Find out more about our current Corporate Partners and what they have to say about working with ellenor, below:
Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties)
We have a longstanding partnership with Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties) based in Sevenoaks. We are delighted that they have committed to working with us until 2019, and have pledged to raise an incredible £20k each year for ellenor. Berkeley Homes are quite clear on the benefits this relationship brings to their staff. Steve Gorman, Finance Director, Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties) said:
"We are proud to be one of the main corporate supporters of ellenor and we encourage you to join us in supporting ellenor to enable them to continue with the valuable work and support they bring to families across Kent and Bexley.
We have been actively encouraging our employees to get involved in supporting ellenor. Our staff have participated in various fundraising activities from cake and raffle tickets sales to the London Marathon, London to Paris Bike Ride and the National Three Peaks. Not only do these events raise vital funds for ellenor but they also provide a number of benefits to our company. The events provide great opportunities for team building between departments. As a company with a high number of staff based out on site, these events provide an important means to bring staff together in a social setting.
As well as strengthening inter-team relationships, some of the bigger challenge events have provided staff with unique opportunities that they may not have otherwise experienced, which we believe has positively impacted on our staff morale".
Peter Smith, MD of Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties, spoke at ellenor's Business Club launch at their sales and marketing suite in Tunbridge Wells, about the need to get involved locally with your communities and support charities, to make a difference to people who really need extra support.
Ward & Partners
Ward & Partners branches across Kent have been generously supporting ellenor since 2004. They kindly sponsored two of our specialist children's nurses; even providing them with free office space at their Tonbridge branch.
Staff have fundraised in a variety of ways and Managing Director, David Lench, cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats in 2014. All 42 branches recently held book and toy sales - each with a target of £89; the cost of one chemotherapy session for a child.
"I would wholeheartedly encourage other businesses to get involved and fundraise for ellenor. I consider myself lucky to be in a position where I have the choice to be able to challenge myself to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats - whereas the children we are raising money for don't. This in itself is quite a sypur when pedalling up hills and thinking 'what am I doing?!'" .
Ward and Partners are always working hard to support our families. To see more of their achievements please click here
Marks and Spencer, Bluewater
We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with Marks and Spencer, Bluewater.
Having raised more than £21k in 2014-2016 their staff have chosen us again to be their charity partner for two years; 2016-2018. ellenor has cared for family members of their employees, and as a result they are really engaged with our cause and motivated to raise as much money as the
The management, staff and customers at the store have raised funds through a variety of fun activities, including cake sales, bucket collections, raffles and collection pots on every till. In an effort to reduce their waste they now donate any food that is reaching its expiry date, but still safe
to eat, for use in our hospice kitchen, which helps to cut our food preparation costs. They have also donated food for our Day Therapy Christmas
Party and our Volunteer Tea Party.
Following a successful fundraising partnership throughout 2015, we are thrilled that Baxall Construction, based in Paddock Wood, have again chosen ellenor as their Charity of the Year for 2016/17.
The staff at Baxall are regulars at our Chilli Dip icy water plunge in Sevenoaks, and in September will be taking part in a Dragon Boat Race in Bewl Water to raise money for ellenor.
We have a number of different sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year, ranging from £1000 to sponsor our Children's Christmas Party, to £15k for sole sponsorship of our annual black tie fundraiser, The Orange Ball. Each opportunity has a range of measurable benefits in return. We can offer your company a variety of sponsorship opportunities that will promote your business, give your brand exposure and create favourable PR.
To find out more about our sponsorship opportunities please contact Katherine Mobey or call 01474 320007.
We are hugely grateful to be working with the following corporate sponsors in 2016:
CSIS - The Civil Service Insurance Society. Based in Maidstone, CSIS provide great value motor, home and travel insurance for all serving, retired, civil and public servants and their partners. Sponsored the ellenor Firewalk 2016.
Esquire Developments Ltd - High quality property developers based in Longfield, building sustainable developments that complement existing communities. Sponsored the ellenor Twilight Walk in 2015 and 2016.