A one-off or regular charitable donation from your company could
If your company would like to make a donation then please email email@example.com to find out about the projects that currently need support.
Your business can claim tax relief on that donation, whether it is large or small, one-off or regular. And we always look to recognise major donations with a commemorative plaque where appropriate
Charity of the Year
By choosing us as your Charity of the Year, you can help to improve your company’s profile and create positive PR, it can help you to reach a new target audience/customer base and strengthen your connection with Reading and the surrounding area, all while raising critical funds for the Royal Berks Hospital.
How you could support us:
How we could engage employees
To discuss Charity of the Year opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Fundraising Opportunities
Encouraging your staff to become involved in fundraising is a great way to enhance team working, strategic planning and to energise people around a shared goal that is also fun.
You and your staff could:
To discuss Staff Fundraising opportunities, please email email@example.com
Publicising your support for the Royal Berks to your staff and customers not only helps us to spread awareness for the charity and its aims, but also encourages people to take part, create their own fund-raising activities or simply donate. So if you can brand your company vehicles and buildings, display posters, publicise events on your intranet or website or run an article in your staff or customer magazine, please let us know.
Sponsorship of an event or newsletter can help you reach thousands of local people, demonstrating your company’s support for a cause dear to many hearts and helping to cover the costs of the activity, ensuring that more of the money we raise goes straight to our current projects.
By signing up to a payroll giving scheme you can provide regular and continued support to our patients. Regular donations provide us with on-going income that enables our hospital to plan for future needs.
With this scheme you can choose to give a gift each month directly from your pay. As the money comes to us before income tax is deducted, we not only receive your donation but also the basic rate of tax from each gift. This makes Payroll Giving the most tax-efficient means of donating to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
For example if you are a basic rate tax payer and you give a pre-tax pledge of £10.00 per month it costs you only £8.00 but the Royal Berks Charity receives £10.00 (If you pay tax at the higher rate of 40% the £10.00 per month pre-tax pledge would cost you only £6.00). Your employer should be able to confirm if they are registered with one of the Payroll Giving Agencies who administer the scheme.
If a member of staff is fundraising for us, would you consider matching the amount they raise with a donation? Matching any money raised by your staff is good for morale – and doubles the money for the Royal Berks Hospital.
You may wish to donate directly to the charity, which can be easily arranged. The two most commonly used methods are either by cheque or by BACS payment. More information on both methods of payment can be found on the making a donation page.
Spread the word
Letting your friends and colleagues know of a charity events through internal email or notice boards within your company would be a fantastic way of letting everyone know what they can do to help support their local hospital.
PR Photo opportunities
If you, or representatives from your company would like to come to the hospital to hand over your cheque or donated items we would be happy to arrange this. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the staff and have a photo taken that you can share with your supporters.
With your permission, we can then post the images on social media and use them in media releases to help promote the Charity and tell everyone about the generous support we receive from people and organisations in our community.