Since coronavirus hit the UK, the charity sector has been impacted significantly with services being postponed and fundraising efforts scaled back dramatically, something the ARCHIE Foundation is unfortunately all too familiar with. When the opportunity to support the charity arose, activpayroll was quick to offer up its payroll expertise and support.
By removing the payroll services costs that the ARCHIE Foundation was previously having to fund, the charity can now use the money they’ve saved towards helping the near 200,000 patients it supports every year. The ARCHIE Foundation provides a wide range of support and services for young patients and their families at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital and Highland Children’s Unit. The ARCHIE Foundation also encompasses Friends of the Neonatal Unit and Grampian Child Bereavement Network.
David Downie, Director of Business Services at ARCHIE said: “We are delighted that activpayroll have kindly offered to partner up with us to provide complimentary payroll services to The ARCHIE Foundation. There are many hidden costs to running a charity and having services provided to the charity as Gift in Kind, means more of the money we work hard to fundraise can be put to better use. Our fundraising helps towards providing emergency grants to families with children attending the hospitals we support, the provision of specialist staff, specialist equipment and NHS staff training.”
Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, commented: “activpayroll is a big fan of supporting charities and we already provide complimentary services and support to a variety of local charities. It is hoped that by taking on the ARCHIE Foundation’s payroll, it will save the charity some costs, with funding already impacted due to coronavirus.”