Arriva London staff just keep on giving
Every year, Arriva London’s staff show their massive generosity through their continued charitable giving. The company runs a Payroll Giving scheme which encourages staff to easily give to any charity they choose through their payroll, for as little as one pound a week; this is also tax efficient for both the employee and the charities.
2016 is no exception, and with this in mind, Arriva London have launched a new campaign to promote Payroll Giving to those staff who are unaware of the scheme.
The campaign theme is ‘It’s easy to give with Payroll Giving; your colleagues do it every day!’. It’s being promoted through weekly road shows at each of the company’s thirteen London garages, together with a poster and video campaign which tells givers’ stories and also has responses from the charities that are the recipients.
The company currently holds a gold award for its staffs’ Payroll Giving generosity in 2015, and is looking to boost that to a platinum level for 2016.
With many more staff signing up each week, Arriva London is the largest bus operator in London to have achieved the gold quality mark.
All participants in the scheme are entered into a company quarterly draw which gives four winners each a cheque from Arriva London for £250 for their chosen charity.
All givers are also entered into a ballot which gives them the chance to be one of forty participants in Arriva London’s 2016 Lord Mayor’s Show entry on November 12th.
The beauty of the scheme is that the staff can choose exactly who they give to, and how much they give, and with such a diverse workforce it means that over 120 charities benefit, from well-known national or international ones to very local causes.
As Elise a driver from Enfield says:-
“I think Payroll Giving is a wonderful idea; if I can help vulnerable children, it’s the best thing I can do. My money goes to Sierra Leone, for children under five, and the great thing about Payroll Giving is I can make that choice”.
Published : Thu 5th Oct. 2017 - Thu 16th Nov. 2017
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, on 11th November, was an amazing cause for celebration, not only to welcome in the new Lord Mayor, but also to celebrate another year of Platinum giving by our wonderfully generous Payroll Givers.
Route 175 operates with 16 double-deck vehicles from our Barking garage, with a twelve-minute frequency during the day. Route 103 operates from our Grays garage with 14 buses, with an eight-minute daytime frequency.
Preparations are complete for our display entry in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday. The Arriva London theme again this year is to celebrate the enormous contribution our staff make to charities through the Payroll Giving scheme. With over 1,000 staff supporting over 160 charities every week, and over £1,000,000 having been given in the last five years.
The buses, which were recently on display on the South Bank opposite the Houses of Parliament, will be seen throughout London and the City until November 12th, as a mark of respect for the sacrifices made by London’s service men and women, past and present.
Arriva London are proud, once again, to be the providers of the mode of transport to deliver London’s most original gastronomic road trip - the London restaurant festival’s Champagne Gourmet Odyssey.
Last week, Arriva London were invited to take part in the Older People’s Celebration Week across Barking and Dagenham.