Tagged with: Businesses corporate Marie Curie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Like printing money: charities to benefit from each colour copy National office supplies company Document XL is this month launching its innovative ‘Charity Wrap’ fundraising scheme, making CSR easier than ever for companies by donating money to their chosen charity each time they produce a colour document.Document XL MD Stephen Dobson came up with the idea after reading in a trade magazine that on average, each year, every person in the UK produces over 70,000 copies and prints, mostly in colour and printed on commercial copiers and printers, with most organisations paying anywhere between 4-12 pence to produce a colour document.Stephen thought if his company could capture even a small percentage of these colour pages and donate up to 15% of the copy charge to a company’s chosen charity, thousands of pounds could be raised for good causes in a highly tax efficient way.When Document XL, an authorised Xerox Business Partner, secures an order to supply a company with a business photocopier, printer or multi function machine, they ask the company which charity they’d like to support. Document XL then approaches the charity for their branding, key message and national fundraising telephone number to create the ‘charity wrap’ which can be used on a Xerox copier/printer of any size.The first printers created with the ‘charity wrap’ are for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity very close to Stephen’s heart as his mum was treated by Marie Curie nurses during her long battle with cancer. But the wraps can be created for any charity provided they’re able to provide relevant branding and images.Marie Curie Cancer Care Regional Corporate Development Manager Brian Curran said: “We are delighted that Document XL will be supporting us in this way and hope that this initiative raises thousands of pounds for our nurses and Hospices.”Monies are forwarded to a company’s chosen charity each quarter and participating businesses can be seen to be supporting their nominated charity for the lifecycle of the printer which can be included on their CSR Policy, features on their website and any other marketing materials.Most organisations keep a commercial copier or printer for anywhere between 3 to 5 years, therefore each charity is likely to receive funding on a regular basis for many years to come which helps with their planning and budgeting for ongoing projects.Stephen, MD of Document XL, which has offices in Leeds and Rochdale, said: “It’s such a simple idea that I cannot understand why no-one has ever thought of it before. We’re looking to talk to organisations which produce more than 500 colour documents a month, such as schools, universities, national and multi-national companies, really anyone with a conscience who is looking to actively make a difference.”For more information on the “Charity Wrap” fundraising scheme, please visit www.documentxl.com/fundraising and for any enquiries about how to get involved, contact [email protected] or phone 08456 448 600.– ends –Notes to Editor:Images of Stephen Dobson (L) and Brian Curran from Marie Curie (R) are attachedStephen Dobson is available for further commentFor more information please contact:Chocolate PRHelen MacGregor0113 236 [email protected] Howard Lake | 24 November 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents have made no financial provision for the future, according to research by Equiniti Employee Services.Its survey of 1,189 UK employees found that less than a third (32%) of respondents save regularly.The research also found:More than a quarter (27%) try to save but monthly financial commitments make this difficult.81% of respondents face everyday financial challenges.29% of respondents worry about paying off their mortgage, while 14% are concerned that they will not be able to get onto the housing ladder.Around a fifth (19%) worry that they will not be able to retire. Other concerns include clearing debts (29%) and being able to afford treats and life’s luxuries (24%).After improving work-life balance (42%), saving for the future is cited as a key lifestyle consideration (37%). This is followed by a higher salary (24%) and having a pension (23%).Two-thirds (66%) say that joining an employee share scheme would cause them to take a greater interest in their financial personal planning.41% of 18-24 year old respondents and 36% of 24-35 year old respondents said an employee share scheme would make them save regularly for the future.Phil Ainsley (pictured), managing director of employee services at Equiniti, said: “The economic downturn contributed to a long-term savings gap, which threatens to become a financial time bomb.“Our experience shows that on a day-to-day basis people find it difficult to save, however, when saving is structured, for instance as part of an employee share scheme, it is much easier.“We also see much greater engagement among younger employees where such plans exist. This suggests that the government could incentivise the introduction of share schemes, encouraging employers to make it a more attractive option to foster a savings culture that supports existing pension policy”.