HAILSHAM: Charity’s ‘delight’ at funding boost from BT

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A HAILSHAM charity which helps people in Uganda is to receive funding from BT after being selected for the company’s Give As You Earn scheme.

BT’s payroll giving programme enables employees to donate to any UK charity of their choice straight from their gross salary.

In support of employee donations, BT also offers matched funding, topping up employee contributions with an additional £1 million each year.

Quicken Trust is one of thousands of charities that receive funding via the programme.

Geoff Booker, founder of Quicken Trust, said, “We are delighted to receive this funding and to be part of a programme that has run for 22 years.

“At the moment we are raising funds to help reduce the number of mothers and babies dying in childbirth in Kabubbu through community education and enhanced maternity delivery at the Kabubbu Parish Health Centre.

“This donation will be a valuable contribution to help train community health workers to reach the many expectant mothers living in the bush around Kabubbu and encourage them to overcome the fears they have of attending a Health Centre along with the superstition that by having their child in their homes in very unhygienic conditions and burying the placenta in their garden the child will look after them when they get old.”

Beth Courtier from BT added, “By giving employees the opportunity to support their chosen charities and other community groups, BT’s scheme allows everyone to financially assist those causes that really matter to them.

“They can receive regular monthly funding through the scheme, which they can incorporate into their budgeting plans.”

For more information about the charity, visit www.quickentrust.com.