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Happy New Year with Payroll Giving

Happy New Year with Payroll Giving

Posted On: 01/01/19

We would like to thank you for your  donations to the  thousands of charities you have chosen with Payroll Giving over the past year and look forward to your continued support throughout 2019.  

Its a new year with endless opportunities to do good.   You can help us spread the Payroll Giving message by sharing how simple it is to set up a scheme with employers or sign up as a donor, with your friends and colleagues.   Pass it forward in 2019.  

We wish you a happy new year, may it be...

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Merry Christmas to the 1 million employees who donate to charities every payday with Payroll Giving.

Merry Christmas to the 1 million employees who donate to charities every payday with Payroll Giving.

Posted On: 11/12/18

Thank you for your continued support.    Without your support thousands of charities would be unable to continue the great work they do.    

We have some exciting news for 2019.  Watch this space.

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Did you celebrate Giving Tuesday with a Payroll Giving promotion?

Did you celebrate Giving Tuesday with a Payroll Giving promotion?

Posted On: 28/11/18

Giving Tuesday - what a fabulous day for donating or doing other good stuff for charity.  Our enthusiastic fundraisers were out in force working with our amazing employers to deliver the Payroll Giving message and raising funds for our clever consortiums ensuring they have the funds needed to continue delivering the fantastic work they do.   If your employees didn't have an opportunity to sign up at a Giving Tuesday event there's still an opportunity to sign up...

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National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards success

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards success

Posted On: 21/11/18

What a fantastic evening at the annual National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards in the Clothmakers Hall, London.  Very impressed by the standard of finalists and the dedication of Payroll Giving employers from every sector.   Absolutely delighted to have won Best Promotional Partnership - small employer with our client Autotrader.  We work closely with their Make a Difference team to ensure every colleague has the opportunity to join the scheme and support their chosen charity.

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National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards shortlist

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards shortlist

Posted On: 18/10/18

There are several times during the business year when we feel a great sense of job satisfaction - the smooth implementation of a new #payrollgiving scheme; the results of a successful innovative promotion campaign, our clients reaching the next level of Quality Mark and when our employer partners are shortlisted for and/or receive a National Payroll Giving Excellence Award. Delighted for all our employers who made the #NPGEA shortlist this week. Congratulations to all finalists. 

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Bell Fundraising receive Diamond Quality Mark

Bell Fundraising receive Diamond Quality Mark

Posted On: 27/06/18

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the first Employers to receive the new Diamond Quality Mark for our Payroll Giving scheme.   The Diamond Quality mark is awarded to Employers with over 30% of employees participating in their scheme.  This new standard was introduced to commemorate 30 years of Payroll Giving in 2017.  

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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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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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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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Payroll Giving makes you happy!

Payroll Giving makes you happy!

Posted On: 28/06/17

The Independent's ninth Happy List is a collection of 50 inspirational heroes and heroines whose kindness, courage and selflessness make our country a better place to live. The Happy List was founded in 2008 as an antidote to those tedious lists that celebrate wealth and big bank balances. Instead, it honours the Great Britons doing extraordinary things for others with no thought of personal gain, who often go largely unnoticed and unrewarded.

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National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2017

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2017

Posted On: 31/05/17

The National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards will be held on 22nd November 2017 in the Clothworkers Hall.  Entries must be submitted by 15th September 2017.

Looking forward to attending this event with our generous clients.  Click here to see this fabulous venue.

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New Diamond award for 30% employee participation

New Diamond award for 30% employee participation

Posted On: 11/05/17

We are delighted to announce that this year sees some changes coming to the Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards which will please many and make these prestigious “Marks” an even bigger and better driving force for employers to maximise the number of their employees who give.

Payroll Giving turned 30 in April, so to celebrate this we are launching a Diamond Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award, available from 2018, to all those companies who have 30% or more employees giving from their pay.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - This Learning Disability Week, meet Scarlett...

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - This Learning Disability Week, meet Scarlett...

Posted On: 27/06/16

Searching for a diagnosis for Scarlett


“Scarlett was born just before Christmas at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in West London. She was six weeks early and, at only 3lbs, she could fit in my hand. She was in hospital for the first six months to build up her strength, and because she would struggle to breathe and need oxygen. Then, rather charmingly, one of the consultants said she had dysmorphic features. We had no idea what that was and Googled it. It was a very traumatic time and the...

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Categories: General , Charity News , Smile a Minute

There is a "crisis" in children's mental health, reports The Guardian

Posted On: 02/05/16

The crisis in children’s mental health is far worse than most people suspect and we are in danger of “medicalising childhood” by focussing on symptoms rather than causes, the government’s mental health champion for schools has warned. Read the full news story here >> http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/apr/29/government-expert-warns-child-mental-health-crisis-worse-than-suspected

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Sam and Josh's story Autism spectrum condition

Posted On: 21/03/16

“When you have children with autism spectrum condition you can’t assume anything about family life. You simply have to tear up the rule book and start again,” says mother-of-five Cathy, whose youngest sons Sam and Josh were diagnosed with the condition aged six.


Sam and Josh, now aged 10, are identical twins. In many ways, they are just like other boys of their age, enjoying cub scouts and computer games, and they are gifted in maths and science. But they have a strong need for routine,...

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Charlie Swinbourne: How to persuade your local cinema to offer regular subtitled screenings

Posted On: 29/02/16

Deaf people love going to the cinema just as much as anyone else does, but as I wrote in this Guardian article back in 2011, we’re not well served by cinemas.

Often, the limited number of subtitled film screenings are badly advertised, arranged at inconvenient times (such as in the middle of a working day, or early morning at the weekends).

And when deaf people do find a screening and go along, the subtitles don’t always work.

That might not sound like a big deal, but when a deaf person’s...

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If you’re caring for a partner with MS, it's important that you also look after yourself.

Posted On: 22/02/16

If you’re caring for a partner with MS, you’ll have noticed how the spotlight tends to be on them.

Medical professionals, friends, and relatives may begin conversations with ‘how are they doing?’, while you may be quietly fuming or grieving. When others do acknowledge your needs, this may often simply be ‘remember to look after yourself – bye, now!’ 


How caring affects you



Sleep, intimacy, exercise, social life, and household demands will all be affected to varying degrees,...

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Great Ormond Street Hospital's history revealed in photography

Posted On: 12/01/16

When Great Ormond Street Hospital opened its doors in February 1852, it did so with a clear mission - to treat sick children, research their diseases and develop children's nursing. Yet it was limited by having just 10 beds.

Today, more than 4,000 photographs documenting the hospital's history have been collated in the GOSH annals.  This #GivetoGOSH article collects together just a few of them, take a look... http://ind.pn/1RfZ3A1img...

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Happy New Year

Posted On: 31/12/15

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our staff, friends, clients and charities a very Happy New Year.  May 2016 be a fantastic and rewarding year for everyone.

Best wishes.

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How can you possibly prepare to care for a parent full time?

Posted On: 29/11/15

A great post on the Carers UK website from Ruth Huntman who now cares for her father with dementia, how does she cope?

"As a journalist I have seen and done some surreal things, found myself in dangerous situations and interviewed countless A-list stars. Yet nothing could prepare me for caring for my 95-year-old father, who has dementia and now lives with me."

Used to interviewing the likes of J-Lo, journalist Ruth Huntman finds talking to other carers as a volunteer a whole lot more...

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How to tell your children you have breast cancer

Posted On: 22/10/15

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is incredibly overwhelming, but finding the words to tell your children can be just as hard. 
Breast Cancer Care's clinical nurse specialist, Catherine, gives her advice on how to tell you children you have breast cancer in The Huffington Post

Children will usually know if something is upsetting or worrying their mum, so although it might feel easier to hide it, specialists at cancer charities advise the opposite.  Read more here: 

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Blindness was just one of the obstacles John Lafferty overcame to succeed in the law

Posted On: 15/10/15

With determination you can get ahead, no matter your disadvantages,’ says John Lafferty, the UK's only full-time blind judge. Find out why he chose a career in law and what obstacles he overcame to get there.

Read the full article: http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/people/interview-john-lafferty/5051158.fullarticle

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National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2015

Posted On: 06/10/15

Bell Fundraising are delighted to see one of their brilliant fundraisers short-listed for the Best Fundraiser award at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2015.

Good luck Helen!!


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National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2015

Posted On: 06/10/15


The Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations have today announced the shortlist for this year’s National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards.

 

Mervi Slade of Save the Children, Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “Once again we were delighted to have received so many entries for this year’s Awards, recognising organisations and individuals that have contributed so much to Payroll Giving promotions throughout the past year.  These awards have been...

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Last week employees from Premier Inn competed in the Premier Inn Bed Push, an unusual new way to raise vital funds for GOSH.

Posted On: 15/09/15

Last week employees from Premier Inn competed in the Premier Inn Bed Push, an unusual new way to raise vital funds for GOSH.

Premier Inn team members raced to push a bed 100m in the fastest time. Following regional heats in Blyth and Nottingham, yesterday GOSH patient Zoe and her family joined Premier Inn teams at the grand final in Central London.

The race took place directly before the Aviva Tour of Britain final. Huge thanks to everyone at Premier Inn for all of your amazing support!

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Eight-year-old Charlie wrote a school assignment about his little brother Dan

Posted On: 10/09/15

Have you spotted this great piece by the Daily Telegraph on the McLellan family today? Eight-year-old Charlie wrote a school assignment about his little brother Dan, who has Ullrich muscular dystrophy. Charlie wrote about Dan as his hero as "he is poorly but doesn’t complain at all", where as his classmates chose the likes of Ironman, Superman and other super heroes.

>> http://bit.ly/1L1g5hB

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Help and support from Breast Cancer Care

Posted On: 05/09/15

If you have concerns or questions about breast cancer, or just need someone to talk to, Breast Cancer Care are there to support you.


Whether you're worried about breast health and want the facts, need some support to face breast cancer, or want to reach out and talk to someone, we are here for you. - See more 

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New Website Launched

Posted On: 02/07/15

Welcome to our new website and we hope that you enjoy the clearer fresher layout, our updated charity consortium pages and our news page. This page will keep you in touch with all of our wonderful charity clients and how they are using the much needed funds that our donors provide through payroll giving.

Here is an update from one of our charities:

Construction begins on Great Ormond Street Hospital’s new building

Construction of the Premier Inn Clinical Building, an ambitious world-class...

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