Commercial engagement and sponsorship

We appreciate that it may not always be feasible for companies to assist us through staff fundraising – but there are many other commercial engagement activities that play a vital role in supporting our work.

Sponsorship

Sponsor one of our exciting high profile events to increase your brand awareness, gain access to a new audience, demonstrate your CSR credentials and help us raise vital funds. We can work with you to identify and build a bespoke package that meets your brand’s needs. Our sponsorship opportunities vary each year, but will include our bespoke challenge events, one-off fundraising or thank you events and the opportunity to add your company logo to our cycling jerseys, running vests and publications.

Below is an overview of the opportunities we can offer. For more information about a particular event or publication please get in touch and we would be delighted to provide further details and a breakdown of benefits.

CostOpportunityDetail
£1,500Printing of our Annual Review700 copies printed and sent out to key supporters, major donors, trusts and companies
£2,000Sponsorship of our Family Fun Day6th September at our Guildford Hospice, Christophers. Over 350 people attend  and this would cover the cost of entertainment, invites, food etc
£2,500Printing new Shooting Star Children’s Hospice t-shirtsWe order and print around 700 t-shirts a year
£5,400Sponsorship of our Spring Shine magazine11,500 copies printed and sent to supporters and used at events
£6,500Printing of our technical running tops and vests400 running vests and 200 cycling jerseys used at events across the country/world!
£2,000-£8000Sponsorship of our Sunrise Walk  SeriesThis covers our established and highly regarded Sunrise Walk event costs, e.g t-shirts, medals, refreshments etc for approximately 900 people across 3 events. The events aim to raise over £100K annually.
 £5,000 – £30,000Shooting Star Ball6th November at Royal Lancaster Hotel, over 400 guests and celebrity patrons

Cause-related marketing

Cause-related marketing partnerships work to create products or services supported by the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices brand.

Teaming up with Shooting Star Children’s Hospices to market a new or existing product or service can lead to increased sales, positive PR coverage, increased existing customer loyalty and attract new customers.

You can ‘emotionalise’ your brand and create a new buying experience for your customers while helping us raise awareness of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and the support we offer to children and their families.

Our most common cause related marketing partnerships take the form of menu promotions that generate a small donation to our work from each sale of a specific item on the menu.

We are thrilled to welcome on board, new corporate partners, GivftStation. They will be making a substantial monthly monetary donation to support the work of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices during the next 12 months, as well as donating 25% of the purchase price from products sold online, to the charity.
 
You can create an extra special gift with GivftStation. Use promo code STARS to ensure 25% of your product price will also be donated back to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. www.givftstation.com

Gift in kind donations

Gift in kind donations can make a huge difference to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Anything from electronic goods and gift vouchers, to venues for events or excess stock, it can all help us make cost savings and in turn allow us to spend more money on our vital care services.

Pro-bono support

From web design to HR, legal services to skills training, offering your expertise and services free of charge will help us complete projects with minimal costs and in turn raise vital funds.

Please email our Corporate Team for information on current opportunities.