Last week saw the annual celebration of all things payroll: National Payroll Week, the theme for which this year is ‘It Pays to Learn’. In honour of this, staff at Gateshead based Cintra HR & Payroll Services are sporting Cintra tattoos in a fundraising effort to support the COCO Hoja Project in Tanzania, aiming to help 14 students through their final year of secondary school.

Cintra client, COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) is an international children’s charity that works with communities in remote regions of the developing world to alleviate the poverty preventing children’s education.

As an organisation Cintra actively support its staff in their desire to learn and now its staff would like to help others have the same chance.  As a mark of pride in their company and industry, Cintra staff are sporting Cintra HR & Payroll tattoos throughout National Payroll Week, in an effort to raise the funds required to ensure that the students in Hoja have the opportunity to complete their education.  Many of the COCO sponsored students return to mentor younger students through their education, ensuring that the value of the sponsorship lives on.

Lucy Philipson, Director at COCO said “COCO is absolutely delighted that Cintra has decided to support us during National Payroll Week.  Not content with providing a fantastic payroll service to us, Cintra are always there to help with the latest appeal  for COCO. Investing in education is something that both COCO and Cintra are passionate about and as such we are privileged to have their support.”

Commenting on his staff’s willingness to carry the Cintra brand, CEO Carsten Staehr said: “The team at Cintra make me proud on a daily basis but when they asked if they could have Cintra tattoos I was overwhelmed: to me, it sums up their unfailing commitment! Going the extra mile is also second nature and I’m delighted that we are able to support the education of others through our fundraising efforts for COCO.”

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