70,000 PENNIES FROM PAY FOR CHARITY
In these cash strapped times it’s not every employee who would willingly have money deducted from their wages. But staff from the TTC Group are more than happy - with the money collected making a meaningful donation to charity each year.
It’s only a few pence from each of the 65 employees at the TTC Group, specialists in road safety education, at Hadley Park, Telford, in a “pennies from pay” scheme introduced by the management in 2001.
Employees give between 1p and 99p each month as their pay is voluntarily “rounded down” to the nearest pound.
This year they raised £375 with a total of 70,000 pennies from people’s pay packets - – doubled to £750 by management – to be shared between the Macmillan Cancer Support charity and the NSPCC.
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.”
A UK leader in road safety education, the TTC Group is driving a campaign for other Shropshire companies to introduce the “pennies from pay” scheme.
MD 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.”
Jessica Bayliss, from the NSPCC, told the TTC Group staff: “Your support is vital. The majority of our funding comes from our supporters and the NSPCC would not exist without people like you.”
Over the years, the firm which educates motorists, motoryclists, cyclists and pedestrians to reduce road casualties, have donated thousands of pounds to worthwhile causes.
PICTURED: Looking after the pennies so that more £’s go to charities are TTC Group staff Jess Parsons and Paige Beeston