Medical charity picks up share of £1 million in early Christmas present
17 December 2002
National medical charity Action Research has announced it is to receive a share of £1 million in a donation by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
Action Research, which funds vital medical work was one of ten lucky UK charities to share the award. The charity will receive £74,300 as an early Christmas present. This is in addition to almost £70,000 already donated this year through the Bank’s payroll giving scheme.
Acknowledging the value of such donations play for charities, Chief Executive of Action Research Simon Moore says, “This surprise donation is a tremendous gesture. It means we will be able to support further work to help children and adults overcome disease and disability, and adds greater value to the generosity shown by Bank staff.”
He continues, “Good causes such as Action Research benefit greatly from the generosity of employees and companies like the Royal Bank, particularly through tax efficient payroll giving.”
Allan Watt, Head of Community Investment at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group comments, ‘We wanted to mark the very successful integration of NatWest with something that was meaningful to our staff. Giving additional support to the ten main charities currently supported by staff through our highly successful staff giving scheme, seemed the most appropriate answer.”
Because of the broad range of work it does, Action Research has touched the lives of virtually everyone in the UK through funding medical work nationwide.
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