Throughout the year the fundraising team meet with a variety of companies to begin a corporate partnership.
Some companies have experience of supporting a charity, others haven’t partnered up before.
Working with a company for a good length of time really allows us to find out what makes them tick and vice versa.
‘Charity of the Year Partnerships’ with WESC Foundation are mutually beneficial and you will see for yourselves the impact you make on the children and young people’s lives as the relationship grows.
Whichever category you’re in, we will build a wonderful relationship with you and your staff.
2017 Corporate partners
Thomas Westcott are the sponsors of “The Best Charity Pub Quiz in Exeter” and have helped establish the event as a popular, fun and successful fundraising evening. The quiz evenings sell out in advance and each evening raises around £2000, which is amazing! The staff at Thomas Westcott have also raised money individually by taking part in challenges, golf tournaments, abseils and runs, as well as organising their own cake sales to raise money for WESC Foundation. Thank you.
Santander donated £4395 to WESC Foundation to buy an amazing Braillenote laptop, so that all learners with sight loss can access the internet at all times. A group of Santander managers have also spent an afternoon tidying the sensory garden here at WESC, as well as having a tour of the campus and meeting some of our learners. Both these initiatives were part of the Santander Community Plus Scheme. Thank you Santander for all your support!
The Exeter Foundation
WESC Foundation is proud to be one of the Exeter Foundation charities. Exeter Foundation is the charity of the Exeter Chiefs – dedicated to improving the lives of citizens in the greater Exeter area. WESC Foundation was the proud recipient of the first Exeter Foundation Legacy Project Grant at Sandy Park in 2014. This £50,000 grant will assist WESC Foundation refit and adapt two new transition houses in Exeter especially for visually impaired young people. Exeter Foundation has also funded a new specially adapted Berlingo vehicle that will enable our learners to have easier access to a wide range of community based activities.
Mercedes Benz South West
In 2015 Mercedes hosted a fashion show and auction at their Exeter showroom, to raise funds for WESC Foundation. The event was run in conjunction with the fashion label and chain Reiss and Exeter College. The event raised over £4000 for visually impaired young people at WESC Foundation.
The outdoor clothing retailer Rohan are running a “Gift your Gear” promotion again this year to collect good quality outdoor gear that the WESC learners can use when taking part in Ten Tors, sailing, bike riding, horse riding and camping trips. We were overwhelmed last year with the wonderful jackets and fleeces, which have all been put to good use. If you have any good quality outdoor gear that you would like to donate you can drop it into Rohan which is based in Princesshay.
Savills are the sponsors for ‘Walk for WESC’ in May, and have helped establish this popular spring event as a major fundraiser for WESC Foundation. Thank you.
ITEC have been working with WESC Foundation to raise funds throughout the year. ITEC ran a putting competition at the WESC Golf Tournament and are going to become the sponsors for next year’s golf event. They are supporting the fashion show with top prizes and are entering a Dragon Boat competition in Bristol to fundraise for WESC Foundation. Thank you.