allpay are pleased to be supporting Hereford charity The Living Room. The charity aims to help those on low incomes, experiencing isolation, who are lacking in support. Launched as a café for members of the public, the proceeds go towards a community larder, training, peer support groups, counselling, and mediation services.
As one of Herefordshire’s largest employers, allpay quickly noticed the valuable work The Living Room was able to offer as a grassroots organisation that has developed organically responding to the needs of the community and is delighted to offer its full support to help it reach more individuals.
The partnership began with allpay offering help to distribute free school meals and the opportunity to support a full-time member of staff has meant the charity can now expand their offerings quicker and support more families and children.
The allpay Charity Committee was set up in 2009 in order to help give back to the local community.
Throughout the year, the committee meets to plan and organise numerous events, charity days and fun activities including, supporting Children in Need, sports tournaments, fancy dress days, cake sales and much more.
Whilst continuously encouraging employees from across the business to get involved in the committee and fundraising, the committee is also the driving force in managing and fulfilling our support of local charity groups, initiatives and individuals.
We always look at and consider any requests which we receive. If you'd like to get in touch, please send an email to email@example.com.
Top Fact: Did you know, all money raised through our Klix hot drink vending machine goes to charity.
Every year we raise around £5,000!
allpay Going Green
At the end of 2018, the charity committee put together a team of allpay employees to form the 'Go Green' team!
As a leading employer in Herefordshire, and one of the UK's leading bill payment specialists, we have made it a priority to make changes that can positively improve our local environment.
The Go Green team's mission was to find ways for us to become more environmentally friendly helping shape a "green" strategy over the following decade.
We have already made many changes and we are determined to keep making those changes as we move forward.
What have we done so far?
Removed Plastic Cups
We have removed plastic cups by water machines and replaced with reusable glass cups. This will reduce our plastic waste significantly.
Across the business, we have replaced plastic packaging with a compostable alternative. We also work alongside the World Land Trust to offset our carbon emissions for the events we attend.
The restaurants have replaced plastic sandwich containers with new cardboard packaging. This allows us to recycle much more food packaging than our previous option.
Installation of LED Bulbs
LED Bulbs are gradually being installed throughout the site, offering savings in both energy and money.
Eco Friendly Plastic Card
allpay.cards have qualified the eco-card for mag stripe and are working on a similar eco-friendly product for banking.
Biodegradable Coffee Cups
We are looking at Klix machines options for the future to see the most environmentally friendly options. In the short term, we will be phasing in biodegradable cups.