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Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships can make a huge difference to our ability to deliver our services. Just having Odyssey nominated as a Company’s charity of the month or charity of the year can be of great benefit

Whatever the size of your business or organisation, Odyssey welcomes any opportunity to work together in a mutually beneficial partnership. By becoming an ‘Odyssey Partner’, you can help to support our work to help people with cancer overcome the psychological impact of their illness by rebuilding their shattered spirits and restoring their zest for life.

Partnering with us could benefit your organisation in a number of ways, including:  

  • Increasing your corporate social responsibility
  • Increasing employee engagement and morale
  • Generating brand awareness
  • Increasing customer loyalty

And it also has major positive impacts for us, including:

  • Increased funding
  • Increased community feel
  • Awareness about our work
  • More opportunities to get people involved with our work

Here are some ways in which you can support us:

  • Make us your Charity of the Year
  • Fundraising
  • Payroll giving
  • Match funding – match fund your employees and help raise even more vital funds for Odyssey
  • Course sponsorship – our courses are provided at no financial cost to the participant
  • Event sponsorship – we hold a number of fundraising events every year including bike rides, canoe trips and runs.

Charity of the Year

If you would like to make Odyssey your charity of the year please get in touch and let us know – we can provide:

  • Ongoing support and guidance during your fundraising
  • Lots of fundraising ideas for all your staff to get involved in
  • Collection tins for your events
  • Additional fundraising materials
  • A photo opportunity for you to advertise your support
  • A dedicated section on our corporate partnerships page
  • A certificate to show total amount raised at the end of the year

Fundraising ideas

We know how difficult it can be to fundraise and so we have come up with a few ideas to get you started:

  • Hold an event in aid of Odyssey. This is an excellent way to involve and engage your staff, customers, clients, suppliers or members.
  • Bake sale
  • Car wash
  • Dress down day
  • Quiz night
  • Raffle
  • Silent auction
  • Sweepstake
  • Take part in a challenge

We can support your event by providing a speaker, posters, leaflets or display materials if desired.

Encourage Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a way for employees, who pay UK income tax, to donate a specific amount each month to a charity of their choice tax free. These donations are deducted from your pay before tax, meaning that each £1 you give, will only cost you 80p. It you are a higher rate taxpayer; it will cost you even less.

Regular income ensures that Odyssey can budget and plan effectively so we would be most grateful if you are able to spread the word to your employees, employers, family and friends.

If you are a company, why not put some information on your intranet, in your staff newsletter or on a poster around the workplace to encourage your employees to take part. Another way to help is to match fund your employees’ donations so that we benefit twice.

Payroll Giving: How to…

For employees:

Speak to your employer to see if they have already set up the scheme. If your employer already has the scheme set up, let them know that you would like to support Odyssey Project Ltd and the amount you would like to donate.

For employers:

If an employee would like to give a donation to us via Payroll Giving and you don’t have the scheme set up, contact a payroll giving agency to set one up.

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“My Odyssey journey was amazing … I felt really great at the end of the week and feel so much better spiritually and mentally.”
Brenda Channing
“For me, Odyssey was like opening the wardrobe door to Narnia, I came back to the real world knowing there is a little bit of magic somewhere!”
Mandy Meeks
“Most of all, Odyssey helped me to make the most of every day without worrying about tomorrow.”
Sandi Burrows
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Odyssey Project is a registered charity (1045259) and company limited by guarantee (03031503).

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