No time for fun runs? Your team can still give back, by making charity donations through your business. We’ve rounded up the top causes who deserve your support this September — why not get involved by donating a percentage of this month’s sales?
1. Childhood Cancer
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to donate to charities that help pay for treatment, research, and making kids’ lives with cancer a little easier. All of the charities below are ready to accept business donations to help tackle childhood cancer.
- Solving Kids’ Cancer
- The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust
- The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation
- Make A Wish
2. Alzheimer’s and Dementia
World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
To help support those with Alzheimer’s, you could donate to bigger charities who contribute to world-class research and treatments, or you could look more locally at care homes and charities who help people with dementia in your area.
The following charities could be a great way to show your business’ support for people with dementia:
- Alzheimer’s Research UK
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Independent Age
- Age UK (Lambeth, Merton, & Richmond-Upon-Thames are already signed up — you could ask your local branch to sign up free!)
3. Gynaecological cancer
September is also Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, with charities drawing attention to the often-ignored 5 gynaecological cancers: cervical, ovarian, womb, vaginal and vulval cancer. If your business has a lot of female clients, or you’re a woman yourself, this might be a great cause to support in September — we recommend checking out Ovarian Cancer Action as a potential recipient of your donations.
Speaking of topics nobody likes to talk about, September is also Urology Awareness Month — during which charities and health professionals share useful information and raise funds for vital research into bladder, kidney and prostate disease.
Whether you’ve been personally affected by these illnesses, or your business has something to do with urology (Toilet cleaner? Loo roll? Plumbing?) — we recommend donating to The Urology Foundation through your business this September to make a difference.
5. Blood Cancer
One final cancer awareness month falls in September, and this one’s for Blood Cancer. Covering leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders, blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, and funds raised will go towards vital research and support for those diagnosed with blood cancers. All of the following charities are ready to accept business donations for Blood Cancer Awareness Month:
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Even a small donation could make a big impact to some of these charities, and donating also shows your customers that your business is guided by strong community values. With Work for Good you can make it happen, in just a few clicks, for free!
We take care of the legal admin for you — plus we’ll help you set your own donation targets, pay donations to the charities and promote your giving to your clients and customers. Visit the Work for Good website to find out more.