Company donor recruitment events and fundraising

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Donor recruitment events

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.

Find out more about running either a live or virtual donor drive for your company and colleagues.

Fundraising activities

Go Cardless employees undertook the Three Peaks challenge to raise money for DKMS - Image shows a group of people from Go Cardless gathered in front of a coach

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.

Help to fund our lifesaving work

Many individuals who register as potential donors are unable to contribute to the £40 registration cost.

Financial support

Financial support from a company is invaluable in helping to fund the registration costs of potential lifesavers. 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 meaning 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

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Select a product and a nominated period of time;donate a percentage of the proceeds 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.

Christmas - donations in lieu of client gifts and cards

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Demonstrate to your clients that you are joining the global fight against blood cancer. Make 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.

How else can you support DKMS

Find out how else companies can support DKMS. Download our corporate brochure which gives details of all the ways you, as an organisation, can get involved in the fight against blood cancer.

Find out more

Corporate Team
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