We’re super excited at the Paycare Office this month as we have launched a company-wide initiative to help us continue making a real difference to causes and charities close to our hearts – something we all love to do!
We’ve recently launched our newest initiative, ‘MyGiving’, at Paycare, which provides staff with a direct donation of £250 each towards a charity of their choice.
The scheme complements our existing initiative, which provides employees with two additional (and fully-paid) days of annual leave each year, specifically so that we can make a real difference– whether it be fundraising, donating our time, or volunteering to support an event!
Our CEO, Kevin, explained: “In 2017 we launched our scheme to provide two extra days off to staff so that they could support a cause they care about, and this has been a huge success. As a not-for-profit we’re committed to our Employees, our Communities and our Policyholders, and we’re constantly thinking about how else we can give more back to all of these groups.
“The creation of our new ‘MyGiving’ scheme means that staff can each receive £250 in a direct donation to a charity or cause close to their hearts, making our not-for-profit status even more personal to them and providing greater emphasis on our mission to help others.
“It also benefits our Policyholders by showcasing how, by choosing Paycare, they are indirectly enhancing local communities, and it helps the charities and causes themselves, who rely so much on volunteers, donations, and support. It’s a win situation all-round and I’m thrilled with its uptake already. Emily, our Marketing & Partnerships Manager, has used some towards her Amazon Trek for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity this month, and Jodie, our Policy Administration Assistant, is planning to use the money to kick-start her half-marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK later this year. I look forward to reflecting on the combined impact we’ve been able to make as a team thanks to this initiative.”
Some more fantastic news too as last month Cheryl Glover, our Policy Administration Team Leader, held a quiz night at Paycare House in support of Cure Leukaemia, raising £900 in total through entry fees, raffle money, and the £250 donation by Paycare – it was a great night Cheryl!
Since then, Cheryl received some amazing feedback from Cure Leukaemia’s Head of Corporate Partnerships, Jackie Kelly:
“We would like to thank Cheryl for organising the quiz and raising such a fantastic amount in memory of her Dad,”
“This is a great initiative from Paycare to encourage their employees to grow an initial donation into a more substantial figure.
“Every penny raised will help fund our network of research to connect patients with the latest treatments for blood cancer as we continue towards our long-term aim of eradicating all forms of blood cancer within 15 years.
“We received great support from Paycare in recent years and they were among the key drivers of the fundraising to support former Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, and we look forward to hopefully working together again in the future.”
Once again – well done Cheryl, you did us all so proud. The team at Paycare is so grateful to be offered this initiative and to be given the opportunity to raise those all-important funds for charities that mean so much to us! We can’t wait to share more stories of our staff fundraising and charity efforts throughout the year 😊