Em­ploy­ees can help out with ‘Give As You Earn’

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

COM­PA­NIES and busi­nesses in East Cheshire are be­ing asked to take part in a win-win scheme.

The cor­po­rate fundrais­ing team at East Cheshire Hospice are soon to pro­mote Pay­roll Giv­ing which is now in its 30th year. Any­one that is em­ployed or re­ceives a works pen­sion is el­i­gi­ble for pay­roll giv­ing where em­ploy­ees choose to give a gift each month or week straight from their pay.

Since pay­roll giv­ing launched in 1987 it has raised £2 bil­lion with Pay­roll Givers rais­ing £130mil­lion last year alone.

“Pay­roll giv­ing is re­ally con­ve­nient and the most cost-ef­fec­tive way to sup­port our work,” says Camilla Crock­ett, the cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ships man­ager at the hospice. “As it is taken be­fore tax, it ac­tu­ally costs the em­ployee less to give more and the hospice can re­claim 25p on ev­ery £1 that is given.

“We are hop­ing that more lo­cal busi­nesses and their em­ploy­ees will join up this year.”

The scheme is now used by more than 2,700 em­ploy­ers across the UK - from re­tail­ers to banks, fi­nan­cial ser­vices firms, me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions and pub­lic sec­tor bod­ies. Em­ploy­ers in­clude big house­hold names such as Sains­bury’s and the Royal Mail but also hun­dreds of much smaller em­ploy­ers whose em­ploy­ees find it an easy way to sup­port their lo­cal char­i­ties.

Pay­roll Giv­ing, also called Give As You Earn, has more than 220,000 peo­ple through­out the UK signed up to the scheme with an av­er­age monthly do­na­tion of around £20.

Ded­i­cated pay­roll giv­ing has a new web­site with lots of in­for­ma­tion for busi­nesses and em­ploy­ees https:// pay­roll­giv­ing­por­tal.uk/. Em­ploy­ees or em­ploy­ers who want to get in­volved can call the cor­po­rate fundrais­ing team to find out more on 01625 665692.

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