We’re taking this opportunity to congratulate all at Team Enterprise Rent-a-Car, whose employees from over 450 branches have helped to raise over half a million pounds for Children in Need this year.

When Enterprise Rent-A-Car began their search to find a digital donations solution for their 2019 fundraising efforts for Children in Need, they quickly came across Donr. ERAC required a solution that enabled them to control and manage their fundraising in a streamlined way, alongside the donation tech to raise quickly and efficiently.

And so, the beginning of a brilliant partnership was born.

The partnership has seen Enterprise benefit massively from Donr’s provision of a bespoke donation management solution, helping them to raise a fantastic total of £590,000 for their annual appeal.

Donr also created a unique fundraising page and Text Giving keyword for all 459 branches of Enterprise Rent-a-Car UK, allowing each team to manage and track the fundraising efforts of their staff through a user-friendly dashboard.

“Text giving is a really important way for people to donate,” said Simon Caughey-Rogers, ERAC Team Pudsey Manager at Enterprise Rent-a-Car. “And the combination of text with online pages has been instrumental in creating the right fundraising tools for us to achieve a great target for Children in Need this year.”

Enterprise Rent-a-Car have raised an impressive half a million pounds for Children in Need 2019
Enterprise Rent-a-Car have raised an impressive half a million pounds for Children in Need 2019

“On top of that, the technical support that Donr were able to provide – so that we could clearly track all fundraising – was really important to the succes of this year’s activities,” he continued. “We’ve had people running fundraising evenings, taking part in skydives, and volunteering to get a pie in the face – all in aid of a truly fantastic cause!”

While Text Giving helped to catch a large number of smaller donations (up to £30) in the likes of events-based environments, the fundraising pages allowed supporters to give larger amounts via credit or debit card. The online pages also allowed donors to give via an online version of Text Giving, in instances where supporters were time constrained and not wanting to find their card to enter all of their details.

“We have to congratulate the Enterprise Rent-a-Car staff for raising a brilliant amount of money for Children in Need,” said Chris Newell, CEO of Donr. “We’ve formed a close partnership with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, providing them with the best possible fundraising experience for Children in Need.

BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK and has raised over £1 billion since its first major Appeal in 1980. This year’s appeal show was on Friday November 15th, and so far, £47.9m has been raised.