Cancer Support Scotland works in partnership with small and large businesses from all over Scotland. We can tailor the partnership to suit your team and will work with you to ensure that you are supported and engaged throughout the partnership. We will promote and support all fundraising activities to build strong relationships in a way that suits your business.
Charity of the Year Partnership
Dallas McMillan have chosen Cancer Support Scotland to be their Charity of the Year for 2017.
The solicitors, who specialise in Personal injury, Litigation, Corporate, Commercial Property and Private Client, have been hosting their own fundraising activities as well as taking part in some of our events throughout 2017.
Getting a jump start on 2017, the team have already held a number of fundraising events in their office including a Christmas Jumper Day, a Wear Red dress down day all to raise funds. Throughout spring and summer members of the team participated in a zip slide across the Clyde and participated in the Bellahouston Fun Run. Both days raised incredible amounts of money for our charity.
Spurred on from the success of these events, Dallas McMillan held their first ever race night at Hillhead Sports Club, Glasgow on Friday 1st September 2017. As well as generating funds from the races on the night, they also raised funds through a raffle and an auction with the overall result that the sum of £9,000 was raised for Cancer Support Scotland.
Senior Partner Forbes Leslie said:
“We were delighted to nominate Cancer Support Scotland as our charity partner for 2017 and were equally delighted with the significant sum we raised for them following the race night. All the funds raised go to Cancer Support Scotland to assist them with their important work”
The support from the Dallas McMillan team throughout the year has been absolutely phenomenal and their funding has helped to continue to provide counselling and complementary therapies to cancer patients, their family and carers when they need it most.
We are delighted that Dallas McMillan chose us as their Charity of the Year 2017 will continue to support us in 2018. A massive thank you to the whole team for all their hard work and dedication to Cancer Support Scotland.
Ladies of Insurance
Our Ladies of Insurance committee are an inspirational group of women who all work in the insurance sector in Glasgow. Norrelle King, Ashley Clancy, Nichola Martin, Cathryn McKinnie, Sharon Learmonth
and Elaine McCrink have all pledged their commitment to raise funds for Cancer Support Scotland.
They have held two events so far, a Stars in Their Eyes tribute night which raised over £2,800 and more recently the fantastic Summer Ball in August which smashed the £5,000 target the set themselves for the ball.
After the Summer Ball, Norrelle said “It’s really lovely to be able to give something back, to help ensure the wonderful services of Cancer Support Scotland can continue. Our guests had a fantastic night, support from the insurance sector was fabulous and the generosity of donors and prize winners amazing. Thank you everyone! ”
We are incredibly grateful to the Ladies of Insurance for their continued support and for pulling together to help cancer patients, their families and carers. Groups like this are really important to Cancer Support Scotland as they are able to generate funds and spread the word about Cancer Support Scotland through their extensive networks.
Skipton Building Society
We were privileged to be chosen by Skipton Building Society's Glasgow Branch as their Charity of the Year for 2016. The team at Skipton organised a number of events in branch including a Robert Burns Raffle as well as supporting our quiz night and our Heel Appeal.
As well as support from the Glasgow Branch, Paul Fenn the Director Branch Distribution supported our Heel Appeal all the way from the Building Society’s Head Office in Skipton. Paul teetered around the office for an hour in sky scraping heels to raise funds for us.
The Skipton team have agreed to continue to support us throughout 2017 as well.
Corporate Volunteering – Improving Lives through volunteering
We recognise that many businesses encourage and support staff to volunteer for local charities and support good causes. Corporate social responsibility forms part of the culture and values of many businesses. We know this is a great way for staff to work together, increases motivation and can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be challenging and incredibly good fun.
As a really small charity, you could make a massive impact by giving your time to help us. We will work with you to set up the volunteering opportunity with your team which could involve offering your skills and support in our offices or running an event in your workplace.
Some companies offer matched funding for money that their employees have fundraised. Why not volunteer your time at one of our events or bucket collections and ask your company to match what you raise?
Corporate Challenge Days
Livingston James participated in a Corporate Challenge Day for Cancer Support Scotland. The Livingston James team chose the physically demanding Coast to Coast Challenge, the original Rat Race adventure, which involved running, cycling and kayaking over 105 miles through one of the most famous mountain landscapes in the world, Scotland’s Great Glen.
You could also support us by spending the day at our wonderful Calman Centre.
We have had brilliant support from Barclays through their Making a Difference Days with colleagues using their IT skills to help us upgrade our records.
John Burns from Barclays who helps us co-ordinate the support said “Barclays were delighted to allow colleagues to help make a difference to Cancer Support Scotland, by giving up their working day to help work on the computer systems in the centre. Without charities like Cancer Support Scotland, people would be left not knowing where to turn to when given a cancer diagnosis.”
We recently had a team of Morgan Stanley volunteers busy in our garden helping us keep it neat and tidy for our service users to enjoy. Some of them were also over painting our adopted garden planter at Hyndland station so if you're waiting for a train make sure you have a look as it's now looking all neat and fresh.
Battle of the Bands 2018 – COMING SOON
Details of Battle of the Bands 2018 will be released soon. Check out this year’s record breaking event which raised over £30,000!
Help Us Pound Cancer!
Bank of Scotland have supported our Help Us Pound Cancer campaign by holding a can collection throughout a number of their branches. Karin Brown, Bank of Scotland’s Local Director for Glasgow said “ As the new Royal Mint £1 coin is a different size, shape and weight, old coins need to be spent or exchanged for the new style before their legal tender is withdrawn. To many, £1 is just small change, but added up can make a huge difference to the services Cancer Support Scotland can provide to those affected by cancer.”
If you would like to hold a collection or a dress down day in your workplace please get in touch!
We have a varied calendar of events and challenges each year for you and your colleagues to take part in. Keep an eye on our events page for details.
You could also run your own corporate event.
The team at RBS organised a fantastic race at their St. Vincent Street office. All the guests were cheering on their horses and bidding big on the races while enjoying the hospitality that RBS has generously put on. Their guests had a great time and the night raised over £3,000.
We currently have sponsorship opportunities available for two of our forthcoming high profile events; Battle of the Bands 2018 and our Heel Appeal 2018. Please contact Marlyn Hosie for more information.
Donating gifts that we can use to help provide our service such as towels, stationary and printing helps us lower our costs so that more of our money can be spent on helping people who are facing a cancer diagnosis.
Let's work together!
If you would like more information on how to become an official business partner or are interested in supporting us please contact Marlyn Hosie.