Charity crackdown – Why 13 major charities were fined between 2015-17

by Michael in Charity, Data Protection, Lunchtime Read | posted:


Cause of the fine The information commissioners office (ICO) is an independent UK authority. They work to protect the privacy rights of individuals. Between 2015-17 they oversaw an investigation into charities fundraising activities. In total, 13 major charitable organisations faced fines of £180,000 collectively. Charities breached donor privacy in the following ways to secure further […]

International Women’s Day – 2018.

by Laurence in Charity, Lunchtime Read | posted:


All around the world, every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day brings to light the celebration of the achievements of women, whilst simultaneously calling for a gender equality. Each year, the website carries and promotes a different theme, with 2018’s being ” #PressforProgress“ -The basis for this is to motivate and unite friends, colleagues […]

Direct365’s Text Santa 24 Hour Cycle Challenge

by Laurence in Charity, Lunchtime Read | posted:


On Sunday the 30th of November, we did something a little different here at Direct365, and sent 6 members of our staff down to London to take part in a 24 hour cycle challenge. Charlotte, Lauren, Gemma, Phil, Andy and Laurence teamed up with 4 other employees from PHS; Richard, Scott, Adam and Kerrie to […]

Primary Futures – Direct365 at St. Martins Primary

by Laurence in Charity, Lunchtime Read | posted:


Last Friday (17th of October) Direct365 sent two members of our Digital Marketing team, Bryan and Laurence, to St. Martin’s Primary School in Runcorn, for a ‘Primary Futures’ talk.   Primary Futures Primary Futures aims to “Widen the horizons and aspirations of primary school children, by helping them make the connections between their lessons and […]

‘Healthy Heart Day’ at Grange Valley School

by Laurence in Charity, Defibrillators, Lunchtime Read, Small Business Tips | posted:


At Grange Valley Primary School in Haydock on Wednesday 2nd July, Direct365 are running ‘Healthy Heart Day’! We’re presenting them with their new defibrillator, complete with adult and paediatric pads, plus providing training and Q&A throughout the day. The school have been fundraising and working hard to raise money, and also to highlight the importance […]

Direct365 Office Olympics

by Laurence in Charity, Lunchtime Read | posted:


We’re always looking for new ways to generate money for our chosen charity Together For Short Lives, whether it be Barmy Barnet days,  Halloween celebrations or 54 mile treks through the countryside. Our latest fundraising attempt was the Direct365 Office Olympics, which took place in our office in Skelmersdale last Friday.   Post by Direct365. […]

Direct365’s Easter Raffle

by Laurence in Charity | posted:


In aid of Together For Short Lives, we held an Easter raffle here at Direct365, raising another £304 for the charity! The winner of the raffle was our product sales manager, Carly!   A little bit about our chosen charity Together For Short Lives is the leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting […]

Faye and Dani Take on TrekFest!

by Laurence in Charity, Direct365 | posted:


In June  this year, two members of our marketing team will be taking on TrekFest, in aid of Direct365’s chosen charity – Together For Short Lives. Dani, 27, and Faye, 25, are hard at work training for their 54 mile hike over 24 hours without any sleep on the 7th & 8th of June in […]