Why Your Business Should Support Heel & Toe Children’s Charity

Since 2008 Heel & Toe have been providing FREE conductive education therapy to children all over the North East who have Cerebral Palsy and other physical  disabilities from their centre in County Durham. The charity started with only 4 children and now helps over 104 children from all over the North East area aged between 6 months to 19 years old. As the charity’s reputation has grown stronger in the therapy field, so has the demand for the service they provide. Heel & Toe also offer a range of therapies including; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy,  SEN tutoring and we also now operate an outreach service in the Durham area.

The purpose of Conductive Education is to allow children with such conditions to lead a more independent, confident lifestyle whilst coping with a non-curable condition.

Heel & Toe are the only charity in the North East to provide FREE conductive education, but with NO government funding we struggle to continue.

Please support us.

Benefits of Supporting Heel & Toe Children’s Charity

Benefits of Supporting Heel & Toe Childrens Charity
  • Advertise your business on our website and in our charity in-house publications. This will include a small article in our quarterly newsletter and any other national/local publications we may appear in. We also send out a bi-monthly E newsletter which is received by over 3500 email contacts.
  • Distribute your information/leaflets to our business friends, parent’s and colleagues.
  • Put your details and business information into our parent packs.
  • Promoting your business through our social media network sites. Currently we have over 4500 followers through Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. We also have direct links to companies, stores and supermarkets throughout the North East, Scotland and Yorkshire.
  • Support the events organised to raise money for Heel & Toe.
  • Motivating your staff for organised events and suggesting Team Building Exercises.
  • A guarantee that all proceeds raised go directly to the charity.

How Heel & Toe Supports Your Business

  • Heel & Toe would like to help and guide your business to organise fundraising events. We can book venue’s , design posters, flyers and tickets, and advertise the event in the local press.
  • We would like to encourage your staff to take part in any event’s we have organised and possibly volunteer their time to help with bag packing in supermarkets  to raise money for Heel & Toe.
  • We will gladly supply Heel & Toe banners, leaflets, posters, stickers and tins to be displayed inside your office space/store/factory.
  • Below are some idea’s for fundraising events your business can take part in;

Take part in a sports sponsored event for example; 5k run, 10k run, Half Marathon, Marathon, Fun Run, Skydive, Bungee Jump, Abseil, Bike Ride, Walk, Trek ,Swim or any other sporting event that can be sponsored.

Organise a coffee morning, sponsored silence, no uniform at work day, Funny Feet Friday, cake sale at work or in your local area. Organise a music night, karaoke night, themed party night, race night, casino night  etc.– all of these events will be fully supported by a member of our fundraising staff.

We will supply a branded tee shirt  and sponsor form or you can set up a Just Giving Page for Heel & Toe

How You Can Support Heel & Toe

  • make Heel & Toe Children’s Charity you charity of the year

  • host a fundraising event

  • bring staff to an Heel & Toe Children’s Charity event

  • provide payroll giving

  • match-fund employee contributions

  • donate a percentage of profits or commission to the charity

  • donate your employees’ expertise and time to the charity

  • round-up to invoices/product sales and donate the extra

  • show support in an email footer or link to Heel & Toe Children’s Charity’s website

  • have a charity Collection Tin in your place of work

  • have a charity Merchandise Box in your place of work (pictured right)

Why Support Heel & Toe

Make Heel & Toe Your Charity Of The Year

If you choose Heel & Toe Children’s Charity as your Charity of the Year, we will work with you to create a bespoke calendar of engaging events, tailored to help meet your business goals and corporate social responsibility needs.

This is a great opportunity to bring together your staff for a worthwhile local cause that they can identify with and feel passionate about. We support you to help engage your staff and get them involved in fundraising activities, volunteering time and skills, events, challenges and more.

Your business will also benefit from developing staff skills, commercial opportunities and increased brand awareness.

More often, business are seeing the benefits of working with us as a Charity of The Year Supporter for multiple years, strengthening the partnership within the companies’ culture to deliver mutually beneficial results and a lasting legacy.

Business Sponsor Testimonials

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell started working with Heel and Toe in 2009. It has been amazing to see them develop over the last few years to a position where they are able to offer so many more children free conductive education and therapy and to develop their therapy services.

We work with a number of clients who have Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities and it is always a struggle for them to access the intensive therapy they really need. The services Heel and Toe provide are excellent. Conductive Therapy is a free service which families would not be able to access without Heel and Toe. The charity also provides access to specialist physiotherapists and speech and language therapists.

Given restricted resources in the local community many families would not be able to access the therapy their children desperately need without Heel and Toe. Intensive therapy makes a real difference to the lives of children the charity work with and for some it can have a real impact on mobility.

Heel and Toe provide a valuable service to Irwin Mitchell. Finding appropriate therapists to work with our clients has often been difficult in the past. Now that Heel and Toe offer therapy services we know that we will be able to source the therapists we need for our clients at competitive prices.

Angela Kirtley, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors  

Avoca CE

Mark has been a supporter of Heel & Toe since 2014 and more recently came on board as a Trustee. He got involved after I sent an introduction letter asking if he had a dedicated charity and has been one of our most active supporters ever since.
Mark has done a skydive and a wing walk for us, as well as taking part in the GNR. He also has got members of his staff running the GNR, as well as his wife Carly. He has sponsored our Heel & Toe GNR vests the last couple of years and also this year’s Golf Day.
In the office he has set up a Tuck Shop which has raised over £1,400 in the last two years, as well as raising over £3,000 from various events.

“The help Heel and Toe provide, purely through fundraising, is exceptional. It provides much needed treatment for the children as well as respite for their parents and that can’t be underestimated. I first started fundraising for Heel & Toe by taking part in their Skydive and as soon as I found out more about the charity and the work they do I was hooked. What started out as a means to raise a little money and do a sky dive quickly turned into something that I am passionate about. I was honoured when I was asked to be a Trustee and hope I can help them to continue making such a positive difference to people’s lives.”

Mark Hooper, Avoca CE  

Stanley Travel

Andrew has been a supporter and Ambassador of Heel & Toe since 2012. He got involved after I approached Andrew to ask if he had a dedicated charity. Heel & Toe have been their chosen charity ever since. Andrew has personally fundraised by doing a number of marathons for us, as well as getting his son Gavin to do the GNR and daughter Megan to do a zipslide.

They have raised over £6,000 since becoming a charity partner.
He supports our Golf Day every year by putting a team in and also sponsors our Champagne Reception at our Annual Ball. Stanley Travel provide us with a free coach every year for our Christmas Coach Trip, as well as reduced costs for coaches to support events such as the Coast to Coast.

“Heel and Toe has been our charity of choice for a number of years now. At Stanley Travel our aim is to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity within our local region. The services offered include free conductive education, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. I’m personally privileged as an Ambassador of Heel and Toe to help spread the word of all the fantastic work they do in offering services for children and young adults with cerebral palsy. In addition to this, the Charity offers a professional listening ear to families and individuals who at times are often over-whelmed by the challenges that they face.”

Andrew Scott, Stanley Travel 

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