"VAT" Charity AppealWebHealer are delighted to announce the results of our charity appeal, which raised funds between December 2008 and January 2010. The background to the appeal was the temporary VAT reduction from 17.5% to 15%, which meant that our clients' standing orders were paying slightly too much (30 pence/month for most people). As we had no authority to change the standing orders directly, we emailed all our clients to make arrangements to send them the adjustment forms, and also offered another option - we would collect all the overpayments into a charity fund and send the total (with a top-up from us) to selected charities.
Over 90% Support by ClientsDespite a very difficult economy throughout 2009, which has affected almost everyone, we were delighted that over 90% of responses were in support of this appeal, and we managed to raise £5,794.
In addition, PHD Interactive promised to "top up" client contributions by 33% bringing the total raised to £7,725. Our selected charities were delighted to receive the funds. Please read on for a little more information about the charities supported by this Appeal.
Macmillan Cancer SupportRichard Scott, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support emailed us to say:
"Thank you very much for your generous gift of £2,575 raised by passing on the VAT that was raised from the lower rate and your ongoing support for Macmillan. Your wonderful generosity and that of your clients is helping Macmillan to provide the expert information and support that people affected by cancer want and need...."
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BBC Children in NeedNathan Boggon, Finance Administrator for BBC Children in Need, wrote to us to say:
"Thank you so much for your kind donation to the BBC Children in Need Appeal 2009. Every year we are humbled by your generosity and creativity in raising money for thousands of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK who need your help."
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Merlin Disaster ReliefLiz McKenna of Merlin Disaster Relief emailed us to say:
"Many thanks for your letter enclosing a cheque totaling £2,575 which I received from our finance department at the beginning of this week. I have attached a letter of thanks to this email as I know you are keen to put something on your website to notify your clients as soon as possible. Please thank you clients on behalf of Merlin for their generous support which will enable us to continue saving lives. "
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Other WebHealer Charitable ActivitiesThis particular event was supported by all divisions of PHD Interactive of which WebHealer is one key area, however WebHealer independently organises various other events, and continues to try to play its role in society. A key event in 2012 was our support of Samaritans, via their Feel Good Friday event, held on February 4th. This was repeated again in 2013, and we now have a Webhealer Blog dedicated to this relationship with Samaritans. In addition to large events such as this, we have a policy of contributing and providing support on a smaller scale to selected social enterprises, such as Cascade Training Associates, Palace Gate Counselling and AVIF.