Millions of unnoticed pennies have been willingly donated to charity from staff pay packets at the TTC Group.
Employees at the road safety organisation's head office in Telford, Shropshire, have gladly given between 1p and 99p each month over the past 13 years as their pay is voluntarily “rounded down” to the nearest pound.
It’s only a few pence from each of the 65 employees in a “pennies from pay” scheme introduced by the management in 2001.
This year they raised £455.53 with a total of 45,553 pennies donated from people’s pay packets – and then doubled to £920 by management – to be shared between Kidney Research UK, the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and the Dogs Trust.
Organiser Nicola Rees, PA to the directors, said: “People don’t seem to mind as it is just a few pence which no-one really notices but as everyone is involved it makes a substantial donation to charity each year.”
Other fundraising activities carried out throughout 2014 by employees have raised £2,569.14. Joint chairman Jenny Wynn said it was a simple, easy to implement method, of making regular charity donations and an important part of their company ethos.
“All the staff get involved in so many schemes to raise money for charity. The pennies from pay idea is simple to set up and means so much to these charities.”
Over the years, the firm, which educates 300,000 motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians to reduce road casualties, have donated thousands of pounds to worthwhile causes.