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Archive: January - 2017

New Year, New You, New Challenge with Payroll Giving

New Year, New You, New Challenge with Payroll Giving

Posted On: 20/12/17

A new year is the perfect time to get fit and complete the challenge you’ve always wanted to face!

 

New Year's resolution

From payroll giving, walks and hikes to half marathons and swimming challenges, we have a huge variety of fundraising events to help you fulfil your dreams and stick to your New Year's resolutions... it's a win-win situation.

Browse through our events and sign up to run, walk, swim or cycle for SeeAbility, to kick-start your new year with a commitment to help fund the...

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Categories: Giving for Futures

Hargreaves Lansdown research finds 43% of employees cite Payroll Giving as one of the most valuable financial benefits.

Hargreaves Lansdown research finds 43% of employees cite Payroll Giving as one of the most valuable financial benefits.

Posted On: 20/12/17

The company's report, entitled Workplace benefits, surveyed a total of 349 employers across the UK and found that workplace pensions are one of the most valuable financial benefits for employees, with this being cited by 36 per cent of respondents.

Valued

Other valued financial benefits for employees include season ticket loans (44 per cent) and payroll giving (43 per cent). Employers also believe that a share option scheme is a valuable benefit for employees, with this being...

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Categories: General

Party season at GOSH supported by Payroll Giving

Party season at GOSH supported by Payroll Giving

Posted On: 20/12/17

Hundreds of children cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and their families were joined by celebrity friends and costumed characters to celebrate Christmas this week, at a magical festive party.

Guests including Olympian Helen Glover MBE, TV presenter Steve Backshall, James and Tristan from The Vamps, sports presenter Amanda Davies, X Factor's Talia Dean, Nativity star Marc Wootton, CBBC presenter Naomi Wilkinson and actor Bobby Lockwood, helped spread Christmas...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

Today 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy, more than 50 of these will be children. Smile a Minute supports treatment

Today 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy, more than 50 of these will be children. Smile a Minute supports treatment

Posted On: 13/12/17

There are millions of children, women and men living with leprosy worldwide. Although completely curable, many people are unable to access treatment, even though the cure is free.

We work to find, treat and rehabilitate these hidden people.

The facts

  • Leprosy is a bacterial disease which affects the skin and nerves
  • The first sign of leprosy is usually a patch of discoloured skin
  • If left untreated, leprosy causes loss of sensation, paralysis, ulcers and infections, which can lead to blindness and...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

Autotrader finalists at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

Autotrader finalists at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

Posted On: 04/12/17

One of the things that make us happy is to have our fabulous Employers recognised for all their hard work and dedication to the Payroll Giving scheme.   

Autotrader reached the finals of the Most Successful Sustained Scheme - Medium Employer at the NPGEA event held in the beautiful surrounds of the Clothmakers Hall on 22nd November.   A glittering event surrounded by the best Employers in this space.

Autotrader are dedicated to making a difference in the communities in which they...

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Categories: General

Payroll Giving supports Toybox work with street children

Payroll Giving supports Toybox work with street children

Posted On: 29/11/17

Over recent years there has been a change in the nature of risk for street children. They are no longer ignored and seen as worthless. Vulnerable children are now seen as ‘commodities’ that can be exploited by those who would do them harm, and even in some cases by those who need them to access services they cannot access on their own.

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Categories: Make a Difference

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards winners

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards winners

Posted On: 25/11/17

Our National Payroll Giving Excellence Award Winners celebrated in the opulent Clothmakers Hall, London.

What a fantastic night we had in the Clothmakers Hall, a fabulous location, uplifting atmosphere with beautiful music supplied by the string quartet.  The champagne flowed and the canapes were delicious. 

All of the Employers represented at this occasion had been chosen by the judging panel as the top three organisations in each sector so were to be revered for their dedication and...

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Categories: General

Carers Rights day 24th November - show you care with Payroll Giving

Carers Rights day 24th November - show you care with Payroll Giving

Posted On: 24/09/17

Carers Rights Day

Each year we hold Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. If you are caring for someone at the moment and would like to find out more about your rights and how to get help, click here

The next Carers Rights Day will be on Friday 24th...

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How can Payroll Giving donations help young people with MS in the Care Crisis?

How can Payroll Giving donations help  young people with MS in the Care Crisis?

Posted On: 14/11/17

Younger people with MS stuck in care homes for older people

We’ve discovered more than 3,000 people in England under the age of 65 – including people with MS – are living in care homes for older people.

That means that, across the country, almost one in seven younger adults in residential care could be living in homes that were never designed for them.

Another symptom of the care crisis

We know that older people’s homes can’t always meet all the needs of younger...

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Categories: Make a Difference

You'd be surprised what a difference a £10 Payroll Giving donation can make.

You'd be surprised what a difference a £10 Payroll Giving donation can make.

Posted On: 09/11/17

Together For Animals exist to help five animal charities do the fantastic work that they do. Each donation they receive is distributed equally to all five member charities, making it a unique way of supporting a range of charities helping thousands of animals in desperate need of our help in both the UK and across the world.    

As little as £10 buys food for an abandoned pet waiting for a loving new home.   Read more

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Categories: Together for Change

Awaken your senses with Payroll Giving

Awaken your senses with Payroll Giving

Posted On: 01/11/17

Awaken your senses

Being blind doesn’t necessarily mean living in total darkness. Did you know that 93 per cent of the people in the UK who are registered as blind or partially sighted can actually see something? 

By holding an In The Dark event you will not only be raising funds to make every day better for those living with sight loss but also be helping raise awareness of living with limited vision. You’ll have the opportunity to awaken and focus on your other senses...

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Categories: Friends at Work

Read how Payroll Giving donations to the TMCA saved a life - Mel's story

Read how Payroll Giving donations to the TMCA saved a life - Mel's story

Posted On: 24/09/17

When Mel first arrived at YMCA, she was vulnerable and afraid and had run out of options. After her parents split up when she was 12, Mel found herself relying on the wrong crowd for support, taking recreational drugs, drinking and missing school. By 16, the relationship with her parents had completely broken down and she was made homeless.

Mel started sleeping on friends’ sofas and sometimes had to sleep rough – breaking into abandoned buildings just to try and escape the...

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Categories: Giving for Futures

Harvard students choose Sightsavers as top charity. You can support with Payroll Giving.

Harvard students choose Sightsavers as top charity.  You can support with Payroll Giving.

Posted On: 24/09/17

Students studying effective altruism and health care at Harvard University have selected Sightsavers to receive a grant of US$25,000.

The students, from the secondary concentration in Global Health and Health Policy, took the class ‘Reimagining Health Care: Effective Altruism and Beyond’ at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. They were taught by Professor Nir Eyal from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

As part of the class, the students explored what...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

Oliver’s Bake a Difference 9-13 October 2017 supported by Payroll Giving

Oliver’s Bake a Difference 9-13 October 2017 supported by Payroll Giving

Posted On: 24/09/17

Sammy de Laszlo looks like any other 8 year old, happily playing with his favourite cars, or trying to chase his elder brother Thomas in the park. It’s in this situation however, that you notice that Sammy cannot keep up with his brother, this is because Sammy has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Sammy’s parents, Oliver and Tricia have been raising money and awareness for over three years to help fund research into treatments that will help not just Sammy, but all children...

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Categories: Make a Difference

Payroll Giving helps Malachi’s happy place

Payroll Giving helps Malachi’s happy place

Posted On: 24/09/17

Malachi is a lively three year old with a cheeky sense of humour and although he’s limited physically, Acorns lets him do some of the things he loves!

At six weeks old, Malachi contracted a severe chest infection and was rushed into intensive care where tests revealed that because his blood pressure had been so low, his brain had been deprived of oxygen.

The family were given the news that would change their lives; that Malachi had permanent brain damage and may not be able...

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Categories: Together for Change

Working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to improve care

Working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to improve care

Posted On: 23/01/17

Muscular Dystrophy UK are working in partnership with individuals and families affected by muscle-wasting conditions to ensure that NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are aware of their responsibilities in providing  best practice healthcare to people with muscle-wasting conditions.

In England there are 211 CCGs, all of which have the responsibility for local NHS budgets for care like physiotherapy and the provision of equipment such as cough assist machines.

It is important that local CCGs...

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Categories: Make a Difference

Pat: “As someone who’s been through it, I understand how parents feel”

Pat: “As someone who’s been through it, I understand how parents feel”

Posted On: 14/01/17

Pat looks back 25 years to when she cared for her daughter, who struggled with an eating disorder in her young adulthood. The isolation she felt at the time has motivated her to run her own support group, so she can be there for other families going through the same situation.

For the first few years I was in completely unknown territory. I can see now that the signs were there, but it wasn’t until Princess Diana spoke on TV about her own struggles with an eating disorder that I really...

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Categories: Together for Change

Cycling the season

Cycling the season

Posted On: 09/01/17

Stephen Kingdom - a die hard Crystal Palace FC fan and passionate cyclist - has taken on a huge challenge to raise money to help us support families with disabled children.

Stephen, who lives in South London, will clock up a phenomenal 6,000 miles as he cycles to and from every one of the Eagles' 38 matches this Premier League season. 

Stephen aims to raise at least £10,000 for Contact a Family - help him get there by visiting his JustGiving page.

Keep up with Stephen's progress by visiting...

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Categories: Friends at Work

Conquer the Broadgate Tower!

Conquer the Broadgate Tower!

Posted On: 02/01/17

Climb to the top of London's impressive Broadgate Tower with Action On Hearing Loss's sponsored stair climb in March 2017. With 877 steps and a panoramic view of London at the top, this is a great way to keep your healthy New Year’s resolution on track.

Register now for your unique chance to conquer one of London's tallest buildings while raising vital funds for Action on Hearing Loss.

After registering, you’ll receive a fundraising pack full of useful tips and Jennifer, from our Events...

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