News Story – Payroll Givers already making a difference locally

Lady Mayoress Lynda Brown; Councillor Helena Spencer; Lord Mayor Danny Brown; Stacey Middlewood GiveHEY

Lady Mayoress Lynda Brown; Councillor Helena Spencer; Lord Mayor Danny Brown; Stacey Middlewood GiveHEY

As part of the launch of the Hull City Council’s new Payroll Giving service

GiveHEY entered all new donors (and continuing donors increasing their donations) into a draw to win a Fair Trade Hamper.  In addition, GiveHEY pledged to donate £50 to a charity chosen by the winner of the draw.

We are thrilled to announce the winner; Councillor Helena Spencer of Newington Ward.

Helena chose payroll giving as her preferred method of giving to charity because it of its ease,

If people can set up a system and then don’t have to think about it again, it makes life much easier ………….. It comes out of my members allowance before the money goes into my bank, I don’t notice its absence.

Helena generously chose to donate both the prize money and the hamper to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund with whom she has had a close working and personal relationship with in recent years,

Because they generally tend to benefit charities with a local focus there is more of a feeling of giving something back to the local community and you can often see the results.  …………. I discovered last year how time-consuming it is to continually try and fund-raise so this has given me more of an incentive than ever to give

In terms of promoting Payroll Giving generally to would be donors Helena stated,

It is also important to emphasise that any amount, no matter how small will help the charity of their choice

This year the Lord Mayor‘s Charity Appeal is supporting three locally based charities, Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind (HERIB), CASE Training supporting young people with a learning disability and Age UK Hull providing services for older people in the area.

The Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull Danny Brown was delighted to receive the £50 prize money on behalf of the charity and thanked Councillor Helena Spencer for her donation of the Hamper to be used for further fund raising purposes.

The Lord Mayor spoke of the difficulties faced by charities in the present economic climate noting that not only was there a reduction in funding opportunities but that there was an ever increasing demand upon services provided by our voluntary and community sector.  He also suggested that the funding situation was not expected to improve in any way for the next three years or longer,

I believe that small but regular donations will provide the voluntary and community groups providers with some certainty and security on a regular basis.  I would encourage all would be givers to consider using the payroll system for all their donations whether they be large or small because they can be secure in the knowledge that their donation is going to the charity of their choice, and the worry of organising the transaction has been done for them

Payroll Giving is a tax effective way to support charitable work, providing immediate tax relief which means less administration for the charity.  Becoming a donor is simple to set up and allows you to give on a regular basis over a period of time.

If you would like to become a donor or would like more information about Payroll Giving please access our GiveHEY website or contact us direct: 01482 320021


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