Unlock the heart of your business.

Get your company involved! From raising money, to raising awareness, your business can help adults born with heart conditions live long, full and happy lives.

Whether your business makes a one-off donation or gives regularly, thank you very much for your support. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

Where your money goes.

  • Research that saves lives
  • A national support network
  • A wealth of help and advice
  • The UK’s first congenital heart research centre
  • Financial support
  • Campaigning for better services & support

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Why get your business involved?

Because we need you to!

  • Fundraising brings staff together, boosts morale and improves team spirit
  • Supporting The Somerville Foundation can be an effective way to promote Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Millions of people are affected by congenital heart defects in the UK. That’s a lot of potential customers, suppliers and employees
  • Research shows that 86% of consumers think better of a company that is seen to be making the world a better place*
  • Sponsoring The Somerville Foundation can help to boost your brand awareness and reach
  • If you donate to The Somerville Foundation, your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax.

Your help makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

Register your interest!

*Business in the Community, The Ultimate Win Win supported by Research International.

How can your business help?

Become a Sponsor

Together, we hope to deliver mutually beneficial results with a lasting legacy.

At The Somerville Foundation, we aim to foster mutually-beneficial commercial partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

For example, you could:

  • Sponsor a project. Project sponsorship is a unique and affordable way for you to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults born with a heart condition. From web management to volunteer training workshops, we have a number of projects for you to choose from and volunteers from your company could help with any of them
  • Sponsor an event. The Somerville Foundation holds a series of unique events which are available for sponsorship. This is a great way to support us whilst gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company. The events also provide a fabulous platform for social networking and fun.

Tailored to your business goals and your corporate social responsibility needs, from our very first conversation, we create the right partnership for you.

Together, we don’t just help to make life easier for CHD patients, but we also provide unique, special and genuinely worthwhile opportunities for your business.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Contact Us to find out how you can help us raise funds, while creating unique opportunities for your business.

Corporate Fundraising

You can make a real difference to someone’s life.

If you have decided to show your support to the Somerville Foundation, thank you.

CHD patients need your help. And, when you help us, you make it easier for them to enjoy access to every opportunity, be free from discrimination, and be fully supported throughout their lives.

The valuable work we carry out wouldn’t be possible without people and companies like you.

From our very first conversation, we’re committed to developing the right partnership for your business. And, because we know that every company is different – each of our partnerships is too.

That’s why we have a range of different ways to work together. And, we’d love to help you come up with great fundraising ideas that relate to your business.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Download our corporate fundraising brochure to find out how you can help us raise the money we desperately need

Why get your business involved?

Because we need you to!

  • Fundraising brings staff together, boosts morale and improves team spirit
  • Supporting The Somerville Foundation can be an effective way to promote Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Millions of people are affected by congenital heart defects in the UK. That’s a lot of potential customers, suppliers and employees
  • Research shows that 86% of consumers think better of a company that is seen to be making the world a better place*
  • Sponsoring The Somerville Foundation can help to boost your brand awareness and reach
  • If you donate to The Somerville Foundation, your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax.

Your help makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

Register your interest!

*Business in the Community, The Ultimate Win-Win supported by Research International.

Get inspired!

At The Somerville Foundation, we need passionate, talented people to help us make a real difference to adults living with CHD.  And we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers who can organise events, take part in fundraising days, collect fundraising pots, and more!

CHECK OUT OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE FOR MORE INFO ON BECOMING A HEART HERO

Charity of The Year

Make The Somerville Foundation your ‘Charity of the Year’.

When you choose us as your Charity of the Year, we will work with you to create a calendar of engaging events, fundraising activities, challenges, and more to help you achieve your business objectives.

Tailored to your business goals and your corporate social responsibility needs, from our very first conversation, we’ll help to develop the right partnership for you.

Of course, when you help us, you make life easier for CHD patients. The valuable work we carry out wouldn’t be possible without people and companies like you.

But we hope we give something back too. And by uniting your staff behind a worthwhile cause, we’ll do everything we can to boost your employees’ morale, offer fun team building opportunities and develop employee skills and confidence. Ultimately, we help you to achieve your business objectives.
Together, we hope to deliver mutually beneficial results with a lasting legacy.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Download our corporate fundraising brochure to find out how you can help us raise the money we desperately need

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support. Together we will make this a year to remember.

In 2017, we were delighted to receive a donation of £6,000 from Suffolk Freemasons. The Freemasons were interested to hear about the work we do to support congenital heart patients and in particular about grant-funded Coaguchek machines. The £6,000 they donated will help to give grants to patients who need to check their INR levels at home, for a coaguchek machine from Roche Diagnostics.

Exhibit

Want to make a big impact?

Does your company offer products or services that would interest congenital heart patients and medical professionals? Would the opportunity to speak to patients, garner their thoughts, generate leads and make sells help you achieve your business objectives? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you.

At The Somerville Foundation we offer exhibition spaces for our Annual Conference and other events.

Contact us to discuss your details in more depth.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Contact us to find out how you can help us raise funds, while creating unique opportunities for your business.

Current exhibitor opportunities

We currently have exhibition spaces available for our Annual Conference 2019, taking place on Saturday 5th October in Liverpool.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • Exhibition space (2m x 2m plus table)
  • 4 places on the conference for team members
  • The opportunity to engage with c.200 heart patients and medical staff, including cardiologists and GUCH specialists
  • Inclusion in pre and post event promotion
  • Logo in event programme.

To discuss your requirements, and for further details including pricing, please contact our Development Director, Nicola Graves: nicola@thesf.org.uk or 07950 671139.

Why exhibit with us?

  • Promote your company to congenital heart patients and medical professionals
  • Supporting The Somerville Foundation can be an effective way to promote Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research shows that 86% of consumers think better of a company that is seen to be making the world a better place*
  • Sponsoring The Somerville Foundation can help to boost your brand awareness and reach.

Register your interest

Payroll Giving

What difference could your employees’ pennies make?

Pennies from Heaven is a simple idea that is making a big difference to CHD patients. In fact, to date, Pennies from Heaven has raised over £4 million for over 250 charities.

With Pennies from Heaven, employees donate the pennies from their payslip or company pension (if they want to!). So, if they earn £850.34, then they keep the £850 and donate the 34p to charity.

All your employees can join in because donations are never more than 99p a month. Even better, the taxman will add 25% at no cost to the donor or employer via gift aid.

This form of payroll giving (also known as ‘give as you earn’ or workplace giving) is a valuable, long-term source of income that will help us to budget and plan more effectively.

Imagine the difference £1 million would make to congenital heart patients finding life difficult.

Straight to the heart of the matter.

There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services.

Find out more about how it works

Why get your business involved?

Because we need you to!

  • Pennies from Heaven is simple to set up. Most major payroll systems are already running Pennies from Heaven so modifications to payroll systems are minimal
  • Pennies from Heaven is simple to communicate. Pennies from Heaven provide tailored communications for you such as application forms,  flyers, posters and website materials
  • Pennies from Heaven is simple to join. Employees / pensioners complete a short form once and then deductions automatically happen on every payslip. It is effortless for donors and effortless for charities.
  • Pennies from Heaven is flexible. The scheme can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation be it the number of charities, the frequency of donations, the amount being donated and even the name of the scheme!

Your help makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.

Register your interest!

Make The Somerville Foundation your ‘Charity of the Year’

Get your workforce involved in fundraising activities, volunteering, events, challenges and more!

Encourage your employees to fundraise or volunteer

You could even
motivate staff by offering to match funds that they raise.

Set up Payroll Giving

Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic and easy way to raise charity funds by donating pennies from your payslip or company pension.

Become a sponsor

Sponsor a project or event to support us while gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company.

Attend an event  

Buy tickets for one of our fundraising events for an exceptional way to entertain customers and employees.

Exhibit

Exhibit your products at one of our events.

Introduce an optional £1 donation or round-up

Ask customers whether they would like to add an optional £1 to their bill, or whether they would like to round up to the nearest £1 to donate to The Somerville Foundation.

Make a tax-efficient gift

If you donate to The Somerville Foundation, your gross donation is deductible from the total profits of your business when calculating Corporation Tax.

Give a ‘Gift in Kind’

Giving doesn’t always mean cash. Donate a product we can use for an auction or raffle. Or, perhaps donate something we need such as printing services, materials, professional services and advice, or venue space.

Straight to the heart of the matter.


There is nobody else doing what we do in the UK. But each year it costs us over £250,000 to run our services. Download our corporate fundraising brochure to find out how you can help us raise the money we desperately need.

We look forward to a successful working relationship with you.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.

FIND OUT HOW WE’RE HEALING BROKEN HEARTS  

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