Fundraising at work
Fundraising at work
Beacon’s current and corporate partners have contributed an enormous amount to the Centre – and gained a great deal in return. This section explains more about the ways companies work with us, and how your company can work with us.
Increasingly companies are understanding the importance of their brand – how people see them – and the contribution that corporate social responsibility makes to that brand. Research demonstrates that staff retention is also higher in companies with a positive social attitude. People like to work for companies that care about their community.
Beacon has much to offer prospective corporate partners. We have excellent relationships with local media and can ensure regular publicity and photo opportunities to raise the profile of companies who forge links with us.
Each of our partnerships with companies is individual and different. A combination of ways of working with us often provides the greatest benefit for the Centre and company. These can include volunteering, work experience, campaigning and financial support. The combination of financial and non-financial support usually gives the maximum benefit to us and our corporate partners.
Some of the ways we can work with your company
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Case study: the Great Escape
A recent corporate event, the Great Escape, allowed companies to raise funds for the Beacon Centre in a fun and thought provoking way, while offering companies a team building opportunity. One of the participants wrote:
‘The day was a thought provoking experience. Once we were “arrested” we were then blind-folded to understand how the blind have to cope with life in general... This is something we all take for granted being sighted, it’s a whole different story once that ability is taken away.
‘We both also pass out thanks onto the staff at the Beacon Centre (especially Alexa who organised this worthy event) and also to the two off-duty police officers.’