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    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 […]

    Crescendo walks for charity in place of a Christmas party

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    It’s the time of year when weary HR managers look ahead to the Christmas meal/party/drinks and thinking ‘next year we really should try and do something different’. The team at events company Crescendo had that same thought a few months back and decided on something very different – no lavish Christmas meal, no drinks, no […]

    Research highlights public attitude toward employing people with a learning disability

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    New research released today by charity Mencap to coincide with the launch of Learning Disability Work Experience Week reveals that 52% of the public say they would prefer to work for a company that employs people with a learning disability. This may be an indication of the direct affect the public’s attitude has on learning […]

    BDRC raises more than £100k for Meeting Needs through VenueVerdict

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    BDRC Continental, the UK’s largest independent research consultancy, has handed over more than £100,000 during the last 10 years to events industry charity Meeting Needs. The money has been raised through the promotion of BDRC’s feedback service VenueVerdict, where every completed response from customers triggers a donation of 50p to Meeting Needs. At the charity […]

    Top PA gives tips for organising a wear it pink day

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    Long-time PA Life reader and top PA Brenda George is a seasoned wear it pinker, helping her company raise money for Breast Cancer Now. She has recently written a fantastic article for the campaign with top tips to help her fellow PAs organise a wear it pink day at their office. This year’s wear it […]

    Three peaks conquered for Meeting Needs

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    The Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP), Meeting Needs and Happy Days ‘Christmas with Sparkle’ campaign kicked off this weekend with the successful completion of the three peak challenge. Led by Richard Kadri-Langford, Head of Marketing at LVP, three-day, three-mountain challenge raised just under £1000 for the charities, with more expected throughout the September promotion. The team […]