Corporate Fundraising has huge benefits for everyone. It promotes goodwill and unity among your employees, boosting staff morale. But above all, the help and funding you can provide to a smaller charity for a rare genetic condition like myotubular myopathy, has the potential to make real life-changing differences to the many children and few adults affected by it. It provides them with real hope for a chance of life.
'Charity Of The Year'
We have enjoyed partnering with number of companies of all types and sizes. They have adopted us as their 'charity of the year' and provided funding through charitable events or simply given us their pro bono help. To see examples of the range of support that has really benefited Myotubular Trust, please see our Corporates page or scroll down.
If your company organizes regular events, and you would like us to benefit; or if you need some fresh ideas to kick-start your corporate fundraising, please contact Melanie Spring.
Making The Difference
There are other examples of how corporates have helped us here too:
A 30 strong ING Winged Feet team completed the London Marathon in 2007 raising £7,664 for our charity.
In 2009, Ernst & Young Holland celebrated their 25th birthday by choosing 5 charities to benefit from €125,000, and we were nominated by staff to receive a €10,625 share.
Lloyd's Market recently awarded £1,000 to Myotubular Trust; the awards scheme recognises people within the market for their dedication to specific charities.
Cap Gemini has provided us with ongoing pro bono help and advice from their Graduate Corporate Development Consultancy Team since 2006.
Medicare First and Christie + Co have sponsored our centrally organised events t-shirts over recent years.
And International Poster Management teamed up with Jazzy Media and Clear Channel to provide us with an exciting national poster campaign worth over £300,000.
From the smallest office cake-sale, to the biggest corporate team effort, we are so grateful to you for embracing your social responsibility and helping to give us hope for tomorrow.
Giving As You Earn (GAYE)
If you earn a salary, or if your pension is paid via PAYE, making a commitment to giving doesn't get any simpler than Give As You Earn (GAYE).
How does it work?
With Give As You Earn - the UK ’s largest payroll giving scheme - you can give directly from your pre-tax salary, so money that would normally go to the taxman goes to charity instead.
You just decide how much you want to give each month - it could be a couple of pounds, or hundreds or thousands - and who you want to give it to. Then your donation comes out of your pay packet before the taxman touches it.
What are the benefits?
Myotubular Trust benefits because we know we've got money coming regularly and can plan what to do with it in the long term.
You benefit because you don’t pay any tax on the donations you make. If you’re a basic rate taxpayer, a gift of £5 only actually costs you £4 - so you can pass the tax relief on to the charity.
You can calculate the tax benefits you will make here with this helpful tool (provided by CAF).
How do I give?
Give As You Earn is incredibly flexible – you can give as much or as little as you like, in four different ways, and change how you give and who you give to whenever you like.
You can find out more information or to sign up to Give As You Earn here at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website.