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Our Payroll Giving Scheme receives recognition at national awards ceremony

26 Nov 2019

The University was Highly Commended in the Most Sustained Scheme category at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards in London on 18 November.

Award presentation

The submission highlighted how our scheme recently exceeded £1 million in donations and linked giving with wellbeing through highlighting how we know that seeing yourself and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding. The judges gave particular mention to  the wellbeing aspect on the awards night. Karen Heaton, Director of Human Resources described this as a “fantastic achievement.”

The award acknowledges all the generous donations by staff at the University who give to a wide array of charities so generously every month via our Payroll Giving Scheme. In the past 12 months staff have donated to charities including Shelter, Oxfam, United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF, Cancer Research UK, Mind and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be attending our Staff Wellbeing Fair on 28 November in the University’s Whitworth Hall and will also be giving a talk and a demonstration of Hearing Dog Jessie’s skills on Giving Tuesday and wanted to share their thanks to all staff for donations:

Thank you so much to everyone who gives to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. You make a huge difference to the lives of deaf people, whilst payroll giving saves the Charity admin time and allows us to better plan our work.

Further information

Payroll Giving Scheme

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf