Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is very privileged to have the support of a number of local, regional and national businesses who sponsor events, provide equipment and make regular donations.
We are always working to forge new relationships with businesses to help us reach our £3 million fundraising target to keep the helicopter flying.
Please contact the fundraising team on 01637 88 99 26 or email us if your company would be interested in forming a corporate partnership with Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.
Benefits to Your Company
Being associated with one of Cornwall’s most valued and respected charities is great for your company, demonstrating good corporate responsibility, generating goodwill amongst customers, improving staff morale, and engendering a sense of pride in your company and the community it serves. With all of our supporters across the county and beyond, a partnership with Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust also offers an incredible opportunity to access a new and receptive audience.
There are numerous ways for your company to get involved and start saving lives...
Sponsorship and Equipment
Why not sponsor a Cornwall Air Ambulance event - or part of one? Event sponsorship can be in the form of financial support or the provision of equipment.
Alternatively, your company could help provide lifesaving equipment for our aircraft. With the severity of the incidents we attends, we are always looking for ways to ensure our patients get the best care possible. We always have a sponsorship 'wish list' of items the Paramedics have identified would further enhance patient care.
We are also keen to hear from companies interested in supplying equipment for our offices and crew room. Many local companies provide equipment free of charge or at a reduced rate, helping keep our overheads low and ensuring more funds go straight to keeping the aircraft flying.
Charity of the Year and Employee Fundraising
Why not nominate Cornwall Air Ambulance as your Charity of the Year? This can represent an excellent PR opportunity, demonstrating your company's commitment to Cornwall, and is a really fun way to help keep us flying. You could organsie one-off or regular fundraising events for your colleagues - from a dress down day to a coffee morning or raffling a day's annual leave, anything goes!
Many companies also operate Match Funding and match the amount their employees raise, perhaps through taking part in a sponsored event or activity - again a great way to build good relations with your staff.
Proceeds From Sales
An increasing number of companies in Cornwall are choosing to donate a proportion of sales to the charity, with examples including Polgoon Vineyard's 'Heli Berry' cider, The Cornish Crisp Co's 'Resusci-tater' crisps, and the Driftwood Spars' 'Red Mission' Ale. A £1 donation for tour upgrades at the Camel Valley Vineyard have raised over £9,000 over the years. We even have a locksmith who gives a percentage of his emergency callout fee to the charity!
This is a great way to enable both your business and your customers to support the charity, and the PR opportunities are excellent.
Please call the charity team on 01637 88 99 26 or email us for more information on how your company can get involved today, and help saves lives tomorrow.
Payroll Giving is another way for your company to get involved and encourage your staff to donate to the charity. The scheme is simple to operate and can help build good relations with your employees, ensuring that their donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance cost them less and the taxman more! It's a win-win situation for everyone involved. To find out more about setting up a payroll system click here
Adventure Events - Proceeds from Summer Events Programme - Over £30,000 raised
Paula Martin, Chief Executive of Cornwall Air Ambulance: "This is the fourth year Adventure Events have supported Cornwall Air Ambulance, and each year their fundraising just gets bigger and better. This exciting programme of events gives people the opportunity to enjoy unique and fun experiences, whilst helping raise vital funds to keep Cornwall's air ambulance service flying." Find out more here.
Sharp's Brewery - 1p on a Pint and General Corporate Support, 2013 - Raised over £12,000
Emma Bebbington, General Manager: “We are passionate about engaging with the local charities that really make a difference to our community. Cornwall Air Ambulance provides a vital service to the local region and we were delighted to be able to make such a significant contribution. We would like to thank our customers again for really jumping on board and supporting the initiative.” Find out more here.
Buttermilk Fudge, Port Isaac - Donation from Doc Martin Memorabilia - Raised over £2,000
Staff Member Mike Meakins: "We chose Cornwall Air Ambulance as they are very dear to the hearts of local people and all the staff who work in the Buttermilk Shop. This is a great way of allowing our staff and customers to feel good and give something back to the local community."
Find out more here.
Ann's Cottage - Corporate Sponsorship
Rob Harris, Owner: “We’re incredibly humbled to be able to say thank you to the service who saved [my daughter] Sophie’s life. Rural Cornwall’s Air Ambulance is such a valuable resource. Now we're in a position where we can support the charity which means so much to us; this is a small way of expressing how grateful we are."
Leafhoppers.co.uk Leaflet Distribution - 5% of Sales Come to Cornwall Air Ambulance
Matt Allen, Cornwall Business Partner: “As a company based in Cornwall, we appreciate the critical work the Cornwall Air Ambulance undertakes within our county in saving lives. By using our leaflet distribution services for 2014, businesses can get their message out in Cornwall whilst contributing to saving lives via our partnership with Cornwall Air Ambulance.” Find out more here.
Wilko's Stores, Cornwall
Wilko’s Cornwall stores chose Cornwall Air Ambulance as their nominated charity of the year from May 2013 until April 2015. Their team members got on board with fundraising in so many different ways, from taking part in our first ‘It’s A Cornish Knockout’ competition, taking on the ‘Apprentice’ style ‘Charity Shop Challenge’ to see which store could raise the most in one day, and organising their own fundraising events, from collections to a fishing match! They also had our ‘Donation Stations’ in-store to allow customers to donate to our charity shops.