How local businesses can help
- Charity of the Year – A member of our fundraising team will support you to ensure that you maximise the income (and fun) that your employees can have over the year.
- Providing vital services - cover the cost of some of our ongoing expenses, for example paying our utility bills.
- Sponsored events – Enter a team to take part in a sponsored event such as a run, walk, cycling event or dragon boat racing.
- Payroll giving scheme – Encourage staff to make a small, regular tax-efficient donation through our payroll giving scheme.
- Volunteering – There are many activities and events throughout the year when we need volunteers. Please check our events section for details.
Please contact our fundraiser Jane Elliott on 01865 744786 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in finding out more about how your organisation could support SeeSaw.
Here are some of the organisations that have supported SeeSaw recently, listed in alphabetical order.
Staff at Elsevier Limited, Oxford support Seesaw as our December charity as part of RECares. We hold a Christmas Fayre which includes external stall holder coming on site and selling Christmas goods to staff, a Company-wide raffle and a cake sale. All the proceeds from this event go directly to Seesaw which is a local charity that we are always keen to support and help to raise their profile in any way we can.
Jennings and Monument Community Trust (MCT) know things aren’t easy for the voluntary sector. Local charities and community groups are facing more challenges than ever. At Jennings and MCT we work together to find the best ways to help. SeeSaw is a wonderful charity making lives of others better in some way. We have helped & supported SeeSaw in many different ways, on the challenges they’re facing at the time, fundraising, advice, connections and raising profile. Working with SeeSaw is a privilege and we find it humbling and fascinating to hear the great things that are being achieved and love being part of it in some way.
The M Group
We are always keen to help SeeSaw in any way we can. They are a dedicated local Charity that rely entirely on supporters for their funding. Their support team do a wonderful job, operating in a very sensitive and difficult area, providing hope and help to bereaved children and families when they most need it. The fundraiser always takes the time to show the appreciation for any donation, however small, and will attend events when possible. Our team always enjoy the fundraising events and feel proud we have helped such a hard working charity in some way.
The Oxfordshire Project
The Oxfordshire Project's mission is to create a vibrant community for both businesses and charities alike to come together, collaborate, educate, knowledge share and support each other against the back drop of our informal and enjoyable business networking meetings. Our unique network provides inspiration for entrepreneurs and a platform to help businesses grow alongside an opportunity for people to give back to their local community.
We are proud to support Seesaw through our Charity Scholarship Programme. Charities like Seesaw hugely benefit from connecting with the local business community. This helps them raise their profile, raise awareness of the amazing work they do and it opens up opportunities for collaborations and growth in new areas which may have not happened otherwise. Seesaw's scholarship was sponsored by The Oxfordshire Project and Thames Training and they gain all the support and benefits that any Oxfordshire Project member enjoys.
The Rooflight Company
Following a companywide vote in 2016, SeeSaw was chosen as one of four charities the Rooflight Company would support. As the majority of the Rooflight Company employees live in Oxfordshire, the benefits of the work that SeeSaw carry out and the support they provide for young people in Oxfordshire, is something that all of the Rooflight Company employees may need to call upon in the future. Learning that SeeSaw depends on volunteers for so many different areas of the services they provide emphasises how much they rely on donations. As a company also based in Oxfordshire, we were proud to be able to help them.
Employees at Shaw Gibbs accountancy firm have chosen children’s bereavement charity SeeSaw for their Charity of the Year. SeeSaw received the majority vote from Shaw Gibbs employees in a ballot organised by the social committee. The work they do is an asset to the local community and all staff found a real connection with the charity. This is the first year employees have been asked to vote for their choice of charity, and we are proud that SeeSaw has been selected. Because the voting was a team effort, everyone feels involved!
Luxury Italian appliance manufacturer, Smeg, is proud to announce it has named SeeSaw Oxfordshire as its Charity of the Year 2017. Every year, Smeg UK supports a local or national cause that the whole company dedicates its volunteering and fundraising efforts for the forthcoming 12 months. This year, Smeg has chosen a local charity that demonstrates the company’s dedicated passion and excitement for supporting its local community of Abingdon and the surrounding Oxfordshire county.
Supporting others less fortunate than ourselves is key to the ethos amongst the staff at STL Communications and we actively support a number of charities including SeeSaw. The team regularly holds cake sales, fancy dress days and other fun fundraising events to raise money for SeeSaw. STL Communications is also delighted to be able to support SeeSaw in a more practical way, by donating a second-hand telephone system to the charity and providing free outbound phone calls to help them support more bereaved children and young people across Oxfordshire.