Last year, despite being in the midst of a pandemic, activpayroll was determined to raise as much money as possible for a range of charities during a time when they were suffering more than ever before. As a result, activpayroll ended 2020 on a high note after raising a total of £22,745.81, the highest amount ever raised in one year in activpayroll history.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, activpayroll signed up to take part in various fundraising events at the beginning of 2020, including Run Balmoral, Kilt Walk, Edinburgh Half Marathon and Glack Attack. With nearly all in-person fundraising events cancelled due to COVID-19, activpayroll’s goal was to keep the momentum going by finding new ways to support charity.
In March, the firm’s CEO, Alison Sellar, took part in a 300 km cycle that was originally meant to take place in Croatia, instead Alison completed the cycle in three days from her spin bike at home. With the support of the activpayroll team, family, friends and customers, Alison raised much-needed funds for NHS Charities Together.
Fortunately, one in-person event was able to go ahead, the Friends of Anchor Skydive. activpayroll team members Debbie Gibson and Brogan Carroll bravely took to the skies in October and raised an impressive amount for the charity. In addition, team members also took part in Going the Distance 2.0 in aid of the charity.
2020 also saw the team make the unanimous decision to donate their annual social budget to charity instead of receiving a gift for themselves. In December, the teams across the globe came together to take part in a virtual Christmas Jumper Day. For every person wearing a Christmas jumper, £10 was donated to the team’s charity of choice.
activpayroll is delighted to once again be supporting Maggie’s, Friends of Anchor, Charlie House and Support in Mind Scotland in 2021 and look forward to taking part in a range of socially distanced challenges throughout the year.
Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, said: "We’ve always been passionate about charitable giving at activpayroll and despite the pandemic, 2020 wasn’t going to be any different. Although we had to get creative and think of new ways to raise funds, the motivation to help charities was stronger than ever before. Despite everyone having their lives turned upside down at the beginning of 2020 and many facing their own personal struggles with the effects of coronavirus, the team rallied to help in any way they could and I am immensely proud of them for that.”