Support us at work

With nearly 45,000 people in Wales suffering with some kind of dementia, statistically it’s likely that over a third of your team or employees have experienced a friend or relative having lived with the disease. Supporting the Forget-me-not Chorus at work can be a great way to bring colleagues together, team build, raise awareness and support a local charity which makes a real difference to local people.
There are a huge range of ways to fundraise both in the workplace and out of hours. Whether you’re up for bake sales and dress down days, or 3 Peaks Challenges and sponsored cycling, we’re here with ideas to inspire you and the knowledge and resources to support you all the way.

Download our ‘Fundraising in the Workplace’ guide for loads of ideas

Set up an online fundraising page to raise your funds

Here's how we can help you...
  • A dedicated member of the Forget-me-not Team can come and chat with you and your Board, CSR Committee or colleagues to find out about your goals, and the ways in which we can support your fundraising ideas.

  • We can supply you with posters, sponsor forms, collection buckets, running vests or information about the many ways in which you can support our charity.

  • We can help with advice on the best ways to achieve your fundraising, imaginative ideas, and advice on the do’s and don'ts of fundraising legally and safely.

  • We'll assist you with promoting your fundraising through our social media, local press and media connections. Depending on the level of fundraising commitment,  we can also sometimes offer exclusive team building opportunities with our experts from Welsh National Opera.

Charity of the Year

Here's how we can help you...
 
By choosing the Forget-me-not Chorus as your company’s charity of the year, we will work with you to plan a programme of support which fits in with your schedule, and which will benefit your business just as much as our charity.

Supporting the Forget-me-not Chorus can help:

  • raise your business profile locally

  • Show your customers, the community and your shareholders how much you and your colleagues care about causes which matter

  • Raise employee morale through team building and organising or attending fundraising events together

  • Make a real difference to the Forget-me-not Chorus by supporting our work with the funds you raise

If you’d like to nominate the Forget-me-not Chorus as your Charity of the Year, please call Katherine on 02922 362064.

We can come and chat with you about how we can support your fundraising, or provide further information about opportunities for working together, for your colleagues or Board.

Sponsor one of our events

The Forget-me-not Chorus organises a programme of events throughout the year, both to fundraise for the charity and to showcase the wonderful, joyful singing of our choristers. Take a look at our upcoming events here.

Although we strive to keep costs down, there are always expenses incurred in organising events, so Corporate Sponsorship is an extremely helpful way for any company to support our ventures, and enable us to make the most out of every event we put on. Sponsoring one of our events not only has benefits for the charity, it can also:

  • Raise the profile of your business.

  •  Show your customers, the community and your shareholders how much you care about a cause which affects them and their loved ones. 

  • Sometimes give your colleagues or customers access to very special guests and behind the scenes opportunities. 

If you would like to sponsor one of these, or a future Forget-me-not Chorus event please call us on 02922362064 or email katherine@forgetmenotchorus.com

Sponsor one of
our Choirs

We love our weekly choir sessions, and to many of our choristers, we’re their weekly connection to friends, fun and a ‘normal’ pastime.

 

It takes a special sort of person, and skilled musicians to run our choirs, and of course there’s always a cup of tea and a biscuit to provide at break time too! All these things cost money, and although some of our venues are kind enough to provide us with rooms free of charge, we need to pay for staff, training and expertise.

To provide 1 x Community
Choir for one session

• £170 •

To provide 1 x Community
Choir for 12 weeks

• £2040 •

To provide 1 x Community
Choir for 1 year

• £7170•

Could your business sponsor one of our local choirs?  Sponsoring one of our choirs not only has benefits for the charity, it can also:

  • Raise the profile of your business

  • Show your customers, the community and your shareholders how much you care about a cause which affects them

  • Enable your employees to make a real and meaningful connection with our choristers and their families

Matched giving

Does your company operate a matched giving scheme? Matched funding can be mean a huge boost to any money you raise, sometimes doubling the amount you’re able to donate!

Many larger companies offer matched funding schemes, but there’s no reason why smaller companies can’t too. If you’re the boss, it’s a great way to motivate your team and get them working together.

Give as you earn

Payroll giving is a no fuss, tax effective way to donate to charity. We can help you make the arrangements so that a donation is made every month to the Forget-me-not Chorus.

 

Payroll Giving (also referred to as 'workplace giving’) provides employees with a flexible means to make charitable donations to their preferred causes, and as donations are deducted before tax, it is tax effective. This means that you can easily and regularly make a difference to the good causes that matter to you the most, with reduced impact on your income (due to the tax effective element of Payroll Giving).

 

As an employee, it’s one of the simplest ways you can show your support, and as an employer, a Give As you Earn scheme demonstrates your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

As a charity, payroll giving provides the Forget-me-not Chorus with regular, reliable donations of unrestricted income which enables us to plan ahead and budget for the future. To find out more, please contact us on 02922 362064 or katherine@forgetmenotchorus.com

WHEN WE REHEARSE

Cardiff North
We rehearse on Monday evening from 6.30-8.30pm in Thornhill Church Centre, Excalibur Way, Cardiff, CF14 9GA .

 
Cardiff South & Vale
We rehearse on Thursday evening from 6.30-8.30pm in St Cyres School, Sully Road, Penarth, CF64 2TP.

 
Newport
We rehearse on Wednesday afternoon from 1.45-3.45pm in Beaufort Centre, St Julians, NP19 7UB.

Llandudno

We rehearse on a Thursday evening from 6.30-8.30pm at Venue Cymru, The Promenade, LL30 1BB

ADDRESS
5 Lewis Road
Llandough
CF64 2LW

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TEL: 02922 362064

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The Forget-me-not Chorus is a registered charity No. 1151812                                                                                                                                        © 2019 Forget -me-not Chorus