Charity of the Year
We have been Carringtons Catering’s Charity of the Year now for 2 years and we are very proud to work with them not only raising funds, but providing support to some of our community services including our Nugent Social Enterprise CIC – The Courtyard Catering and Café project.
Carringtons can cater for all your needs from an intimate dinner at home, to a wedding, business event or Christmas party. They recently catered to the Queen on her visit to Liverpool! For further information and details on their mouth watering menus contact: 01695 632227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a large charity, Nugent has an extensive network of supporters and service users and a significant presence throughout the North West.
Nugent represents an ideal marketing opportunity for appropriate companies and businesses.
Why Work With Nugent?
Today Nugent carries on the work of our founder, Father James Nugent around child welfare, poverty relief and social reform. The services that Nugent offers allows us to provide a highly individualised and tailored approach to all our service users. We work with children, adults and community groups through our schools, homes and community based projects. Working at the heart of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities Nugent each year supports over 6,000 local people.
We treat/work with each charity partnership on an individual basis. We can organise regular meetings, have a designated person as point of contact, involve staff and talk about the way in which you would like to support Nugent.
The Benefits of a Partnership
Discussions around charity partnerships have been well documented and it shows a business’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. It demonstrates to the wider community that a business is a caring, thoughtful one and involving its employees also gives them pride in the workplace.
Working in partnership with Nugent offers:
- An “advertorial” in the Nugent newsletter, circulation 5000
- One ‘Advertorial’ piece in E newsletter introducing the partnership.
- Brand placement in monthly E newsletter (starting May 16)
- Press release announcing your business as Nugent charity of the year and regular press releases during the partnership year, highlighting events participated in etc.
- Listed as a business charity of the year on the Nugent website and featured on Head Office foyer display.
- Named as charity of the year on all staff emails footers.
- Access to circa 800 employees for your services via the staff newsletter (Team Brief) and other internal communications.
- Display pop up stand promoting your business and Nugent charity of the year, used at all Nugent events throughout the year.
- Regular promotion about the partnership on social media.
- Specific named member of fundraising team as contact.
- Volunteer opportunities for staff.
- Business logo on fundraising literature highlighting that your business is our/is one of our charity partners.
It is not always about the money. Each and every person has a talent. Employees could donate their time either through work or in their own time (if they wish). Volunteering is very rewarding and it so valuable to a charity.
There are a number of opportunities whereby staff could volunteer it may be at a fundraising event, assisting with a bag pack or helping on an awareness stall at an event. Whether it be one hour or three or four here at Nugent we value every minute.
Nugent has, over the past, been able to secure a number of bucket collections and bag packs. These help us not only raise our profile, making people aware of our services, but helping people access those services should they need them. By participating in these events, staff at a charity partner would raise funds for Nugent and at the same time demonstrate your business’s commitment in supporting a local charity?
Payroll Giving/Regular Giving:
Staff may wish to donate to Nugent in their monthly wage or commit to a regular standing order. It may be that your staff would want to support a specific project/service at Nugent. This form of giving also allows us to be able to plan for the future.
Gifts In Kind:
We all get a pair of socks or a perfume set that we would not wear or use. Donations help support fundraising as they can be used as tombola or raffle prizes. Your staff could hold a day once a quarter for any unwanted goodies.
Alternatively as a business you may be able to donate a service, a venue for an event or prizes. Donating gifts like this is an easy way of supporting our charity.
Your staff may like to put on their own fundraising event to support the people we care for at Nugent. Our expert fundraising team would be on hand to assist and to work with your staff to think of new innovative ideas.
We have one charity shop situated in Allerton. Your business could have collection points for staff to be able to donate items such as clothing, bric a brac and books.
Who would we/you be Helping and Supporting?
People like Jenny:
“When I was 13 I was given crack cocaine and heroin by my mother. I quickly became addicted to drugs and within a few years I became a street worker, having been pushed into it by my mum in order to earn money to pay for her addictions.”
“After some time, I began a relationship with a drug dealer and went on to have two children with him. The relationship became violent and I ended up in hospital and eventually both my children were taken into care. I later left hospital and went to live in a hostel for women, where I continued to use drugs and work on the streets.”
“By now I felt like nothing could help me but after being introduced to Nugent Care’s New Beginnings my life slowly began to turn around. I started a three month methadone reduction plan and succeeded in depending on drugs less and less. Nugent Care worked with me on an intensive one-to-one programme and found me a home where I had the support I needed. Thanks to this support I was able to stop using drugs completely and no longer work on the streets. I felt like I was turning a corner.”
“My main aim was to be able to see my children and this is still my main priority – to become a good mother again. I’m studying for GCSEs in Maths and English with the aim of doing a degree in youth and community work. I also decided I wanted to give something back so I’m also currently volunteering to gain some work experience.”
This is just one of many stories of the people we help and support. With your help and support we could do so much more.
call: Marie Reynolds on 0151 261 2000