Corporate partnerships and Charity of the Year
Companies who get involved with the MS Trust corporate partnership scheme will have a dedicated account manager to maintain the relationship and ensure everyone benefits from the partnership. In addition, our team will work with you to maximise PR opportunities (local and national).
Your account manager, together with the rest of the team at the MS Trust, can provide all the support you need…
- Inspired fundraising ideas and activities
- Fundraising packs and materials
- Help to maximise local and national PR coverage
- Promotion of events via our website and social media channels
- MS Trust staff can attend your social or networking evenings
For more information about partnering with the MS Trust, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01462 476707.
Could we be your Charity of the Year?
A Charity of the Year partnership with the MS Trust is a great way of building team spirit in your workplace whilst raising vital funds and awareness to meet the needs of people living with multiple sclerosis.
Always supported by our fundraising team here at the MS Trust, there are so many activities that your team can try from challenge events to cake stalls and dress-down days. There are lots of different ways you and your colleagues can work together and have fun at the same time. What matters is you, your business and the difference you want to make.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities
There are lots of different sponsorship opportunities, nationally and locally, which might suit your company. Below are just a few ideas and we would love to talk with you about options that could benefit your business as well as helping people with MS.
"We are proud once again to be supporting the MS Trust with their MS Circuit Challenge at Goodwood" D&R Structures
Our biggest fundraising event raising around £200,000 a year
Headline sponsor including Marathon Reception (£1,000); Training Run sponsor (£500); Information Evening sponsor (£300)
The biggest week in our calendar, where we ask people to ‘Be Bold in Blue’
Sponsor the Be Bold in Blue Fundraising Guide and all printed materials (£1,500)
Supporters across the UK open their gardens and host parties
Sponsor the My Garden Party fundraising guide and all printed materials (£1,500)
London’s biggest, fully accessible 5k or 10k Santa Run
Sponsor 40 places (£1,000)
Corporate charitable donations
The MS Trust welcomes charitable donations from businesses. Whether you would like to make a simple one-off donation or support us on a more regular basis, rest assured that all donations will make a real difference for people with MS. The money you donate can help in so many ways.
£751 covers the cost of a health professional attending our annual conference, which brings together over 300 health and social care professionals to share best practice and learn about the latest developments in MS care
£1,765 pays for a newly-appointed MS specialist to attend our week-long accredited foundation training in MS care
£3,089 will cover the MS Trust’s contribution towards the first month’s salary of a new-in-post MS specialist nurse – trained and mentored by the MS Trust and placed in an area of the UK where there are not enough MS specialist nurses to care for people with MS.
£19,250 covers the cost of our personal enquiry service for 3 months, providing essential support via telephone, email and social media for people affected by MS
£30,000 is the average cost of writing and producing a new publication to help people with MS understand what is a complex and unpredictable disease
Gifts in kind
Gifts in kind enable your company to help people with MS without making an actual financial donation. We are always grateful to receive gifts such as the following:
- Donate a raffle or auction prize
- Donate advertising space
- Donate equipment
- Promote the MS Trust on your website and social media, in company newsletters or in your email signatures
- Set up an MS information stand within your offices
- If employees have relevant experience or expertise they could volunteer their time
- Run an awareness campaign amongst your customers and suppliers
"We are delighted to support the MS Trust. Passing on IT equipment that we no longer need is not only good for the environment and creates a feel good factor in the office, but helps a great charity.” Clare Moreton, Private Client Solicitor at Gisby Harrison
Reasons to join us
Multiple sclerosis is a lifelong debilitating condition with an unpredictable disease course and currently there is no cure. So funding services to help those living with MS is vital.
Some of our current projects:
- MS specialist nurses - funding MS nurses in areas of the UK with the greatest need
- Enquiry service - helping people with MS take control, understand their symptoms and learn about treatments
- Open Door - newsletter for people with MS and their families and friends
- Developmental training for MS specialist health professionals
- Childhood MS - we're developing a new resource to help children deal with their MS