Whitbread staff to donate up to £500,000 to charities

Employees of Whitbread are to donate half a million pounds to UK based charities over the next 12 months, following record take-up of a recent payroll giving campaign across the country.

Run in conjunction with Charities Trust and Payroll Giving in Action (PGA), nearly 4,000 new Whitbread donors opted to join in the payroll giving scheme during an eight week campaign.

As part of the launch campaign, Whitbread is double matching and Charities Trust is matching every first donation made, creating further funds.

Angie Risley, head of HR at Whitbread, said: “As one of the largest employers in the UK and as a company concerned for the communities in which we work, we believe it is our responsibility to promote these schemes, ” she said.

“Our employees regularly participate in initiatives we run – whether it’s supporting our charities of the year, or actively getting involved in massive recycling schemes. But they each have personal initiatives that they like to support.

“Payroll giving works for both our employees and for us, not to mention the charities we support.”

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