We had £3,000 of charity money to donate before the end of the year – so we decided our valued Policyholders should choose how it was spent 🙌
With volunteering and fundraising opportunities being limited this year, money which would usually be distributed to the team to help them fundraise for a chosen charity has not been used. So, the Paycare team decided on three extremely worthy causes – and asked Policyholders to decide what percentage of the fund each cause would receive 🧡
Voters could choose between Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK; the city’s Food Banks; and The Phoenix Centre Specialist Pre-School.
Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure, and supports people living with dementia, and Dementia UK provides Admiral Nurses for families affected by the condition. They will receive £1,830 between them.
There are six Food Banks within Wolverhampton – all of whom help support individuals and families in need – which will get £885 in total.
And £300 will be given to The Phoenix Centre Specialist Pre-School, an independent charity which runs a pre-school and play group for children with an additional need, developmental delay or disability who live within the borough of Dudley.
Paycare’s Commercial Director Anthony Burns said:
“There are so many fantastic charities and voluntary organisations out there, and we wanted to ensure that both the team and the Policyholder community was really involved in deciding where this money would go – so what better way than by opening the decision up to a vote?
“We had some great suggestions from the Paycare team about which charities have helped them and their families or the wider community and should be included in the vote. We are thrilled to be able to support the final three causes, especially at the end of a year which has been unlike any other and so tough for the people accessing the fantastic and essential support that these charities provide.
“We wanted all three causes to benefit from the fundraising money, so each will receive a proportion of the £3,000 correlating with the proportion of votes they received. And each of the charities which were nominated by one of the team but weren’t in the final three will receive £100.”
Our Policyholders, Paycare Team and Community really are at the heart of everything we do 🧡