Support from businesses is an essential part of fundraising at Wales Air Ambulance. Getting involved is a fun and rewarding way for employees to contribute to their community; and for employers to engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) schemes and team building days.
Corporate fundraising is diverse and exciting – there is a host of ways to take part and many businesses come forward with new and creative ideas every year. Here are just a few of the ways that businesses have helped us:
- Payroll giving – for more information please see below
- Charity of the Year sponsorship
- Team at the Cardiff Half Marathon
- Volunteering staff time in our shops and warehouse
- Fancy dress in the office
- Team walk in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge
- Match funding for staff fundraising events
For more information on how your business can get involved please call the fundraising team on 0844 85 84 999.
Payroll giving is simple to run, flexible and a great way for staff to give to charity through PAYE. People who receive their company/personal pension through PAYE can participate too. With deductions made before tax, each donation goes that little bit further – adding to that feel good factor of helping Wales Air Ambulance through the workplace.
For example, it would cost an employee who pays tax at the basic rate of 20% just £8 to make a £10 donation to charity. And it would cost an employee who pays tax at the higher rate of 40% just £6 to make the same sized donation.
The deducted money goes to an Inland Revenue-approved Payroll Giving Agency, such as the Charities Aid Foundation, and they do the rest – sending the donated monies direct to us.
You can find out more about Payroll Giving and approved agencies on the HMRC website.
Alternatively, head straight to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website for more information on their Give As You Earn scheme.