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Corporate Fundraising

Thank you for your support

If you’ve decided to show your support to the Somerville Foundation, we thank you. The valuable work we carry out wouldn’t be possible without companies like you. For more information on how you can help us, download our Corporate Fundraising brochure.

In 2017, we were delighted to receive a donation of £6,000 from Suffolk Freemasons. The freemasons were interested to hear about the work we do to support congenital heart patients and in particular about grant-funded Coaguchek machines. The £6,000 they donated will help to give grants to patients who need to check their INR levels at home, for a coaguchek machine from Roche Diagnostics.

Why should you help?

Just take a moment to imagine what it is like to have a congenital heart condition? To be born blue in the face and hands, to have trouble breathing and to face surgery after surgery. To grow up with a life long condition and be acutely aware of your own mortality from a very young age. To frequently feel lonely and isolated. To be scarred for life, both physically and mentally. 

These people need your help. Work with us to enable them to enjoy access to every opportunity, be free from discrimination and fully supported throughout their life.

You can make a real difference to their lives. 

What can you do?

Choose The Somerville Foundation as your ‘Charity of the Year’

Get your workforce involved. Employee fundraising can help with employees’ personal development, aid team building and business networking skills while creating highly visible evidence of your organisation’s commitment to the community.

Companies can significantly motivate staff by offering to match funds that they raise.

Encourage your employees to donate 

Your employees may like to make regular payments to The Somerville Foundation directly from their pay. Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic way to raise charity funds through payroll and is simple to set up. Visit our Pennies from Heaven page for a video and further details.

Introduce an optional £1 donation or 'round-up'

Ask customers/clients whether they would like an optional £1 added to their bill, or whether they would like to round up their bill to the nearest £1, to donate to The Somerville Foundation. 

Make a tax-efficient gift

If you would like to donate a gift of money to The Somerville Foundation and want to know how your donation could help - click here. Your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax. 

Give a ‘Gift in Kind’

Giving doesn’t always mean cash. Why not donate a product we can use for an auction or raffle or perhaps donate printing services or materials, professional services or advice, venue space or advertising/editorial space.

Sponsor a project or encourage employee volunteering

Project sponsorship is a unique and affordable way for you to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults born with a heart condition. From web management to volunteer training workshops, we have a number of projects for you to choose from and volunteers from your company could help with any of them. 

Sponsor an Event

The Somerville Foundation holds a series of unique events to benefit projects across our work, which are available for sponsorship. This is a great way to support us whilst gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company. The events also provide a fabulous platform for social networking and fun.

Support an event

By purchasing tickets for one of The Somerville Foundation’s fundraising events, you will publicly demonstrate your support for charitable projects and provide an exceptional way to entertain current and prospective customers/clients.

For more details please contact Nicola Graves or John Richardson on 01473 252007.

We look forward to a successful working relationship with you.

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Make a donation to The Somerville Foundation today and you will help us to continue to offer the valuable services we provide to those born with a heart condition.