Fundraising at Work
The number of people with mental illness is increasing. According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. This is why it is fundamental for all employers to look after the health and well-being of their employees.
AWARE welcome and support any organisation who would like to become our corporate partner. We are proud corporate partners with leading global law firm Baker and McKenzie as well as Aramark, Dixons Construction, Maxol, Financial Services Union amongst many other smaller companies. A corporate partnership with AWARE will mean your employees will receive mental health awareness training as well as materials on depression.
We don’t have to be our corporate partner to raise money for us. You can also raise money within your organisation by holding cake sales, sponsored car washes, your very own 5k walk or maybe even something totally different such as an overseas mountain trek!. All the money you raise will be used to provide education, training and support on the illness of depression across community and post-primary school settings in Northern Ireland. Download this leaflet to find out more about fundraising in your organisation.
Charity of the Year (COTY)
AWARE is proud to partner with a number of companies from a wide range of industries including Baker and McKenzie, Aramark, Maxol, FSU and Dixons Contractors. AWARE have the know-how to create long term strategic partnerships that meet your aims – addressing both your corporate responsibility agenda and your wider business needs. AWARE delivers great fundraising, volunteering and sponsorship opportunities and our experienced and dedicated staff will provide innovative ways to help you fundraise and engage your workforce.
In addition we can provide Mental Health Awareness Training to both Employer and Employees in the workplace allowing them to become better equipped.
Maxol - our charity partnership with Maxol has been very successful to date. We are proud to work with station owners throughout Northern Ireland encouraging them to fundraise for AWARE. Over Christmas 2016, Maxol stations across Northern Ireland sold candles with all proceeds coming to AWARE. Peter Robinson, licensee from Glenabbey Filling Station in Glengormley has thoroughly enjoyed raising money for AWARE since the beginning of the partnership, Check out his story below.
Fundraising for AWARE is a great way of motivating staff, encouraging creativity, improving communications and promoting team-building. It also helps to project a positive corporate image and demonstrates their commitment to tackling and supporting mental health in particular depression issues to staff, customers and business partners.
AWARE offer amazing fundraising events throughout the calendar year including Mood Walk, Slieve Donard Trek, New Years Splash, Brighten Up Blue Monday and other exciting events. That said, we know that one size doesn't fit all, therefore we can organise bespoke challenges for teams of staff. The event can be tailored to meet your requirements and offer support to staff with their fundraising.
- Sponsor AWARE and demonstrate how your organisation cares about mental health
- The benefits of sponsorship
- Companies find that sponsoring our work provides an excellent range of business benefits, including:
- Enhanced corporate image and customer awareness
- Positive PR and brand exposure to new and shared audiences
- Corporate hospitality and networking opportunities
- AWARE's profile is growing as is the need for more to be done for mental health and wellbeing particularly in the workplace.
Customer engagement through cause-related marketing is a great way of promoting a product or service by offering the opportunity to support Aware at point of purchase. All you need to do is select the right product, agree a marketing plan with us, and donate a stated percentage of the sale price to AWARE, enhancing its appeal to the customer.
Partnering with AWARE can help to build brand awareness, grow client and customer relationships, and increase sales.
Our experienced team will work with you to create a bespoke campaign to engage customers, and to create much needed funding to grow AWAREness and education of depression across Northern Ireland..