We have a number of corporate partners that currently support us by taking part in our challenge events, sponsoring our events, choosing us as a charity of the year and much more.
In addition to the support an organisation provides us, it will be raising awareness of the business and corporate social responsibility profile in the local community. Plus it is a great team motivator and boost for staff morale.
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Here are a few of our corporate supporters and how they have made such a difference to Diverse Abilities.
Spectrum Housing Group and Spectrum Property Care
Spectrum has supported Diverse Abilities by sponsoring the Dragon Boat Race event every year since May 2013, one year as awards sponsor and two as headline sponsors. Many employees also get involved in the event, by entering teams. In addition they have supported Diverse Abilities by donating Christmas presents for its Supported Living Christmas party, recycling waste copper to raise money and a number of staff members have signed up to take part in the Spinnaker Tower Abseil in 2015. Through sponsoring the Dragon Boat Race and fundraising efforts by employees in the past three years, Spectrum have donated £12,000.
Hoburne has supported Diverse Abilities by getting behind the Rugby Lunch each year. They provide the venue and help us to promote the event. For 2015 they are the headline sponsor for the Harbour View Abseil, as well as hosting our World Cup Rugby Lunch.
In 2014 staff at Barclays built a wonderful new sensory garden at Langside, donating time, money and materials to make this possible. In addition, staff have fundraised for Diverse Abilities by holding dress down days, raffles and taking part in our events, such as the Dragon Boat Race, a rowathon, the Harbourview Abseil and provided raffle and auction prizes for the annual Rugby Lunch. Each £1 raised by an employee at Barclays has been matched by the company so their support is invaluable.
Through these events and match funding, Barclays event participants have raised a massive £12,000 through sponsorship. Barclays is also kind enough to have an awareness stand in Barclays House for raising awareness of all the ways people can get involved with Diverse Abilities.
LV= has taken part in many team volunteering days for Diverse Abilities and started supporting the charity in 2011. They have painted fences, gardened, renovated and built a sensory garden. The company has given small grants to fund materials for the volunteering projects they take part in which has totalled £600. Staff at LV= support Diverse Abilities fundraising events by taking part and entering teams, the Dragon Boat Race is a particular favourite. LV= have also donated prizes for Diverse Abilities fundraising efforts and promoted campaigns. The company even matches each £1 raised by their employees and have also match funds raised at a two-yearly quiz night organised by the charity’s office administrator, Cate McGrath.
ICG support Diverse Abilities by printing its charity Christmas cards each year at no cost, meaning that every penny raised through selling them goes directly to supporting children and adults with disabilities. The Christmas cards are designed by children that attend Langside School while they listen to Christmas music. Over the space of three years the Christmas cards have raised a total of £2,900 for Diverse Abilities.