Keeping good company
Cornwall Air Ambulance is a great charity to partner with your company.
As former winners at the Cornwall Business Awards, we understand that you will want to choose a charity partner which reflects your own passion for doing business in Cornwall.
There are different ways in which your company, staff, suppliers and customers can get involved in a support project for Cornwall Air Ambulance. We do not offer standard packages instead preferring to meet with you and carefully design your own bespoke support plan
Corporate Sponsorship – bespoke packages for your business
The people of Cornwall are already fundraising year on year, meeting the cost of air ambulance emergency missions.Now we are turning to businesses with a new ask and a new offer which is especially for you. By coming on board, your business can help us reach a dream, and fill the funding gap that exists for the new air ambulance helicopter.
You can find out how to get involved here…
Charity of the Year (COTY)
Having your local air ambulance as your “Charity of the Year” will bring real benefits to your company by boosting staff morale and bringing your employees together to enjoy a variety of fundraising events.
You will be supported by an experienced fundraising team who can guide you at every stage to make the most out of the close partnership. Cornwall Air Ambulance will also support your company with a press release and photo at the end of the partnership.
Fundraising through products/ services (Cause Related Marketing)
Having Cornwall Air Ambulance branding on your company’s product or service with a certain percentage going to the charity can be a great way of fundraising – with some companies passing on the cost to the customer or some taking money out of their marketing budget.
With our marketing support and branding it can also help to increase sales. Many of our partnerships like this are supported by launches in the press and newsletter features.
A great way to support Cornwall Air Ambulance and get some great benefits too.
Challenge events and match funding
Every year Cornwall Air Ambulance organise a series of challenge events, and these are fantastic for local companies to get involved with as they motivate employees and encourage team work. Examples of recent and upcoming events are a Sahara Trek, Cycling in Vietnam, Hike the Himalayas, Three Peaks and Tour De Cornwall. More information on upcoming events can be found here.
Your company could encourage employees to take on these challenges by offering to match fund any money they raise. This is a fantastic way to highlight your philanthropic and supportive business culture to your employees, and it doubles the donations made to the charity, which doubles the work we can do.
Gifts in Kind
Could your company donate something really special for a prize draw or auction? Every year Cornwall Air Ambulance hosts a very popular Summer Ball at their Newquay Airbase, and also run a major prize draw selling in excess of 20,000 tickets annually. Prizes donated for these events are seen by a huge audience and so as well as helping to raise money for the charity, your business will also benefit from great PR opportunities.
The charity also runs several smaller auctions and raffles throughout the year and are always grateful for prize donations.
Donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance’s charity shops are always greatly appreciated as they always need new and exciting stock, whether from your employees or the business surplus stock.
Cornwall Air Ambulance is reliant upon volunteers to help raise the funds it needs and we are always after more – whether that is helping out in our charity shops, volunteering at collections or at events. Volunteering is a great opportunity for team building and raising morale.
Your company could donate your employees’ time to volunteer with Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Did you know that Cornwall Air Ambulance has rooms to hire for your corporate events? The rooms can hold up to 60 people, and they look directly onto the helipad so guests can watch the helicopter and crew as they rush off to a shout. We can also arrange a behind the scenes tour as part of a package to help entice your attendees.