Many companies are choosing to fundraise or to support a charity in some way - through sponsorship, payroll giving initiatives or by encouraging their employees to participate in fundraising or volunteering activities. We would be grateful if you would consider supporting The Pepper Foundation.
Nominate Pepper as your Charity of the Year
Whatever the size or structure of your organisation your place of work can make a difference. We can work with you to develop innovative Charity of the Year partnerships and can help you develop your own calendar of activities to get everyone working together and motivated to raise funds for Pepper.
Company fundraising is a great way to support the community you work in and raise your company’s profile at the same time. No matter how big or small your office, there are always fundraising activities you can organise in support of Pepper.
For example, Ashridge Residential Property Management (ARPM) asked its staff to come in to the office dressed for Halloween as part of a fundraiser for The Pepper Foundation. There were some stunning costumes. Those who didn't enter into the ghoulish spirit had to pay a fine of £10 for Pepper.
With planning, teamwork and creativity there are so many ways to get fellow workers involved in raising funds to benefit others. The key is to get your co-workers passionate about your fundraising mission. Your company fundraising will not only help our nurses care for their young patients and their families, it can also help raise morale at work and give your colleagues an excuse to have fun!
'I am very proud of the fundraising we have achieved at Eastwoods - £250,000 plus I believe. So many people have done so much for a truly great cause'. Joe Collier, Eastwoods, Berkhamsted
If you are an employee thinking of supporting the Pepper nursing service, many companies have budgets for matching their employees' fundraising efforts, so find out if your employer does Matched Giving. We can give you lots of ideas and activities you can arrange during office hours or after work, so why not set yourself a challenge and fix your sights on a target? It can be amazing how much can be achieved in a single day at work.
Learn more about Matched Giving here.
If your company or any of your employees would like to raise funds for Pepper then please contact Pepper Fundraising on 01442 507324
To get you started, here's some really easy employee fundraising ideas for the workplace. Or why not download our fundraising Toolkit
Best / worst tie
Charge colleagues a fee to enter your best or worst tie competition. Offer a decent prize and have the entire office vote at lunchtime.
Homemade cakes are always going to be popular with colleagues. A bit of baking the night before will see you rake in the cash at coffee time the next day. Organise a table in your department or take round a tray of homebaked treats!
Baby photo competition
Bet you never realized your boss once looked so cute or that scary lady from accounts was once a giggling beauty! Get a baby photo from all your colleagues. Scan them and pin them up or circulate a sheet with them all on and charge your friends to match the correct photo to the office character. Prize for the most correct answers.
Simple fundraising ideas that also help save the planet. Have a system of fines for anyone in the office who:
• Fails to turn off lights / fans/ heaters
• Leaves their computer on when away from their desk longer than 30 minutes.
• Prints unnecessary emails.
• Prints but then fails to collect and use what they have printed.
• Uses a fresh piece of paper for jotting down messages.
• Puts something in their workstation bin that could have gone into recycling
Tea and coffee runs
Make and serve your colleague's tea and coffee for them all week. Best to agree fixed times and a price for the entire week.
Penny bottle / Pepper Pot
OK it sounds obvious but having an easily accessible bottle where people can pop any odd change can be a good little earner. Its also a very visual reminder of the good cause you are raising cash for. Extra large bottles can be obtained by asking nicely in pubs and bars (or you can get one of our Pepper Pots!). Office fundraising ideas don't come much easier than this.
Inter-departmental sports matches
Everyone in training for the good of the office! "We can't let the Finance Department beat us can we?"
Inter-departmental fun quiz
This can be really popular. Pick your venue and quizmaster with care. For interesting variations you could have pop quizzes, questions on sport, TV trivia - or be really mean and test how knowledgeable employees are about their own employer!
Organise an office sweepstake on any major sporting events that come up. These are always popular - winners scooping a prize and a lot of banter and teasing in store for the person who picks the all-so ran!
No cards - no presents
Agree as an office no cards or presents for birthdays or Christmas. Donate the money saved to us! Come on ladies how many scented candles do you really need? You can always gather round someone's desk and sing Happy Birthday to show you still care!
Charity birthday cakes
Many offices have a tradition whereby anyone whose birthday it is buys cakes for their colleagues. It is easy to add in the contributions for those cakes from your co-workers in to one of our Pepper Pots
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