GDPR advice for fundraising organisations

Plus: free productivity training for the charity sector; and what have businesses been up to in the name of charity?

News featured in this article:

  • GDPR advice for fundraising organisations
  • Free productivity training for the charity sector
  • Bucks schools support World Mental Health Day
  • Seymour Taylor’s Centenary celebrations lead to CSR achievements
  • Telnik Roofing giving back through sponsorship
  • TEEG Digital raises money for animals in need
  • Enter the Excellence in CSR Award at the Bucks Business Awards

GDPR advice for fundraising organisations

The Institute of Fundraising has compiled guidance for fundraising organisations to help them understand the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on May 25th 2018.

Learn more about the changes to GDPR >

GDPR events with Buckinghamshire Business First

Do you want to focus on GDPR? If so, come to a Buckinghamshire Business First member workshop on 5th December where Jonathan Lane of SR Consulting will explain how GDPR will affect your charity or business.

Places on previous GDPR events have gone like hotcakes, so get in quick to book your place >

Free productivity training for the charity sector

Smarter Not Harder offer free productivity training for those who work in the charity sector. Since February 2016 they have run monthly events and have trained over 600 people from 190 charities.

You can read more about the training opportunities for charities at www.snh.training/charities.

Bucks schools support World Mental Health Day

Five schools in Buckinghamshire raised vital funds for Buckinghamshire Mind on World Mental Health Day (10th October) by holding a mufti day and donating monies in aid of the charity. The schools, Disraeli School and The Downley School in High Wycombe, Dr Challoner's Grammar School and Elangeni School in Amersham and Alfriston School in Beaconsfield, benefited from a uniquely designed mental health awareness assembly, delivered by Buckinghamshire Mind.

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, which is as many as three children in every class. However, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. Buckinghamshire Mind aims to address this by raising awareness of mental health within schools, promoting mental health wellbeing for children and tackling stigma by helping children to understand what a mental health problem is and to talk about mental health. 

Andrea McCubbin, Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Mind, said: “At Buckinghamshire Mind, we’re passionate about getting children and young people talking about mental health, breaking down stigma and making sure every young person knows how to seek help if they need it. We are delighted to receive this wonderful support from children attending these five schools and to help the schools promote mental health wellbeing to their students.”

Seymour Taylor’s Centenary celebrations lead to CSR achievements

In a charity edition of our newsletter in December 2016, Wycombe-based accountancy firm Seymour Taylor told us all about their charitable plans for 2017, their centenary year.

Now, we can update everyone on their achievements. The Seymour Taylor team decided they wanted to raise £10,000 for local and national charities and deliver 100 hours of Corporate Social Responsibility during their Centenary year. As a business year to date they have raised in excess of £11,000 in support of local charities Victim Support, Child Bereavement UK, Scannappeal and Wycombe Mind, as well as some major national charities such as Cancer Research and Red Nose Day.

They have also achieved 100 hours of Corporate Social Responsibility by working with Chiltern Rangers, local schools in the area, Buckinghamshire New University, and Young Enterprise, as well as at Fit and Fed workshops for local children needing additional support, with the Empower to Cook project, and Wycombe Wanderers’ Community Health team.

Simon Turner, Seymour Taylor’s Managing Director, said: “It has been fantastic celebrating our Centenary year and as a team we are delighted to give back to the local community through our charity and CSR work. We believe as a business that by focusing on excellent client service, long term relationships and working in conjunction with our clients that we can continue to build on our business now and in the future. I am extremely proud of my team and what we have achieved this year”.

Telnik Roofing giving back through sponsorship

Telnik Roofing, a commercial and domestic roofing company, have been giving back to the community they live in by supporting local organisations. Telnik Roofing have sponsored Buckland and Aston Clinton Cricket Club’s shirts for the under 11’s team, having also sponsored Waddesdon Cricket Club’s under 9’s training shirts last season. They were also involved in Westcott Sports & Social Club’s race night this summer, sponsoring a race to help support the social club.

Emma Coyne, Telnik Roofing, said: “The local community is really important to us and we love getting involved in local activities, especially the cricket club who add value and fun to so many lives.”

TEEG Digital raises money for animals in need

TEEG Digital raised £970 for Animals Asia to go towards ending the horrific practice of bear bile farming. The money was raised at a comedy night put together by TEEG Digital in partnership with Comedy Ladder. Among the guests was Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet.

For more information and to donate, see the dedicated JustGiving page >

Enter the Excellence in CSR Award at the Bucks Business Awards

Have you been busy with your charitable work this year? Is CSR built into your company’s ethos? Read about the brand new Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2018.

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