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Solihull-based payroll body holding charity art auction for arts therapy charity
7:40am Monday 20th August 2012 in Business Daily
THE Solihull-based Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is holding a charity art auction during National Payroll Week (NPW) 2012.
Proceeds go to the Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT).
NPW, one of the most important weeks for the payroll industry, this year takes place between September 3 and 7. The theme is driving payroll forward.
NPW provides an opportunity for employers to recognise the contributions of payroll professionals to businesses as well as celebrating the role the industry plays within the British economy as a whole.
The CIPP charity event takes place on Thursday, September 6, from 5.30pm at a venue provided by the Birmingham-based BHSF.
The evening will start off with a pub quiz, followed by a charity art auction. The auction will include a collection of works by art students studying at Solihull College. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter a team of five for the quiz.
Lindsay Melvin, chief executive of the CIPP, said: “The CIPP is delighted to be hosting a charity event to benefit such a worthy cause as the local charity BCAT.
“NPW is one of the biggest weeks on the payroll calendar and we wanted to take the opportunity during this time to do something special for the community.
“We encourage payroll professionals to do the same and celebrate NPW this year by doing something different that will help raise awareness of the payroll department within your organisation.
“Some ideas include organising a bake-a-thon, where payroll staff bake cakes and proceeds go to a local charity or even the payroll team taking part in a charity fun run. For more great ideas, visit our website, nationalpayrollweek.co.uk.”
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its main means of communication.
BCAT is a charity set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies service throughout the Midlands.
The centre brings together art, drama, music, dance movement therapy in one place.
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