Many companies choose to support charities and there are a number of ways that this can be done. By choosing to support The Laura Centre you will be helping us to help others at a time when they most need support. It is probable that someone working for you now has suffered the loss of a child or parent and, whilst on the face of it will seem to be “getting on with things”, will deep down be suffering like few can understand.
Payroll giving is so easy to set up but if you are not sure how to do it then just give us a call and we can point you in the right direction. A good place to start though is by checking out the Payroll Giving Info Site. To see how effective this type of giving can be take a look below.
John Smith wants to give £10 per month from his salary. If Gift Aided then the inland revenue will pay us the basic rate tax on the gross earnings plus 3.2% transitional relief. This adds a further £2.80 making a donation of £12.80 in total.
Charity of the Year
Many companies these days choose a “Charity of the Year” and encourage their employees the give as well as the company itself donating. Should you be one of these businesses could we encourage you to consider The Laura Centre
Many companies hold what are known as “employee days” on a regular basis. For instance fridays may be designated as Casual or Jeans Day so why not encourage them to raise money for charity at the same time by levying a charge of say £1. You will amazed how quickly those £1’s grow into quite a large donation.
Another way is to have a swear box or a bad behavior box. This not only raises money for The Laura Centre but also helps to generate comfortable environment.
There are many ways that “employee days” can be turned to charitable advantage. Why not get your thinking caps on and give it a go.