Choosing Alex TLC as your company charity is a rewarding and positive experience. You don’t have to be a large company to make a huge difference. We are a small organisation and welcome support from companies of all shapes and sizes.
Supporting a charity makes employees feel engaged, motivated, and more productive in the workplace. There are many ways you can help, including professional volunteering or engaging with our Charity Shop Takeover activity. We’d love to become your corporate partner too!
For more information on our corporate opportunities, please read our guide:
Why support Alex TLC?
- Giving something back, and seeing the impact of this is great for boosting morale and overall job satisfaction
- Volunteering offers good team building opportunities for staff, alongside chances to learn new skills, whilst knowing that their hard work makes life a little easier for our beneficiaries
- Getting involved can help you build a stronger relationship with your local community
- Everything’s tailored to suit your CSR objectives, depending on the level of support you can give
Any support you give will help us reach more and more people affected by Leukodystrophy in the UK, and the rest of the world.
Ways to support us
No one else in in the UK does what we do.
Our Community Weekend brings together those living with a Leukodystrophy and their families, alongside doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world.
By sponsoring our Community Weekend, or any of our other projects, you will be helping us to support our beneficiaries, alongside the opportunity for your business to reach a whole new audience.
Contact us to discuss the different ways you can support our work.
Boost your employees’ fundraising total by matching what they raise. Some companies do this on a pound-for-pound basis, others match up to a certain amount. Either way, your generosity will help to motivate your staff and maximise the overall support for our charity.
Events and challenges are an excellent way to encourage cross-team working, networking and relationship building.
Host a SimilariTEA Party
Leukodystrophies often have similar symptoms and outcomes. Families sometimes don’t discover this until they start to talk. Bringing individuals and families together for mutual support is one of our primary objectives.
By bringing colleagues together and holding a SimilariTEA party, we want to get people talking about their own similarities.
For further information and to download resources, visit: https://www.alextlc.org/get-involved/similaritea/.
Give Up to Give Back
Encourage your employees to give up something as a one off, or for a longer period and donate the money saved to us.
This can be done individually, by teams or by the whole company.
Find out more by visiting https://www.alextlc.org/give-up-to-give-back/
Donations in lieu of cards or gifts or events
Instead of corporate gifts, cards or Christmas parties, many companies are now choosing to donate the money to charity instead. We would be delighted if you decide to do this for us.
We can provide you with a personalised image to send to your partners, staff or customers to let them know about your generous donation.
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-effective scheme which allows your employees to donate to us through a pre-tax deduction from their salary. It’s a great way of donating because it costs 20-40% less to give, yet we receive the full amount.
If your company has a Payroll Giving scheme established, payroll simply deducts the amount pledged from your employees’ pay. We receive the donation, and the tax that would have been paid on this amount is added on by the government.
If you haven’t yet got a Payroll Giving Scheme set up, we can give you details of how you can do so for free.
Gifts in kind
Can your business or networks support us with skills or expertise in certain areas? Your company could help us save valuable resources by donating professional services or products, allowing us to focus our efforts on supporting those affected by Leukodystrophies.
You can also support us by donating excess or end of line stock to our charity shops in South East London.
Your company can raise funds for Alex TLC when shopping online.
Simple and free to use with over 6,000 retailers to choose from. Start your online shopping by searching for a retailer on the easyfundraising website, then shop as normal. The retailers make a small donation to say “thank you”.
eBay for Charity offers an easy way for you to support us while buying or selling on their site. Become a Community Seller and choose to donate between 10 and 100% of each item’s sale price to us.
Make us your favourite charity and get the chance to donate at check out each time you shop.
An online alternative to greetings card. Send an e-card for any occasion by making a small donation to Alex TLC.
Please contact us if you can’t find the occasion or design that’s right for you, and we’ll create them if we can.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a retail outlet? Well, you could soon find out!
In our exciting, innovative volunteering opportunity, your employees could take over up to five of our charity shops and compete against each other.
The team that raises the most money in a day will go home victorious!
A minimum of 2 and maximum of 20 people (max 4 per location) can take over any or all of our shops for the day.
To make it even more exciting, we’ll set challenges throughout the day to test creative thinking and encourage participants to work together.
“The day was structured fantastically and encouraged us to work together as a team.”
“The fact that the team building day was provided by a charity was a defining factor when choosing where we would consider going.”
This is the perfect activity for a Corporate Social Responsibility programme or for any organisation wishing to develop sales, marketing, customer service, financial management, communication and leadership skills. It’s also an ideal fit for a corporate away day.
If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a free collection service for donations from retailers with premises in south London. If you have old or unused stock lying about taking up storage space, why not donate them to Alex TLC and let us turn them into much needed funds.
Please contact us to arrange a collection.