Corporate support

We look to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial and highly effective.

All of our partners are valued for their contribution and commitment – regardless of size or sector.

Working in partnership is critical.  Together, we can support everyone’s right to live a meaningful life and have a peaceful death.

You may have an idea or you may have no idea about what a corporate partnership means to you and your company.  But please get in touch and we can create a bespoke plan to make it simple for your staff to support a local charity.

Please call us on on 01225 722 488 or email


Here’s a few examples of how your business could get involved:

Choose Dorothy House as your Charity of the Year

Nominating the Hospice as the chosen charity over a specific period is a popular choice for businesses; we can provide dynamic, interesting and innovative ways to help you fulfil your CSR aims.

Initiate a sales partnership

There can be huge benefits to the charity if a business were to include a small donation each time they make a sale – this strengthens customer engagement and increases loyalty to the business.

Watch the film below with Nick Shearn of Seven Hills Chocolate.  Nick explains how easy and effective sales related fundraising can be.


Get involved with one of our events or run one of your own!

We host many events throughout the year offering great opportunities for business teams to enter. Alternatively, organisations can opt to run their own event such as a golf tournament, a ball, regular quizzes, a dress-down day or a cake sale – the possibilities are endless!

Offer matched funding

A great incentive for staff to raise money themselves is for the business to match it £ for £ thus doubling the amount raised. This creates a strong sense of team spirit and the company can also benefit from the Gift Aid scheme.

Volunteer for a day

Many businesses now encourage staff to offer their time for a day at a local charity and this can be a powerful tool for team building not to mention the huge advantage to the hospice! We can create bespoke programmes for staff to ensure a rewarding day for all.

Sponsor an event or a nurse

Partnering with Dorothy House in one of our high-profile events during the year provides a great platform to deliver a positive message, show your commitment to our cause and gain substantial marketing and PR benefits.

Or, support one of our palliative care nurses to be funded and your staff would gain a true insight into the care they deliver when they meet them for a talk and informal chats during the year.

Introduce cause-related marketing

There can be substantial positives for for-profit companies aligning with long-standing, well-loved local charities via their marketing campaigns.

Make a corporate donation

Apart from the philanthropic aspect to charitable giving, a limited company will pay less Corporation Tax if they donate money to charity. View the government website for further information.

If you would prefer to make a regular monthly donation to Dorothy House, you can arrange this here –  Regular Monthly Donation setup

Or you may like to set this up via Work For Good – Click here to get started.

Instigate Payroll Giving

Also known as Give As You Earn, payroll giving is a way that employees can donate to Dorothy House direct from their salary. The company or pension-provider makes the donation before tax is calculated so the employee does not pay tax on the income they have chosen to donate.

Propose gifts in kind

The charity welcomes goods such as obsolete stock to sell in our shops or use as auction prizes, these items may not cost the business anything but could be hugely beneficial to us.