iRoundUp raises £42,000 for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity

iRoundUp raises £42,000 for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity

ParentPay CEO, Clint Wilson, has today revealed that iRoundUp, the charitable giving initiative recently rolled out across the ParentPay platform, has successfully raised more than £42,000. The money has been donated to Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity.

iRoundUp was originally conceived by five teenagers from Skinners’ Academy in Hackney, East London, who won the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Competition, a schools-based business mentoring programme of Mosaic, a mentoring initiative of The Prince’s Trust. Used across the entire ParentPay platform, the scheme rounds up payments made to schools to the nearest pound, with the excess being donated to charity.

Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity, the first charity to benefit from the innovative iRoundUp scheme, raises funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

The charity supports hundreds of projects providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care

Receiving the cheque, Helen Haskell, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the success of iRoundUp and the generosity of parents using ParentPay. The students at Skinners’ Academy should be very proud. Their ingenuity will allow us to make a huge difference to sick children and their families in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK, and we’re truly grateful for that.”

Clint Wilson, ParentPay CEO added: “iRoundUp brings the power of a digital charity box to school payments, allowing students and their families to donate. This cheque demonstrates the difference that donating even small amounts can make to other people’s lives.”

Skinners’ Academy Principal, Tim Clark commented: “It is so pleasing to see parents are making contributions and shows what a brilliant idea iRoundUp is. Our five students are a credit to the Academy and reflect the world class education we provide based on our culture of high expectation for every student.”

Grazie to Pasta King!

Grazie to Pasta King!

Our wonderful supporters Pasta King donate to us for every single Wallace and Gromit pasta meal sold in schools and have so far raised over an incredible £100,000!  

Christine Forrest of Pasta King said, “Pasta King has been proud to support Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity now for over 5 years. Pupils in schools across the UK can enjoy our tasty, nutritious Wallace & Gromit pasta meals whilst knowing that their purchase has helped to make a difference to the lives of less fortunate children."

Thank you so much for your cracking support!
 

Congratulations to our London Marathon Runners

Congratulations to our London Marathon Runners

It’s been three days since a record number of people took to London’s streets for the London Marathon, and we hope you’ve all recovered!

We want to say a very special thank you to Katie Aartse-Tuyn and Ritchie Jackman (pictured with his boys) who have raised a truly fantastic amount for us and also to Aquaint who donated the places. 

For those of you feeling inspired by these incredible #fundraisingheroes, keep an eye out for the link to the London Marathon 2018 ballot places, which opens for 5 days on Monday. #TeamGrandAppeal

 

ParentPay support Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity in new fundraising venture

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.”