fundraising@thedtgroup.org.
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CP/0029 DISCOVERY STUDENT VOLUNTEERING SWANSEA
Contact: Christine Watson, Manager. Address: University of Wales, Fulton House, Singleton Park, SA2 8PP. Tel.: 01792 295743. Fax: 01792 295829. E-mail: discoversvs@ssca.org.uk. Website: www.discoversvs.org.uk

 

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CP/0030 DRUGSCOPE
DrugScope is the leading UK charity working to improve the quality and availability of drug information and services, ensuring that people with problems get the support they need. The organisation also works to ensure that young people get the best possible education about the risks associated with drugs, enabling them to make informed decisions about their own behaviour - and they influence policy-making on a national and international level. Drugscope's information services are used by thousands of people each month, from concerned parents looking for ways to discuss drugs with their children to journalists trying to make sense of the statistics. Hundreds of drugs workers turn to Drugscope each year for help in developing the systems and skills they need to provide effective services to the people who look to them for support. The charity is in constant discussion with experts at government level to facilitate the development of drug policies that will reduce the use of drugs and the harm they can do, and through their extensive member network they are able to keep in touch with the experiences of professionals involved in delivering grass-roots services to vulnerable individuals. The government is committed to expanding the drug treatment workforce and to building effective links across all associated sectors (including health, criminal justice and youth/family work). DrugScope offers a number of opportunities for companies with an interest in drug-related issues to raise their profile in this expanding field. 1. Sponsorship of events. Every year over 3,000 professionals attend a DrugScope event. A further 7,000 receive the conference marketing materials and/or post-conference report. There are multiple ways in which companies can ensure that their brand is represented. 2. Advertising in DrugScope publications. An advert or inclusion placed in Drugscope's bi-monthly magazine Druglink will be seen by over 10,000 people with a personal or professional interest in drug-related issues. Over 1,000 individuals and organisations receive the organisation's Members Briefing each month – their research shows that each copy is read by an average of six people. Drugscope is currently seeking sponsorship for a programme of regional conferences addressing the issue of young people and substance misuse. Contact: Sarah Heseltine, Head of Marketing and Communications. Address: 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EE. Tel.: 020 7922 8689. Fax: 020 7928 1771. E-mail: marketing@drugscope.org.uk.
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CP/0031 EAST BRISTOL ADVICE & INFORMATION CENTRES
East Bristol Advice & Information Centres are seeking sponsorship for their East Bristol Advice Direct Programme, which consists of mobile information and advice centres. They have two - a converted caravan and a wheelchair-accessible minibus. The charity's service goes into the community taking advice and information to people where they most need it - and where it is most easily accessed: at shopping centres, supermarkets, community centres and church car parks ... "where people meet, we are there", is their proud boast. The organisation helps an average of 66 people each day. Its service is free, independent and confidential, run by volunteers from the communities it serves. The service covers any subject - what they do not know, they find out for people. Its Advice Direct Support Office - otherwise known as its information factory - holds a library of information covering over 3,000 subjects. The organisation's website is constantly updated. Contact: Martyn Hancock, Hon. Co-ordinator. Address: 17 Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol BS5 0HE. Tel.: 0117 941 5892. Fax: 0117 941 5892. E-mail: info@eastbristoladvice.org.uk.
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CP/0032 EAST MIDLANDS OPEN MINDS
East Midlands Open Minds is primarily a social group for both disabled and non-disabled people and represents a place for friendship and social activities. It offers a place of comfort and relaxation where people can talk openly to each other. The club encourages its members to become more sociable and provide opportunities for confidence building and independence. It has a shared office based in the centre of Nottingham. However, future plans are for the club to have its own base, which will include a drop-in centre. It currently offers workshops, activities and outings. In return for corporate support, the organisers would place a logo on their leaflet and distribute this in public places, e.g. libraries, leisure centres, surgeries, etc. Contact: Patrick Gallagher. Address: 3 Wansbeck Close, Radford, Nottingham NG7 3PX. Tel.: 079 854 764 30. E-mail: gallagher95@aol.com.
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CP/0033 EDEN CARERS
Sponsorship is required urgently for the Peace of Mind Project, which was commissioned by Eden Carers and launched in 2002. The aim is to support carers by providing an emergency call system, including the supply of fall detectors. Clients are provided with a care alarm and pendant. Many carers are themselves elderly or vulnerable and often neglect their own needs and concentrate on looking after their cared-for. The take up of alarms has greatly exceeded predictions. Over twenty installations were made in the first year, with referrals from professional agencies and also the families themselves. The majority of the referrals were for elderly clients, with a range of illnesses including those with multiple conditions. Registered Charity No.: 1086955. Contact: Ann Allcoat, Manager. Address: Eden Carers, The Bridge, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QY. Tel.: 01768 890280. Fax: 01768 890280. E-mail: enquiries@edencarers.co.uk.
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CP/0034 EMMAUS LANCASHIRE
Emmaus is an organisation that helps homelesss people to find a new life, a place to live and work - sponsorship support is sought. Contact: Danny Gallagher. Address: 6 Kennet Drive, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9FB. Tel.: 01772 715058. E-mail: dcg110@hotmail.com.

 

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CP/0035 EPILEPSY ACTION
Epilepsy Action is the leading member-led epilepsy organisation in the UK, directly helping over 200,000 people a year by providing advice, information and support to people living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action (which recently changed its name from British Epilepsy Association) is seeking sponsors to promote and fund its events to help raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy. Contact: Keeley Sellars, Senior Fundraiser. Address: Fundraising Department, New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY. Tel.: 0113 210 8800. Fax: 0113 391 0300. E-mail: funding@epilepsy.org.uk
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CP/0036 FAMILY CONTACT LINE
Contact: Alison Cordingley, Project Worker. Address: 30 Church Street, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4DW. Tel.: 0161 941 4011. E-mail: alisoncordingley@yahoo.co.uk.
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CP/0037 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE FOUNDATION
Funds scholarships for nurses, midwives and health visitors - sponsorship opportunities available. To discuss sponsoring an award, contact Mrs. Mary Spinks, Director. Address: 1 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EE. Tel.: 0207-235-0186. Fax: 0207-245-0860.
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CP/0038 GIRLABOUT & CONNECTIONS
The aim of GirlAbout & Connections is to decrease the rate of teenage pregnancies in its local area. GirlAbout is an initiative which gives practical help and friendship to young women and focuses on the prevention side of crisis pregnancies. As well as sexual health, the GirlAbout Drop In Centre offers girls information and support on a wide range of social issues, including eating disorders, family problems, domestic violence, further education and job search, etc. In addition to this a range of literature concerning these issues is also available. The organisation also has plans to set up workshops focusing on improving skills such as cv writing and interview skills to help young women in their future careers. Connections Pregnancy Crisis Centre offers a free confidential crisis pregnancy counselling service, including free pregnancy testing. It provides help for young women who are already pregnant or who think they might be pregnant by discussing in-depth all of the options they have available to them, and by supporting them through the decision they choose to make. It also offers free baby clothes and equipment to those who may not otherwise be able to afford them. Connections provides support on both an emotional and practical basis, offering care, friendship and understanding to young women in a relaxed and non-clinical (and therefore non-threatening) environment. Both GirlAbout and Connections are aimed at young women aged between 13 and 25 within the Watford and Three Rivers District area. However, this is not exclusive, and the service is accessed by young women from outside this geographical area and age range. Sponsorship support is now being sought. Contact: Beki Hayward, Centre Fundraiser. Address: 43 Cromer Road, Watford, Herts. WD24 5BD. Tel.: 08452 701 701. Fax: 08452 701 702. E-mail: beki@connectionswatford.com.
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CP/0039 HAMPSHIRE AMBULANCE FIRST RESPONDERS
The First Responders Scheme was developed by the Ambulance Service following national guidelines laid down by the Patients' Charter governing ambulance response times. Included in these guidelines is a requirement that, where a "Category A" emergency call (which would include heart attacks and seizures) is received by the Trust, an ambulance or other first aid assistance is to attend at the scene within 8 minutes of the call. To fufil its obligations, the Trust has established a network of local volunteers to assist the Trust in meeting these performance targets. This network is known as the First Responders Scheme, and has been running for approximately one year in a number of areas around Hampshire. All members of the Scheme are volunteers, are not employed by the Trust and do not receive payment for their services. In return for their assistance, the Trust provides comprehensive training in advanced first aid. The group are loaned the equipment required to get the scheme up and running. Then, once the scheme is fully operational, fundraising needs to begin to raise £3,000.00 to buy the equipment for the next group that is waiting to go on line. Then a minimum of £1,500.00 a year will be needed to keep the scheme running. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact: John Whitfield, Ambulance Co-ordinator (First Responders). Address: Ambulance Station, Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Hants. PO3 6EJ. Tel.: 023 9275 4587. Fax: 023 9281 9685. E-mail: john.whitfield@hantsam.nhs.uk.

 

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CP/0040 HEADLINES - CRANIOFACIAL SUPPORT
Headlines - Craniofacial Support is a registered charity which provides support to people affected by craniosynostosis, a condition in which one or more of the seams (sutures) between the several plates of bone which make up a baby's skull have joined too early. The baby is born with an unusual shaped head, because the skull cannot grow properly in the area that has fused too early. Further details about the condition and the charity's work can be found on its website. Contact: Jane Hancock, Development Manager. Address: 21 Butlers Close, Broomfield, Chelmsford CM1 7BE. Tel.: +44 (0) 1245 440597. E-mail: JaneHancock@headlines.org.uk.
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CP/0041 HEALTH INITIATIVES
Health Initiatives (HI), founded in 1999, gives support to young people under 27 living with HIV/AIDS. HI provides educational programmes and lessons for schools and colleges and has worked with young offenders. The charity raises awareness through the media, articles, World AIDS Day and Crusaid Walk for Life and is currently developing its own campaigns. HI is in the process of setting up the first clinic in London to provide one hour HIV testing for young people over the weekend. Virgin Unite has chosen the charity as a strategic partner for two years and has recently won the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to make a global film on the impact of HIV on young people. Sponsorship support is now sought. Contact: Clint Walters, Founder. Address: 26 Bedford House, Solon New Road, London SW4 7NS. Tel.: 020 7733 9391. Fax: 020 7733 9391. E-mail: clint@healthinitiatives.org.
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CP/0042 HEARING CONCERN
Hearing Concern, originally the British Association of the Hard of Hearing, has a long tradition of providing balanced, impartial advice, information, training and social programmes for millions of hard-of-hearing adults in the UK. The organisation feels that building strong relationships with other organisations in both the private and public sectors allows them to fulfil their mission by creating a stronger link to the services and products their members and beneficiaries use. Address: 95 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8TX. Tel.: 020 7440 9871 1110. Fax: 020 7440 9872. Text: 020 7440 9873. E-mail: info@hearingconcern.org.uk.
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CP/0043 HELP FOR HEROES 4X4 EUROPEAN RALLY - TEAM TED
The Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally event starts on Saturday, 15th June, 2013 in north Wiltshire. After using byways on Salisbury Plain, Team Ted will then travel to Portsmouth to embark on the ferry over to France. This 2,000 mile expedition will encompass seven European countries over a period of twelve days, concluding in Bavaria. A non-speed touring assembly, with an entry of forty-five teams, the event will be part military history tour, open to road-legal 4x4 vehicles. The whole focus is the raising of funds for the event’s chosen charity, HELP for HEROES. In addition to Normandy, the H4H 4x4 Rally route will visit the sites of The Somme, Ypres and the Market Garden and Rhine offensives at Arnhem. "Our route moves south, to Bastogne in Belgium, then towards Germany. The rally routing is via the Alsace region of France and its Maginot Line fortifications; then on to Dachau. We end our journey at Hitler's "impenetrable" Eagles' Nest at Berchtesgaden. The vehicle we are using is a Land Rover Defender 90 TDi (1992). We will be funding the actual event ourselves - ALL monies donated will go directly to the charity. Leading up to the event we will be visiting superstores in the North Yorkshire area and car boot sales, where we aim to raise funds; we will be selling items provided by the Help for Heroes charity, raising awareness and collecting donations. After we have taken part in the event all advertisements on the vehicle (provided by sponsors) will remain in situ for at least twelve months, during which time the vehicle will be used on a day-to-day basis in and around North Yorkshire. We are also attending at least four Land Rover shows, where we will be part of the inner circle at the showground, promoting the charity. These shows are in Driffield, East Yorkshire, Billing, Northamptonshire, the East of England Showground, Peterborough and Eastnor, Herefordshire". Contact: Shelly Harrison. Address: 54 Brook Street, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4AR. Tel.: 07917548634. E-mail:
shshelly@hotmail.co.uk.
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link to website (Team Ted's Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally website)

 

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CP/0044 HELP THE AGED
Help The Aged is a top 10 charity which boasts an award-winning approach. It provides tailored opportunities both locally and nationally for CRM, sales promotion, employee fundraising, high profile events and sponsorship. 'Working in Partnership' is the organisation's most recent portfolio of successful corporate alliances, and a copy is available on request. Contact: Corporate Development Team. Address: 207-221 Pentonville Road, London N1 9UZ. Tel.: 020-7239-1867. Fax: 020-7278-1116. E-mail: hannorah.lee@helptheaged.org.uk.
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CP/0045 HOMELESSDIRECT
homelessdirect is a project which helps individuals, groups and businesses support homelessness projects in their own communities. With funding from the Community Fund, Homeless Link launched homelessdirect in September 2001 in recognition that many of these organisations neither have the profile nor the resources to fundraise effectively. Its participating charities are in desperate need of support so that they can continue to provide essential services to vulnerable people. Support they offer ranges from wash facilities and clean clothes to training, counselling, advice, accommodation and somewhere to meet friends and share problems. More sponsorship and other funding would enable them to build on the essential services they currently provide and to introduce initiatives which will bring them closer to combatting homelessness for good. Contact: Becky Barrett, Marketing Co-ordinator. Address: 10-13 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB. Tel.: 020 7960 3025. Fax: 020 7960 3011. E-mail: info@homelessdirect.org.uk.
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CP/0046 IPSWICH & EAST SUFFOLK HEADWAY
Headway Ipswich & East Suffolk's aims are to provide rehabilitation for people with a head injury caused by accident or a stroke and to offer their families, friends and carers respite, support and advice. The services offered will assist in recovery and rehabilitation, help to develop social and daily living skills and help those who are able and wish to do so to progress on to other services. Other key aims are to provide an environment where service users can learn, relearn and practice skills in the company of others with peer support and understanding of their needs; and also to provide varied participative rehabilitation activities and services geared to the individual's needs. Contact: Helen Fairweather. Address: Headway House, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD. Tel.: 01473 704159. Fax: 01473 704176. E-mail: maureenheadway@yahoo.co.uk.
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CP/0047 LANCASHIRE PARTNERSHIP FOR ROAD SAFETY
The Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety is the largest locally-based road safety project in the UK and it actively promotes safety on the roads, particularly relating to speeding, drink-driving and wearing of seat belts, to save lives and reduce injury. Organisations wanting to be aligned with road safety or to raise their profile amongst the medical community can sponsor a seminar to provide the healthcare profession with the tools and information they need to be able to promote the importance of wearing seat belts and the correct fitting of child car restraints. Sponsorship costs £15,000. Other sponsorship opportunities also available. Contact: Siobhan Griffiths, Associate Director. Address: 4th Floor, 192-198 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1DX. Tel.: 020 7592 3100. Fax: 020 7931 9640. E-mail: sg@kinrossrender.com.
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CP/0048 LEONARD CHESHIRE FOUNDATION
One of the few pan-disability charities. A number of cause-related sponsorship projects (eg VisABLE) are available. Contact Abi Dawson, Corporate Fundraiser. Address: 30 Millbank, London SW1P 4QD. Tel.: 0207-802-8200. Fax: 0207-802-8250. E-mail: a.dawson@london.leonard-cheshire.org.uk.
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CP/0049 LEUKAEMIA RESEARCH FUND
The London Bikeathon is an annual sponsored cycle ride through central London to raise money for leukaemia research. Approximately 5,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities choose one of the three widely-varying routes. The start and finish at the Royal Hospital Chelsea has bands, displays, food and much, much more. Contact: Matthew Wall, Bikeathon General Manager. Address: 43 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JJ. Tel.: 020-7269-9009. Fax: 020-7269-9090. E-mail: mwall@lrf.org.uk.
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CP/0050 LIVERPOOL LIGHTHOUSE
Liverpool Lighthouse is a versatile venue in Anfield, Liverpool. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is seeking sponsors for various elements of its venue, for core funding, for donated items for its furniture outlets and for its community projects. Liverpool Lighthouse is part of the Love and Joy Ministries Group and is Europe's first designated Urban Gospel Arts Centre. Its aim is to transform communities through working together. It is based in the former Gaumont cinema in Anfield, Liverpool, just 100 metres from the famous football ground. The building was in a very poor state of repair when purchased in 1998 and since then, through private and public fundraising plus a huge number of volunteers, the organisers have renovated it. However, there is still more work to be done. Liverpool Lighthouse has a 430 seater auditorium; back auditorium space that can also seat an extra one hundred; dance space; workshop space; conference and board rooms; meeting rooms; a Learndirect centre; café small business office space; recording studio; and a furniture outlet. Amongst the charity's community projects are Harmonize - an alternative education programme underpinned by arts and music for children aged 14 to 16 who are excluded from school or in care, in conjunction with Liverpool LEA; Kaleidoscope - an over 55s community project, including card making, local history and a community choir in conjunction with the Capital of Culture Company; Skills for Work courses for the local community; and Integrate - helping asylum seekers and refugees learn English and other skills. Liverpool Lighthouse had the remit to deliver for Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 the 'City Sings Gospel' international project. It is the home venue for a number of gospel choirs, including the award-winning Love and Joy gospel choir. It is able to host meetings, exhibitions, conferences, performances, rehearsals, etc., etc. Liverpool Lighthouse seeks sponsorship, benefits in kind, use of people's skills and expertise, donations and good quality items for their furniture outlets. Be assured that anything that they receive will be put to good use. In return, obviously depending on what is provided, they may offer coverage in their marketing material, use of their facilities, recognition within the venue itself, capacity to host team building exercises, tickets to their events and the ability to provide a 'Be a Gospel Choir in a day' package. "Help us to help others. We look forward to hearing from you". Contact: Sarah Rea, Marketing Officer. Address: Liverpool Lighthouse, Oakfield Road, Liverpool L4 0UF. Tel.: 0151 475 4062. Mobile: 07789 714698. Fax: 0151 260 4192. E-mail: Sarah.Rea@LJMGroup.org.uk
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CP/0051 THE LIVING WELL TRUST
The Living Well Trust is a local registered Christian charity whose work is based on the Raffles local authority housing estate in Carlisle. Its mission statement is taken from the Bible: "So deeply do we care for you, that we are determined to share with you, not only the gospel of God, but also ourselves", 1 Thessalonians 2:8. The Trust is in need of whatever sponsorship support it can muster to continue its charitable work throughout the community. The Raffles Estate has experienced a very difficult time over a number of years as a result, say the Trust, of a poor housing policy and unsocial behaviour on the part of a tiny minority of tenants, most of whom have been relocated away from the estate. The estate has seen demolition of many houses that became unoccupiable, and this in turn has provided a sense of instability. The area is one that meets the government's criteria for social deprivation and need and is classified as a key area for Health Action Zone status. Living in an area such as this has significant impact upon the residents and low self-esteem and self-worth are factors that are very evident and which in turn lead to other issues such as drug and alcohol dependency and crime. The work of the Family Centre, which opened in September 2001 in a converted Co-operative Foodstore, is wide ranging and spans most age groups in the community. Amongst a range of services offered to young people are a number of clubs for various age groups and a Youth Bus. Services provided to adults by the Trust are a Ladies Luncheon, a Ladies Coffee afternoon, parents and toddlers activities and a growing educational programme.Contact: Ruth Slater, Youth Advisory and Support Worker. Address: The Living well Trust, 19-23 Shady Grove Road, Carlisle CA2 7LE. Tel.: 01228 599426. E-mail: ruth@livingwelltrust.org.uk.
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CP/0052 LONDON FRIEND
London Friend exists to promote the social, emotional, physical and sexual health and well-being of lesbians, gay and bisexual people and those who are unsure of their sexuality. London Friend is a voluntary organisation that has been serving the lesbian, gay and bisexual community for over thirty years. In order to continue this important work, the charity is looking for sponsorship in a variety of forms. In return they will advertise the sponsor's services on their leaflets and/or web site. They also hope to hold various fundraising events during the year and the sponsor's organisation will be advertised at these events. Contact: Jose Veiga, Publicity Rep. Address: 86 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 9DN. Tel.: 020 7833 1674. Fax: 020 7278 3119. E-mail: office@londonfriend.org.uk.
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CP/0053 MACMILLAN CANCER RELIEF
A wide range of high profile events are currenly available for sponsorship, all of which can be tailored to meet the objectives of individual companies. Contact: Andy McKay, Sponsorship Manager. Address: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UK. Tel.: 0207-840-4627. E-mail: amckay@macmillan.org.uk.
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CP/0054 MAGPIE DANCE
For more than ten years Magpie Dance has been carving out a national reputation for its unique way of enabling people with learning disabilities to take part in dance. The charity works with young people and adults, offering regular, weekly workshops led by specially skilled professional dancers, accompanied by live music. Magpie Dance also runs a more advanced performance group, plus a groundbreaking mentoring programme for new choreographers with learning disabilities. The organisation works directly with around eighty people with learning disabilities in the Bromley area each year, but affects the lives of hundreds more - carers, parents, students in schools it visits, volunteers, professionals on work placement and its public audiences. There is no other dance provision like Magpie in the region. The increase in self-confidence, creative and social skills gained through working with Magpie is remarkable. Magpie is about extending opportunity to people who suffer exclusion through social and environmental structures not adapted to their needs. It offers new ways of learning and communication for people with learning disabilities through expert, tested methods of creative inclusion. Magpie Dance has won National Charity Awards and a Certificate of Achievement from Bromley Council for its work with people with learning disabilities. It has been seen at the South Bank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, Sadlers Wells and The Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Magpie receives no regular funding and relies on project fundraising to enable it to continue. With no office base and mostly part-time/freelance workers, the charity channels all resources possible into giving people with learning disabilities a chance for creative involvement that nobody else offers. Contact: Joanna Ridout, Development Manager. E-mail: Joanna.ridout1@ntlworld.com.
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CP/0055 MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE
Event sponsorships usually attract significant press and PR coverage. Contact Brian Ford, Marketing Director. Address: 28 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QG. Tel.: 020-7201-2342. Fax: 020-7235-2297. E-mail:info@mariecurie.org.uk.
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CP/0056 THE MALAWI EDUCATION TRUST (MATEMA COLLEGE)
The objectives of the Matema Educational Trust are 1. To improve the quality of human resources in Malawi by      identifying 'beacon projects' where facilities can be established for vocational education by financing colleges, classrooms and equipment      providing vocational courses so that people can gain the necessary skills, either to enhance their employment prospects or, and preferably, so that they can start their own enterprises      providing the opportunity for school-leavers to improve their communication skills (literacy, numeracy, computing) so that they can upgrade their leaving certificate and thereby gain employment; and 2. To indirectly contribute to the development process in Malawi by      supporting the nation's struggle in poverty alleviation by breaking the poverty cycle and initiating a grass roots model      promoting sustainability in the economy by introducing concepts and practices of energy and appropriate technology. The first project is to establish Matema College near Karonga in the northern region of Malawi. Sponsorship funds would help build the first classroom block. Much of Malawi's population is in distress through periodic crop failure during drought, HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB - and one of the world's highest population growth rates. After universal free primary education was introduced, enrolment leapt and primary schools have a pupil:staff ratio of 62:1, resulting in a considerable decline in quality. Entry to secondary education is highly selective, just 140,000 pupils gaining places in essentially fee paying schools, where theoretically the pupil/staff ratio is 36:1, but in reality is much higher. More vocational education is essential to empower people with the skills to start their own small business ventures. As the country is burdened with considerable national debt - unlikely to be relieved in the immediate future - and heavily dependent upon outside aid, it's extremely important to support the Malawi Government's intervention into vocational education. Contact: John Weeks. Address: 21 Oakhurst Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 8DL.

 

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CP/0057 MISSING PEOPLE
Missing People provides support for missing children, vulnerable adults and families left in limbo. The charity offers families of the missing specialist advice and practical support as well as searching - securing publicity that could end years of heartache. Missing People relies on donations from individuals and companies in order to provide its services and reunite families. This year the organisation offers a new opportunity: to sponsor a phone and help the charity to provide hope and support to children like Sam. Sam ran away to escape his father's constant abuse. He was alone in a phone box late at night when he contacted Missing People. Sam said that no one cared, that he had nowhere to go and that he wanted to hurt himself. With sponsors' help, Missing People will be there for every desperate caller like Sam. In return, Missing People will provide    the sponsor's name or company logo on www.missingpeople.org.uk (50,000 visitors a month)    a recognition plaque at Missing People HQ    recognition in supporter communications    PR activity throughout the campaign    a 'Thank you' letter from Sir Trevor McDonald. "Most importantly, you will receive a full update of who your company has helped. We have a range of other opportunities to support our work, from sponsorship of our flagship running event, spaces for your company's team at the Virgin London Marathon, to getting your company to take on a challenge for the charity; or it might be as simple as setting up a payroll giving scheme at your work or even recycling your old mobile phones. We also need volunteers throughout the year across the charity, so, whatever time and skills you have, we'd love to hear from you. Whatever you, or your company, do it will ensure our phones are there 24 hours a day to help young people like Sam. Call us now on 020 8392 4510 or email marketing@missingpeople.org.uk to discuss ways you or your company can help". Contact: Pete Richardson, Marketing Officer. Address: 284 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7JE. Tel.: 020 8392 4516. Fax: 020 8878 7752. E-mail: pete.richardson@missingpeople.org.uk.
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CP/0058 THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CLUBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (NACYP)
This is a charity dedicated to promoting the development of young people, offering sponsorship opportunities in local, regional and national events such as a 100-mile canoe test, a major 5-a-side football championship and a national music quiz. Contact: Priya Rajan. Address: 371 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY. Tel.: 020 7793 0787. E-mail: tim.bunting@clubsforyoungpeople.org.uk.
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CP/0059 NEW PATHWAYS
New Pathways is a registered charity supporting men, women and children who have suffered trauma due to rape and sexual abuse. It is the first organisation in Wales to house a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). The organisation offers counselling and support to all children, regardless of the trauma suffered. New Pathways is seeking a sponsor who can help in any way. Contact: Peter Green. Address: 57-58 Lower Thomas Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0AD. Tel.: 01685 379310. E-mail: newpath7@aol.com.

 

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CP/0060 OCEAN YOUTH TRUST SOUTH
Ocean Youth Trust South is a registered educational charity (no. 1079959) which offers adventure sail training to young people aged 12-25 on board the 72-foot yacht John Laing. The organisation gives young crew members the chance to overcome personal challenges and achieve things they would never have believed themselves capable of doing. They would like to hear from sponsors who are interested in being associated with their work in one of three ways: 1. Major sponsors are sought to help replace John Laing with an exciting modern vessel that should set the standard for sail training yachts for years to come. Naming rights and other sponsorship benefits are available - there is a £1.4 million appeal. 2. Sponsorship is also sought in connection with the vessel's maintenance and refit (there is an annual £60,000 appeal). 3. Bursary funding for deserving and disadvantaged young people who cannot otherwise afford to sail is also sought. Costs are as follows: £325 per person for a five night voyage; £3,900 for a full group of twelve young people. The charity is seeking support currently for groups including siblings of life-limited children in local hospices; for a Portsmouth-based teenage sea shanty group to sail to a festival and perform there; for young carers, homeless teenagers and victims of bullying or abuse; and also for people with physical or learning difficulties. Adult sailing, corporate days, client days and marketing opportunities are also available to sponsors. Contact: Caroline White. Address: Ocean Youth Trust, PO Box 203, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 9AZ. Tel.: 0845 365 6781. E-mail: webmaster@oytsouth.org.
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CP/0061 ODYSSEY PROJECT LTD
Odyssey is an organisation which enhances the quality of life for people with cancer through programmes of adventure, based mainly in the outdoors. Using the stimulation of uncertainty and surprise, Odyssey takes participants on a five day journey aimed at combating the psychological and emotional devastation caused by their illness. By supporting people to overcome appropriate challenges (some physical, others creative or artistic), Odyssey helps people rebuild their confidence and regain their zest for life. Odyssey was founded in 1994 by consultant oncologist Dr. Howard Smedley, who saw a gap in the provision of support at the point where people are leaving treatment. Since then Odyssey has consistently tried to run a minimum of three courses a year in Kent and, more recently, to run courses in Wales, the West Midlands and Scotland. With skills and knowledge acquired over seventeen years, Odyssey believes its body of experience to be unrivalled. The increasing success of cancer treatments has meant that many people are surviving cancer and returning to normal life, often after a prolonged interlude of treatment. Others are terminally ill, but not physically incapacitated; and a third group comprises those who have to live through a long period of uncertainty before knowing the outcome. A fundamental need for all three groups is to maximise the quality of their lives. Many forms of support are offered through treatment centres, but typically they are introspective in approach. Odyssey is about active engagement and frequently provides the stimulus and confidence that people need to re-engage with life. For example, it's not uncommon, following an Odyssey course, for people to return to work after a long period away or to take up a new pastime. For others it helps them find positivity, enjoyment and peace during the closing part of their lives. Contact: Hugo Iffla. Address: Suilven, Marconi Lane, Tywyn LL36 9HN. Tel.: 01654 710225. E-mail:
hugo@odyssey.org.uk.
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CP/0062 ORKNEY ISLANDS FILMS
Orkney Islands Films is a non-profit making organisation which makes micro-budget movies in the Orkney area, giving people the opportunity to learn about digital film making. They are collaborating with the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service in a Community Partnership Initiative, making a short drama which highlights the importance of a fully maintained smoke alarm. Once the drama has been completed they intend to have it classified by the British Board of Film Classification for both theatrical release and DVD release. They will then 'gift' the film to the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service so they can use the drama in one of their campaigns. Orkney Islands Films is looking for sponsors to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and food for actors and crew, buying props and classification from the BBFC. The reason they need to cover the cost of the actors' and crews' travel and accommodation, etc. is that they are based on a small island and the actors and crew will have to stay on the island for a two week shoot. "The amount we are looking for is £3,500. None of the actors, crew or any member of Orkney Islands Films will receive payment for their work on the drama. The funds are to cover the cost of expenses. We do not want to ask the HIFRS to fund the drama as it will take away much needed funds from other areas. In return for sponsorship, sponsors will have a credit and their company logo placed at the end of the completed movie, as well as a credit on our website and the knowledge that they are not only helping a new, non-profit organisation gain a reputation in the film making industry, but also their sponsorship may save someone's life". Contact: Elaine Parkin, Treasurer. Address: Burness, Balfour, Shapinsay, Orkney KW17 2DY. Tel.: 01856 711333. E-mail: info@orkneyislandsfilms.org.uk
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CP/0063 OXFAM GB
Oxfam works with others to reduce poverty and suffering. For information on a range of high-profile opportunities for sponsorship, please contact the Corporate Partnerships Team. Tel.: 01865-313810. Address: 274 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DZ. E-mail: companies@oxfam.org.uk.
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CP/0064 PARTNERSHIP
Partnership is a registered charity that aims to offer opportunities for an excellent quality of life to people with learning disabilities. The organisation is currently seeking support to help fund various promotional materials and forthcoming events. Sponsors of promotional materials (annual report and leaflets) will have their company name and logo displayed prominently on the page/leaflet. One of the annual events for which they require support is a Christmas party for all their service users, users' families and Partnership's staff. They would like to subsidise the cost to their service users of transport and meals. Sponsors may have their logo displayed on the tickets. General donations would be warmly welcomed and mentioned in the charity's annual report.There will also be press coverage where possible. Partnership's current supporters include Lloyds TSB and Accenture. Much more information is available about the organisation and the sponsorship opportunities. Contact: Allan McEwan. Address: Old Stoneywood Church, Bankhead Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9HQ. Tel.: 01224 715544. Fax: 01224 715540. E-mail: partnershipabdn@btconnect.com.

 

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CP/0065 THE PASSAGE DAY & NIGHTSHELTER
Helping homeless people who are in the process of resettlement - many sponsorship opportunities. Address: St. Vincents, Carlisle Place, Victoria, London (postcode TBA). Tel.: 0207-828-4183. E-mail: help@passage.org.uk.
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CP/0066 PEOPLE IN PARTNERSHIP
People In Partnership is an independent advocacy organisation providing advocacy support to adults with learning disabilities. The organisation's aim is to promote choices and rights. They try to ensure that people who have learning disabilities feel empowered. In the course of their work, they deal with many issues such as service provision, residential issues, child/adult protection issues, etc. Their involvement ranges from attending multi-disciplinary team meetings to court proceedings. There are a number of ways in which sponsors could assist the organisation and they would be very happy to discuss ideas for involvement with suitable sponsors. Contact: Kevin Reilly, Project Manager. Address: People In Partnership, 249 Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B12 8LF. Tel.: 0121 440 4685. Fax: 0121 440 4617. E-mail: advocacy_pip@yahoo.co.uk.
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CP/0067 THE POPPY APPEAL
The plight of some of our ex-Service men and women may not always be at the forefront of our minds. But for many of them, the fight for survival continues. For them, their battles nowadays may be with disability, infirmity, poverty, homelessness or despair. Whatever their struggle, the Royal British Legion is there for them. A staggering 13 million people are eligible for help from the Legion. The Royal British Legion responds to a record 300,000 pleas for support. A simple way for any company to play its part is simply by making poppies available throughout its organisation during Remembrancetide. Alternatively, it can create its own unique way to support the Poppy Appeal, with activities tailored to the company's precise needs. The symbol of the Poppy, and all it represents, makes the Legion an attractive charity partner for cause-related marketing initiatives. There are also many opportunities available in the area of event sponsorship (recent/current examples include Bike to Brussels, Christmas Carol, Celebration Cycle to Switzerland, Festival of Remembrance, Legion Golf Days, Little Remembrance Cross, Field of Remembrance, Pedal to Paris, Poppy Chase, Poppy Race Days, Poppy Walk). A host of marketing and sponsorship-related activities are available, including corporate hospitality, product partnership, affinity marketing and networking opportunities. Details are available on the charity's website. Contact: Sara Sargentson, Community Fundraiser. Address: PO Box 6359, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ZU. Tel.: 01335 346342. Fax: 01335 346352. E-mail: sargentson@aol.com.
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Ongoing
CP/0068 QUIT
Quit is a charity committed to helping smokers to stop and educating young people about the dangers of smoking. A number of ongoing sponsorship opportunities exist in connection with projects and events. Contact: Gemma Hubbard, Fundraising Executive. Address: Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0HA. Tel.: 020-7388-5775. Fax: 020-7388-5995. E-mail: gemma@quit.appeal.clara.co.uk.
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Ongoing
CP/0069 REBOUNDERS
Rebounders is a registered charity that provides trampoline therapy to children and adults with any type of special needs or disability. It is based in Cardiff and serves the South Wales area. It has over seventy members currently attending each week, varying in age from two to 64 (the majority are children). Members range from those with minor language or coordination problems to those with little or no speech, understanding or mobility. The charity is staffed mainly by volunteers, and all the coaches are fully qualified to work with special needs clients. Sponsorship is sought to help Rebounders establish its own disability trampolining venue in Cardiff to provide a safe and relaxed environment for these children to meet and play, rather than being restricted to hiring a court in a leisure centre, with all the many distractions around. Sponsorship will also help them meet the demands of an ever-growing waiting list. Contact: Heather Sargent. Address: 26 Cheriton Drive, Thornhill, Cardiff CF14 9DF. Tel.: 029 2075 9196. E-mail: heather@rebounders-tramp.co.uk.
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CP/0070 RESPONSE EMERGENCY STRESS TEAM (REST UK)
Response Emergency Stress Team UK (REST UK) is a registered charity that provides stress relief for emergency services both nationally and internationally, working at the scenes of major incidents, including working at Ground Zero following 9.11. It is a voluntary organisation for Britain. REST UK offers rescue workers on site chair massages, allowing them a 10-15 minute brief respite during the course of their shift. REST UK is composed entirely of volunteers who are all highly trained massage therapists. The organisation is also a volunteer agency for local authorities, and has been used for many evacuation exercises. REST UK's main work has been with the UK fire service search and rescue teams and the urban search and rescue teams who have recognised the benefits of the chair massage for firefighters. It has been shown that chair massage can help lower the stress levels rescue workers experience at critical incidents. The chair massage has been developed by leading complementary practitioners and has been approved by conventional medical authorities. It is non-invasive and non-intrusive. The results are instantaneous: people are relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to return to work. REST UK has trained over thirty volunteers across England and its aim is to have a team for every county in the UK, ready to respond at a moment's notice. Contact: Kim Wooldridge. Address: The Farmhouse, 14 Haconby Lane, Morton, Lincolnshire PE10 0NP. Tel.: 01778 570120. E-mail: rest_uk@onetel.com.
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Ongoing
CP/0071 ROYAL NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND
The Royal National College for the Blind urgently needs sponsorship support in the form of PCs and laptops to train people for employment and higher education. Contact: Rachel Swaffield. Address: College Road, Hereford HR1 1EB. Tel.: 01432 265725. Fax: 01432 376628. E-mail: ra@rncb.ac.uk.
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Ongoing
CP/0072 THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS (RoSPA)
RoSPA's mission is to save lives and reduce injuries. RoSPA was established over ninety years ago and is concerned with safety in the home, on the road, at work, and in water and leisure activities. It also actively promotes safety education. Each year the Society attracts new sponsors and members and develops existing relationships with key corporate partners. In 2009, RoSPA won a grant from the DCSF to run the Child Safety Education Coalition, which aims to provide children with practical safety and risk education. Both Safe At Home and the National Home Safety Equipment Scheme are also run by the charity and aim to provide information and home safety equipment to disadvantaged homes with the highest accident rates. RoSPA also has a new Youth Liaison Officer who is working with young people to ensure their safety in the workplace. Contact: RoSPA Infocentre. Address: RoSPA House, RoSPA House, Edgbaston Park, 353 Bristol Road, Birmingham B5 7ST. Reg. charity no. 207823. E-mail: help@rospa.com.
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Ongoing
CP/0073 SCOPE
Working with people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities, Scope seeks to assist sponsoring companies in meeting their corporate objectives. Contact: Catherine Peters. Address: 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW. Tel.: 0207-619-7100. E-mail: Catherine.Peters@scope.org.uk.
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Ongoing
CP/0074 SCOTTISH YOUTH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION
"Give Us A Break" is the Scottish Youth Hostels Association's Social Inclusion project, aimed at giving young people from the more deprived areas of Scotland the opportunity to improve their self confidence and break out of their current lifestyle. Based around its hostel network, the SYHA organises activities to fit the particular needs of a school or group, from outdoor activities to cultural visits. Support ranges from subsidised accommodation to fully-funded activity breaks. The project supports a wide range of funders' priorities, chiefly in the social inclusion area but also drugs or alcohol action, personal development, health, recreation and wellbeing. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are offered. Contact: Gene Maxwell, Fundraising Manager. Address: SYHA, 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling, FK8 2JA. Tel.: 01786 891349. E-mail: fundraising@syha.org.
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Ongoing
CP/0075 SEVEN VOLCANOES PROJECT
The Seven Volcanoes Project aims is to raise money for cancer research by breaking the world speed record for climbing the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents. The route starts from Russia and Iran, continues to Tanzania, Papua New Guinea and then winds its way through the Americas, via Mexico and the Andes mountain range, before culminating in an expedition to Antarctica in January 2013. "Apart from conveying a sense of adventure and fun, supporting the project could garner your company local and international media exposure and significant marketing opportunities". Contact: Sophie Taylor. Tel.: 07823 554845. E-mail:
sophie.taylor@gmail.com.
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Ongoing
CP/0076 SEXPLAINED... FOUNDATION
SEXplained... Foundation has been established to advance the education of the public in all matters relating to contraception, sexual and reproductive health and to promote reproductive and sexual health awareness for the benefit of the community. The organisation's objectives are: to raise public awareness of contraception, sexual and reproductive health problems; to provide sex education packs for pupils/students; and to provide educational grants for lay trainers and influencers working in the field of contraception, sexual health, drugs and sex and men’s health. The sex education packs will contain educational leaflets, condoms, books, stickers and other items. They will also provide socially responsible sponsors an opportunity to include appropriate promotional material for young people to understand more about the sponsor's company and product line. Contact: Gill Sampson. Address: PO Box 6969, Chiswick, London W4 3WX. Tel.: 020 8742 3910. E-mail: sexplained.foundation@virgin.net.
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CP/0077
SPORTS LEADERS UK
In September 2004, the operating name of the British Sports Trust (BST) was changed to Sports Leaders UK, its motto: ‘Inspiring people and communities through leadership qualifications in sport’. As part of the change process and positioning on the National Qualification Framework, Sports Leaders UK have also developed existing award titles and created new awards, all of which are available for sponsorship. The awards are as follows:     the Young Leader Award is for children aged between 9 and 13 years; the Sports Leaders UK Young Leader Award can aid in learning through being actively involved and sharing out the responsibilities when playing games; participants will eventually be able to take on the role of leader; it is appropriate for use in primary and secondary schools as well as sports clubs, uniformed organisations and other community groups    the Award in Dance Leadership is for people interested in dance; Sports Leaders UK's Award in Dance Leadership will help them to develop vital skills for life such as planning and organising oneself and others, teamwork, communication and motivation; the award can be a stepping-stone to employment, further education or training; above all, it’s a fun course, open to all, that helps people to grow and develop    Key Skills in Sports Leadership - Sports Leaders UK have been working in partnership with OCR (the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examinations boards) to produce Sports Leaders UK's Key Skills In Sports Leadership, a set of support materials to assist learners in gathering portfolios of evidence required to achieve key skills through sports leadership; Key Skills are nationally recognised standards of achievements in skills related to life; they allow learners to prove their ability to use certain transferable skills, equipping them for the workplace and further education    Women, Get Set, Go! - as an award designed specifically for women, Sports Leaders UK's Women, Get Set, Go! has been developed by the Women's Sport Foundation, with the support of Sports Leaders UK and Sport England and is based on a highly successful Norwegian model. Women, Get Set, Go! is a personal development programme, which is intended to provide a springboard for women into sport or activity leadership, whether as coaches, leaders, administrators or officials. Everyone can gain from involvement in the Sports Leader Awards, say the organisation, whether through a more active, healthier lifestyle, the satisfaction of contributing to community life, meeting new people through sport - or simply through the confidence that comes from developing leadership potential and skills for life. Contact: Midge Blake, Commercial Development Director. Address: British Sports Trust, 23-25 Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes MK14 6LY. Tel.: 01908 689190. Fax: 01908 393744. E-mail: mblake@sportsleaders.org.
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CP/0078 ST. JOHN AMBULANCE
St. John Ambulance's mission is to provide First Aid and medical support services; caring services in support of community needs; and education, training and personal development to young people. The organisation boasts a proven track record of providing corporate partners with the expertise and skills required to make a partnership work to mutual benefit. Indeed, the organisation's work is referred to in glowing terms in the book 'Cause Related Marketing - Who Cares Wins', by Sue Adkins, Director of Cause Related Marketing at Business in the Community: '...some of the best cause related marketing work has been where the cause fits neatly with the existing brand values of a company. Norwich Union demonstrated this through its partnership with St. John Ambulance ...'. A number of sponsorship opportunities are currently available and the organisation is happy to discuss possible ways by which they might help achieve sponsors' objectives. Contact: Joanna Paraszczuk, Fundraising Development Manager. Address: St. John Ambulance, 27 St. John's Lane, London EC1M 4BU. Tel.: 020-7324-4156. Fax: 020-7324-4001. E-mail: joanna.paraszczuk@nhq.sja.org.uk.
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Ongoing
CP/0079 STUDENT VOLUNTEERING UK
Student Volunteering UK exists to support, promote and develop groups of student volunteers throughout the UK. Sponsorship opportunities exist for the development of a website and Student Volunteer Week - a week long celebration of student volunteers' contributions. The Week offers national promotion and is the only of its kind for student volunteers. Similarly, say the organisation, the website will be accessed by thousands of socially aware and active young people. The membership network has approximately 210 groups and 25,000 student volunteers. Contact: Mrs. Kim Brunel Osman. Address: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG. Tel.: 020 7739 4577. Fax no.: 020 7613 3471. E-mail: kim@studentvol.org.uk.
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Ongoing
CP/0080 TOGETHER IN WADDON COMMUNITY PROJECT
Together In Waddon is a well-established community group working in and around the Waddon Estate in Croydon, providing after school clubs and holiday activities for children, regular lunch clubs and tea dance events for older people, a welfare benefits advice service and frequent festivals, performances and whole-community events. "We have tackled some of the major issues facing the community, including anti-social behaviour, gang culture, racism, and drug and alcohol abuse and have worked to ease tensions and misunderstandings between younger and older members of the community. Our work with children and young people has been commended by the local Youth Offending Team, police and council officials who have recognised the positive impact we have made. Sudden withdrawal of council funding has forced us to seriously scale back the operation, and we urgently need support to enable us to continue our valuable work with children. Our clubs are called TEAM Academy (TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More); there is room for a sponsor's name in there!" Contact: Craig Murdoch, Development Worker. Address: c/o The Aerodrome Primary School, Goodwin Road, Croydon CR0 4EJ. Tel.: 020 8667 0803. Fax: 020 8662 8564. E-mail:
togetherinwaddon@btconnect.com.

 

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CP/0081 THE UK INSOLVENCY HELPLINE
The UK Insolvency Helpline, which offers free advice to families, individuals and businesses on debt and money issues, is seeking sponsorship support. Contact: Ian Richards, Senior Counsellor. Address: National Administration Centre, 788-790 Finchley Road, London NW11 7TJ. Tel.: 0800 074 6918. Fax: 0208 343 2022. E-mail: info@insolvencyhelpline.co.uk.
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Ongoing
CP/0082 UNITED FOR LIFE
United for Life is a pro-life, pro-family voluntary organisation seeking to raise greater awareness of human life issues from a Christian perspective. By showing the links between eugenics, sex education, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, breast cancer, infertility and euthanasia, United for Life aims to ensure that the lives and health of individuals from the youngest (at conception) to the oldest is promoted before profits of major organisations. Sponsorship is sought to enable United for Life to continue with its research, produce its website and literature and promote its work at exhibitions. The cost of hiring a stand at an exhibition can be up to £2,000 and the organisation would like to be in a position of attending as many exhibitions nationwide as possible. Accommodation, travel, printing of leaflets and producing carrier bags with a logo are also areas where sponsorship would be appreciated. United for Life is also seeking sponsorship for advertising in the media. For anyone who wishes to sponsor the organisation on a monthly or annual basis there is a standing order form on the Support-Donate page on United for Life's website. "Thank you for any support you are able to give us to enable us to promote morality and chastity". Contact: Grace Mason, Co-ordinator. Address: 22 Moreton Close, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8AW. Tel.: 01242 675343. E-mail: info@unitedforlife.com.
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CP/0083 THE VIBRANT BEAUTY SHOW
Discover cutting edge beauty treatments, skin care procedures and amazing hot products at the Vibrant Beauty Show.     Meet body care experts and healthy living specialists    Love your body, beautify, pamper, rejuvenate and feel good.    The best beauty secrets revealed by the experts    A choice of body care treatments and beauty procedures - talk to the professionals!     The latest beauty products to hit the market    Specialist advice and private beauty clinics    Natural organic ranges and holistic therapies    Nutritional advice and personal trainers    Spas, retreats and lifestyle practitioners    Fashion, jewellery and beautiful accessories    Fabulous competitions, special offers and goodie bags     Vibrant gardens and ambient music. This exciting show is something not to be missed, with an opportunity to support Breast Cancer Research, as £2.00 of the entry fee will be donated to charity. The show will be located in Surrey and Middlesex, but the event will be taken on the road, so there is an opportunity to grow with the company and gain the benefit of additional regional audiences. "Sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to suit your requirements: please enquire". Contact: Danielle Walton. Address: 51 Stratton Road, Sunbury on Thames, Sunbury TW16 6PG. Tel.: 01932 429557. E-mail:
danielle@ironbutterflyevents.com
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Sponsorship packages

GOLD Sponsor

This offers extensive and prominent brand exposure via targeted marketing campaigns before, during and after the event, both online and offline. Sponsors can expect their logo to be featured along with their website link on the event website's home page, to be included in email shots and event listings, printed onto flyers, entry tickets, the event programme, banners, goodie bags and in advertisements and trade or consumer magazines. In addition, their inserts, flyers or samples will be placed into goodie bags; and they will be offered a presence at the event.

SILVER Sponsor

This offers brand exposure via targeted marketing campaigns before, during and after the event, both online and offline. Sponsors can expect their logo to be featured on the event website, to be included in email shots and event listings and to be printed onto flyers, entry tickets, event programme, banners, goody bags and in advertisements and trade or consumer magazines.

 

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CP/0084 WOODLANDS HOSPICE
Woodlands Hospice is a small charity based in Fazakerley, Liverpool, providing specialist care for local people with life-threatening illnesses. Because it has to rely on donations and fundraising in the community, its staff are constantly organising events to bring much needed funds in to maintain its service. To enable them to maximise the financial gain from events, the charity is always looking for sponsors to help with the cost of staging such events. Unfortunately the hospice is constantly having to compete with national charities for sponsorship, as they are able to give more back to their sponsors. "Being a small local charity, to help us, is what charity sponsorship is all about". Contact: Neil Beadman, Community Fundraiser. Address: UHA Campus, Longmoor Lane, Aintree L9 7LA. Tel.: 0151 529 2630. E-mail: neil.beadman@woodlandshospice.org.
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CP/0085 WORKFORCE
Workforce is a London charity that breaks down barriers between people and jobs. The organisation delivers specialised assessment, guidance, training, personal development and recruitment services to take people from initial assessment to their first day at work and beyond. Workforce is committed to innovation and ensuring that our clients have access to the most up to date and best possible service. In order to ensure it meets this objective the organisation is constantly identifying new projects and developing partnerships which will help drive the organisation and its services forward. It is currently working on a range of new projects which are at the cutting edge of special needs training, assessment and guidance. Workforce is currently seeking sponsors for the Workforce Academy, a state of the art training facility based next door to the City of London and providing high quality facilities that are usually unavailable to people with little or no learning. Supporters are also invited to run in the British open 10k Road Race for Workforce through the streets of London. Contact: Phil King, Corporate Development Officer. Address: 123-125 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX. Tel.: 020-7613-4467. Fax: 020-7613-4472. E-mail: pking@workforce.org.uk.
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CP/0086 YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
Yorkshire Association for Disabled People is seeking sponsorship for a series of "talk the talk, munch the lunch" literary lunches at a nice hotel. Contact: Nicolle Levine. Address: St. George's House, 7-9 Harlow Oval, Harrogate HG2 0AA. Tel.: 01423-404360. E-mail: nicolle@nicolle.f9.co.uk.

 

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