ParentPay Limited, the UK’s leading provider of payment solutions to schools and parents, and BBC Children in Need, the BBC’s UK corporate charity, have announced a partnership for the charity’s 2019 Appeal.
The new partnership aims to make it easier for thousands of schools and millions of UK families to raise money for BBC Children in Need through ParentPay, providing a secure and convenient alternative to managing large volumes of cash donations.
Claire Hoyle, BBC Children in Need’s Commercial Director, commented: “We want to make it as easy as possible for schools and parents to get involved in BBC Children in Need, so it was key for us that parents can make donations easily and safely through ParentPay.”
Claire added: “Schools can then concentrate on having a great time fundraising – not counting cash donations and worrying about how to get it all banked safely.”
With ParentPay providing payment services to 11,500 schools, it is predicted that the partnership will result in more school fundraising events helping to raise more money to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK.
Clint Wilson, ParentPay Chief Executive, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to directly support BBC Children in Need, a charity which is close to the hearts of our staff, customers and users alike.”
Clint added, “Leveraging our extensive network of school and parent users to help one of the UK’s leading charities increase donations that directly support the children and young people most in need within our communities makes perfect sense. Being able to do that while also making life easier for schools and parents alike, is especially rewarding for our team.”
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About BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.
BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
ParentPay is the leading provider of payments services to over 9,000 schools and 3 million parents across the UK. Its flexible and secure web application allows parents to make payments for all school items, including meals, trips, clubs, and uniform.
ParentPay is based in Coventry and employs 240 people across the UK and the Netherlands.