Jewellers hailed for £300,000 payroll donation

Beaverbrooks staff hailed
Beaverbrooks staff hailed

A Fylde coast based jewellery chain has been praised for raising more than £300,000 via Workplace Giving.

With 33 per cent of its employees regularly donating through Workplace Giving – more than five times the national average of six per cent – Beaverbrooks is one of the North West’s top corporate supporters of the scheme.

If employers could do one thing which would cost them nothing but make a real difference to the world around them, it would be to ensure they offer a Payroll Giving scheme. It really is a no-brainer

The retailer was one of the first employers to sign-up to Workplace Giving’s Geared for Giving campaign in 2008 and has since won accolades including the ‘Payroll Giving Platinum Award 2015’ for its commitment to giving in the workplace.

Mark Adlestone, Beaverbrooks’ chairman, urged other firms to join the government sponsored scheme that allows staff to contribute money to charity through their salaries.

He said: “If employers could do one thing which would cost them nothing but make a real difference to the world around them, it would be to ensure they offer a Payroll Giving scheme. It really is a no-brainer.”

Peter O’Hara, managing director at Workplace Giving UK, said: “Beaverbrooks has wholeheartedly embraced Payroll Giving and is a true ambassador of the scheme.

“The amount raised is truly phenomenal and demonstrates just how giving Beaverbrooks’ people are.”