Are you seeking a corporate partnership with a small national charity where you can have a large impact on their work? If so, please talk to us!
What do we do?
Facial Palsy UK is a national charity empowering people affected by facial paralysis to share their stories, to help each other and to not hide away. Facial palsy is a condition where the muscles in the face do not receive the necessary signals to function as they should, resulting in the inability to smile and close or blink the eye. One or both sides of the face can be affected. There are over fifty different causes of facial palsy, many of which result in permanent facial paralysis. Facial palsy can affect anyone, at any time, at any age.
Facial Palsy UK is the only charity in the world doing the specific work that it does. We provide local support groups, family days for children, information and support by telephone and email; as well as raise awareness, educate health professionals and promote the need for research.
Who are we?
Facial Palsy UK was founded by health professionals in 2012 who recognised a need for more support for their patients and for research into this often misunderstood condition. We currently employ just two members of staff who are supported by a team of volunteers. The day-to-day operations are managed by someone who was born with facial palsy and our governing board bring a mix of skills and personal experience of the condition to the charity. Facial Palsy UK is a charity that has not learned bad habits, we have never employed high pressure fundraising techniques and feel that transparency and respect for our stakeholders is vital to our continued success. By choosing Facial Palsy UK you would be working with a niche charity and helping us to grow in terms of experience as well as financially.
How can we help you?
We know that Facial Palsy UK needs to be a good fit for your organisation. We would be happy to speak to you about what we do and why we do it., and to understand your goals. Perhaps your company is associated with today’s image obsessed society and you want to counter this in some way. Or maybe you create products that help people with issues such as dry eye, just one of many issues people with facial palsy can suffer with. We would love to explore how we can work with you in more detail.
How could your company help?
The expertise of your staff could make a valuable contribution to our work by reviewing our business processes, improving our efficiency and helping our charity grow. A long term partnership could help us achieve and sustain positive impact year on year.
Other skills that would benefit our organisation are fundraising, database programming, graphic design, research, event planning, PR, video creation and more. If you are passionate about making a difference, then we would like to hear from you.
Many people do not understand the impact of facial palsy until a loved one is affected and a smile is undervalued until lost. You could be the first company to throw the spotlight on this little understood condition.
These are just some ideas for how to get involved:
- Choose us as your Charity of the Year
- Employee fundraising
- Sponsorship & marketing opportunities
- Corporate partnerships
- Payroll giving
- Volunteering your time, expertise or services
To find out more about how you can help us support people living with facial palsy, please get in touch.
Last reviewed: 12-11-2016 || Next review due: 12-11-2018