Company donor recruitment events and fundraising

Together we can save more lives

Sadly, due to the pandemic, we have postponed all planned physical events to register potential stem cell donors. However, we have an online alternative! If you’re interested in knowing more, we’d love you to get in touch.

Find out how else you can companies can support DKMS.

Organise a donor recruitment event with your company

Companies can play a vital role in helping DKMS achieve its mission by holding company donor recruitment events and making donations to fund our life saving work.

Running an event is an easy way to get involved and encourage your colleagues to become potential blood stem cell donors. The actual registration process at the event will be quick and simple. Each person will be required to check that they are eligible to become a potential donor, then complete a short consent form and three cheek swabs – that’s all! DKMS can train employees to register potential blood stem cell donors at the event, so it is a great way to get colleagues involved.

Setting up a virtual drive is an alternative way to hold an event. We can set up a unique and personalised landing page through which your colleagues can register and the kit will be sent directly to them. This is a perfect option if you have staff who are unable to attend an event at your office because they are working remotely.

Help fund our lifesaving work

Many individuals who register as potential donors are unable to contribute to the £40 registration cost. Financial support from a company is invaluable in helping to fund the registration costs of potential lifesavers and will mean that DKMS can continue to support people facing blood cancer and offer them a second chance at life. Many companies will fully fund the £40 cost for each employee registration. If this isn’t possible we ask for a minimum £5 donation per registration.

Match funding

Our Corporate partners can match employee donations and money raised through fundraising activities so DKMS will receive double the support. Match funding can demonstrate a company’s commitment to causes their employees care about.

Payroll giving

Payroll giving is a scheme run through HMRC which allows employees to make simple, tax-effective donations to any UK charity or good cause. If you pay your employees through PAYE you can set up a Payroll Giving scheme. Employee donations to DKMS would be deducted from gross pay, giving immediate tax relief on donations and costing less for your employees to donate.

Run a cause related marketing campaign

Select a product and a nominated period of time and donate a % of the proceeds of sale to DKMS.

English professional ice hockey player, Liam Kirk, collaborated with hockey inspired lifestyle apparel company, Cross Check Clothing, to create his own range, in support of DKMS. DKMS received a percentage of the proceeds of sale.

Donations in lieu of client Christmas gifts and cards

Demonstrate to your clients that you are joining the global fight against blood cancer by making a donation to DKMS instead of sending them Christmas gifts or cards.

Develop a strategic purpose driven partnership

Together we can align our purposes and shared values to create a long lasting mutually beneficial partnership.

Fundraising Activities

Engaged employees are happier and more productive. Fundraising at work is a great way to build team spirit and get people involved but it also gives your employees the chance to make a real difference.

Employees can create a team or go it alone by undertaking one of our cycling, swimming, running or walking challenges. We have a broad range of events (including virtual) that will appeal to employees of all abilities.

Find out more

Rachel Rossi
Corporate Partnerships Manager
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