Over half of all employees at The Entertainer give regularly to more than 200 different charities in the UK.
The Entertainer has announced that its employees have helped to raise £1m for charity through Payroll Giving, an initiative launched by the company in 2011 to make it easier for employees to make donations through their pay.
Over half of all employees at The Entertainer are now giving regularly to over 200 different charities in the UK from their pay. The company matches every donation pound for pound, with employees new to the scheme also enjoying an additional £25 for their chosen charity when they first sign up. With charities losing around £600m in unclaimable tax each year, Payroll Giving provides worthy causes with much-needed income.
The Entertainer has also been awarded a Diamond level Payroll Giving Quality Mark for the second year running, in celebration of its ongoing success in engaging employees in the initiative.
Gary Grant, founder and chairman of The Entertainer, commented: “Giving back is at the heart of The Entertainer, which is why each year we donate 10% of our profits to a number of children’s charities and organisations. We also encourage all our employees to support a charity of their choice in whatever way they can, with The Entertainer matching each donation. We are absolutely delighted that the total raised has now reached £1m – we couldn’t be prouder of our caring and generous team.”
Amit Aggarwal, director of corporate partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, one of the charities benefiting from the scheme, added: “The money raised through payroll giving by the employees of The Entertainer, and generously matched by the company, will make a huge difference to the lives of seriously ill children who come to Great Ormond Street Hospital from across the UK for specialist care and treatment. Regular donations such as those provided by payroll giving help charities plan ahead for how we can best support our beneficiaries, and we are incredibly grateful for every single contribution.”