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      Capita and Village Hotels partner for Hope for a Coat campaign

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      Employees from Capita Travel and Events have been working with Village Hotels to keep those less fortunate warm over the winter season.  Over 400 coats as well as 50 winter accessories were donated by team members from across the company’s five nationwide sites as part of Village Hotels’ Hope for a Coat campaign.  Sharon Bannister, […]

      Birmingham PA Network raises £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

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      The PA Guide to Birmingham recently presented Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity with a cheque for £580.70 – money raised at its events over the first half of 2019. The PA network holds regular showcase events that attract large numbers of high profile PAs, EAs, Virtual Assistants (VAs) and support staff and other event organisers in […]

      Does your workplace need to rethink its CSR policy?

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      63% of employees in the UK do not receive any days off from their work to volunteer, as found by Perkbox. The data shows that this figure rises to a staggeringly high amount in certain industries. A huge 75% of those working in Healthcare, Architecture, Engineering and Building industries do not receive any volunteering days from their employers. […]

      NYS raises more than £3,000 for homeless charity

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      Capita’s specialist meetings and events brand NYS has raised over £3,100 for UK charity Buses 4 Homeless, a low-cost holistic solution to homelessness.  The events team took part in a sponsored sleep out, an initiative supported and led by Buses 4 Homeless. The funds raised will go towards refurbishing decommissioned buses into spaces for eating, […]

      30 Euston Square hosts New Horizon charity fundraiser

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      30 Euston Square and Searcys joined forces on July 15th to host New Horizon Youth Centre’s annual summer fundraiser. New Horizon Youth Centre is a registered charity founded in 1967 by Lord Longford to address the needs of vulnerable or young people at risk. 30 Euston Square’s large rooftop terrace served as an ideal backdrop […]

      Event and travel firms come together to launch talent competition

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      Three events and travel companies, Chew Events, Sandals Resorts and One Night Only have come together to launch a talent competition in aid of events industry charity Meeting Needs. The organisers are calling for people from the events industry who can sing, dance, or have a passion for stand-up comedy to take part in Events […]

      Jeans for Genes invites PAs to office* stand for free fundraising pack

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      PAs attending office* this week have been invited to visit the Jeans for Genes stand to sign-up for a free pack to hold a fundraising day on national Jeans for Genes Day. Taking place on September 21, the day will give assistants the chance to fundraise for the charity, while also bringing their team or […]

      Muscle Dreams

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      Our charity partner The Muscle Help Foundation offered children with muscular dystrophy the adventure of a lifetime at the Porsche Experience Centre. Daniel Fountain reports from this awe-inspiring event. Speeding along a Formula 1 track at 120 miles an hour in a Porsche is probably every petrol head’s dream. And for eight beneficiaries of the […]

      More than £1 billion given to charities through payroll donations

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      Generous employees have given more than £1.3 billion to charity through payroll donations established by the CAF Give As You Earn scheme. More than 220,000 people in the UK make a regular donation to charity through CAF Give As You Earn which was launched by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in April 1987. The UK’s […]

      Charity partner profile: Michael McGrath, Founder of The Muscle Help Foundation

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      Michael McGrath is a leading inspirational speaker, record-breaking polar adventurer, multi award-winning charity founder and disability role model – a catalyst for change in the organisations he works with. His ability to engage emotionally and intellectually with audiences from business and education will inspire, motivate and transform the way people think and act. Michael has […]