ParentPay support Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity in new fundraising venture
We are thrilled to have been chosen by ParentPay as its charity to benefit from their new ‘iRoundUp’ scheme.
ParentPay are the market leading online payment and dinner money management solution for schools and caterers which is used by hundreds of thousands of parents each week. The fundraising initiative has been developed by five teenagers from Skinners’ Academy in Hackney, East London as part of their school business project. The students won a national business competition led by Mosaic Network, a mentoring initiative of The Prince’s Trust, with their idea ‘iRoundUp’; a scheme that rounds up payments made to schools using ParentPay’s online payment service, with the excess being donated to nominated charities.
iRoundUp has been rolled out across ParentPay’s entire UK platform and is now available to approximately 2 million parents. So far, over £12,000 has been raised for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity!
Clint Wilson, ParentPay CEO, said, “iRoundUp is an excellent concept: the idea of students donating spare change to charities via ParentPay is simple but ingenious. Designed for an increasingly cashless society, iRoundUp is a digital charity box allowing students and their families to donate small amounts that can make a big difference to other people’s lives. We love the fact that our supporting five students from Skinners’ Academy in developing their skills, has allowed them to go on to support thousands more young people, with the money raised via iRoundUp.”