It doesn’t get better than the Isle of Wight does it? All that sunshine and the smell of salty brine and fish as the ferry gently chugs across the inviting blue sea, its flag rustling in the warm breeze. And that’s pretty much what it was like on Wednesday when I visited our army of volunteer puppy parents as they met for their weekly puppy class in Godshill Scout Hall. All of the above applied, plus a choc chip cookie on the voyage over, just to put the icing on the cake. The only fly in the ointment was the early start in order to check in at 7.30am at Portsmouth Harbour, but that’s ok. We ‘sea dogs’ like early starts, after all. Read more
Choose or nominate Canine Partners as your company’s charity of the year
Corporate Support is vital in our fundraising and marketing activities. Not only does this demonstrate a company's commitment to a heart-warming social cause, but it can help to improve staff morale and productivity.
Whether you’re fundraising as a small team or as an entire organisation, why not pull out all the stops to raise money for Canine Partners at work? Canine Partners can design a fantastic package to support your company’s corporate social responsibility programme and engage your employees.
Why not sponsor a puppy to partnership and follow it through training and adventures?
Canine Partners has a proven track record and expertise in working with a range of companies, large and small. This means that we are the perfect partner to choose as your company’s charity of the year. We can provide:
- a dedicated account manager
- dedicated public relations support
- creative ideas, fundraising guides and videos to excite and engage your employees
- a host of communications opportunities, both internal and external including our website
- expert advice on disability awareness
- presentations and assistance dog demonstrations to raise your corporate social responsibility profile to staff
- your very own sponsored Canine Partners puppy in training to visit your company
To simply find out more and speak to someone about nominating or choosing Canine Partners as your company’s charity of the year, please contact Julie James on 01730 716 015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big "Thank You" to all our corporate supporters
We always feel that our supporters say it best, so why not read more here about some of the fantastic companies that support us?
Payroll GivingGive as You Earn is a scheme that enables employees to donate to any UK charity straight from their gross salary (before tax is deducted) meaning that you receive immediate tax relief. This means that a monthly donation of £10 straight out of your payroll, actually only costs you £8!
Offering Matched Giving is a powerful and popular way of encouraging employees to sign up to Payroll Giving.
Your company can make donations that match the contributions of your staff - potentially doubling the money that will help train more assistance dogs for people with disabilities nationwide.
Creating awareness and support
Your company could be the vital link to tell more people about Canine Partners. Staff, their family and friends may be able to help through volunteering or know someone with a disability that could also benefit from a canine partners assistance dog.
Corporate donations and gifts in kind
We appreciate that companies might not wish to support us through staff fundraising or commercial partnerships. However we always welcome donations in other ways. You can make a cash donation direct to our work – it is simple and secure using our online form.
We can advise you how to make Tax effective donations. Donations are always spent wisely where the money is most needed, but if you would like to make a large donation to support a specific project or area of work please get in touch with us to discuss where you would like your money to go.
Supporting Canine Partners by donating products, discounted services or professional advice is also an easy and valuable way for your business to help.
Gifts in kind are a great way to utilise your company's assets and professional skills, achieving your corporate responsibility goals and demonstrating your commitment to our cause.
Gifts in kind can help save valuable resources and enable us to fundraise even more effectively, meaning that even more money can be spent on our vital work. Get in touch today and give a gift in kind.