The Spring lockdown and nationwide Covid-19 restrictions relating to the workplace and socialising have had a big impact on the ability of charities, large and small to fundraise in 2020. At Techs4Education, we have a strong track record in backing charities close to our heart and are proud to have continued our Salary Sacrifice scheme throughout this period. In the last six months Techs4Education and its parent company Excalibur Communications, are pleased to have raised over £3,600 for charity.
Each month employees choose to deduct a small percentage of their wages to be donated to an employee nominated charity. At the company wide monthly meetings – currently virtual – a colleague’s name is pulled out of a hat. This colleague is then able to select a charity of their choice to receive the month’s £600 donation.
Techs4Education engineer Ben, recently selected Nerve Tumours UK, a charity that provides support and information to the 26,500 plus people in the UK who have Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2) and Schwannomatosis. In addition to campaigning and raising awareness of the condition, Nerve Tumours UK aims to improve lives for people with nerve tumours, by making sure those affected have access to the help they require.
Karen Cockburn, Nerve Tumours UK, Charity Director , speaking about the donation said:
“Nerve Tumours UK are immensely grateful for this wonderful donation as we are only a small charity, and we are finding things extremely difficult in the current climate, as all events have either been postponed or cancelled. Your donation will pay for one of our part time Specialist Neurofibromatosis Nurses for two weeks, thus helping hundreds of people (We estimate that for each person with NF that we help, up to eight of their support network also benefits from our help.), and there is a huge demand for our services at present, as people with NF are more susceptible to Covid-19 because of some of their complications.”
Other recent Techs4Education and Excalibur donations include: Wiltshire Search and Rescue, Dorothy House Hospice (Winsley), Caring In Bristol, Mental Health and Wellbeing charity IPSUM and The Ashley Scrivens Foundation a youth sports accessibility grant making trust.