Sussex based charity Action Medical Research is getting a surprise £50,000 donation from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group this Christmas. The donation is the Charity’s share in a £1m Christmas donation being split between group’s top ten pay roll charities.
Welcoming the donation from Action Medical Research Chief Executive Simon Moore said, “This is a wonderful gesture by the Royal Bank and echoes the generosity of its staff who give through their payroll. The donations from the staff and The Royal Bank are a tremendous help to the Charity.”
The Charity aims to improve the health of everyone by making medical breakthroughs in an extensive range of illnesses. It is currently investigating conditions ranging from premature birth to Alzheimer’s and from stroke to meningitis.
Simon Moore continues, “The value of payroll giving to Action Medical Research is considerable in helping our crucial work benefiting babies, children and adults. For people wishing to donate to a good cause it is one of the best ways to give. Employers often match the donation and it is so tax efficient, so the money goes even further.”
Stephanie Allison, Acting Head of Community Investment for RBS group said, “Our employees generate the highest amount of money donated to charity through payroll giving in the UK. So, it seemed an appropriate gesture to donate a further £1m to charities like currently supported by our staff through Give As You Earn to celebrate this unprecedented success in payroll giving.”
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