Fundraise at Work

Fundraising at work is a great way to break the norm of the working day. There are lots of ways you can raise funds for our veterans in your workplace.

A few tips to remember are:

  • Make sure you have your employer’s permission to raise funds.  Some company’s may even contribute towards your fundraising through a matched giving scheme
  • Give yourself plenty of time to plan
  • Get other people involved – don’t do it yourselves, form a committee to get more ideas.
  • Encourage your employer to choose Erskine as your ‘Charity of the Year’
  • Make good use of social media.  Include our twitter name @Erskine1916 on any tweets and we will re-tweet and wish you luck!
  • Put some baby pics up and play “Guess the Baby” at £1 per guess
  • Involve your clients/customers in your fundraising day by inviting them to join in on the fun.

Case Study: Edinburgh Airport

Throughout the year, Edinburgh Airport staff organised a huge amount of fundraising initiatives for Erskine including a Summer raffle, a Christmas raffle, awards dinners, a quiz night, “ride the runway” and “paper airplane” challenges, setting up their own ‘Text To Give’ number and displaying it on all of their check-in screens and much, much more!  Erskine also received the money from foreign currency donated by passengers throughout the airport.  The total raised by Edinburgh Airport for Erskine was an incredible £25,000!

This partnership not only raised much needed funds for Erskine but raised awareness of the vital work we do caring for veterans in Scotland. We are so grateful to all the staff at Edinburgh Airport for their dedication.  Thank you!

Edinburgh Airport Screen

Case Study: Erskine Asset Team, Aberdeen

Erskine Asset Team

The Erskine Asset Team, based in Aberdeen, are part of Chevron North Sea Limited oil and gas company.  Andy and Geoff from the team completed a 171 mile, 3 day cycle between Aberdeen and Edinburgh, raising an amazing £3,425 for our veterans.  Andy first got in touch with us after he had taken over the helm as the Erskine Asset Manager.

He thought supporting a charity would be a great way of bringing the team together:

“It just shows how simple connections such as the name ‘Erskine’ can form a bond that we hope to grow in the future.  Connections such as these can help build team morale and a sense of community, which is invaluable to ensure we achieve our targets within Chevron.”

Want to get involved at work?

Contact your local fundraiser who can provide you with help and ideas.