User Testing donations pass £20,000 mark
15th March 2010
TRAC are really pleased to announce that since launching our Patient Information Leaflet user testing service in 2006, we have now donated over £20'000 to local charities, clubs and community projects. At £20 per volunteer that is over 1'000 interviews carried out!
Read the full press release below:
Cornish Regulatory Affairs Specialist TRAC, is celebrating after donating over £20,000 to local charities, clubs and community projects through a special volunteer project.
The Camborne-based company, which works with pharmaceutical manufacturers around the World, has now donated £22,000 since launching its pioneering project in which volunteers from across Cornwall – from individuals through to groups of up to 20 people – were able to raise funds for a charity or community group in return for a 30 minute question and answer session.
TRAC launched the project in 2006, to enable pharmaceutical companies to get feedback on Patient Information Leaflets – the advice leaflets that come with medicines – from members of the public, by giving everyone taking part the opportunity to nominate the charity or group in Cornwall to raise money for taking part at the same time by donating £20 for every person taking part.
Since it was launched, it has now supported over 50 community groups such as Cornwall Blind Association, St Agnes Football Club, Truro Fencing Club, Cornwall Air Ambulance, and Camborne Bowling Association who have all had their funds boosted by the volunteer scheme.
TRAC Director Sarah Trethowan is delighted that such a large amount of money has been raised for charitable and community projects in Cornwall since the Volunteer programme was launched.
“When we came up with the idea of running the volunteer project we really didn’t know if it would take off, but are absolutely thrilled that we have been able to donate £22,000 to good causes and community projects in Cornwall.
“The beauty of the volunteer project was that not only did every person taking part in it raise £20 towards their nominated cause but by taking part they were also helping to improve the way pharmaceutical companies produce information leaflets, making them clearer and easier to understand,” said Sarah.
“It’s fantastic that we have been able to help so many community groups in such a wide range of projects,” she added.
With the project now coming to an end, TRAC is continuing its charity work by becoming a member of Cornwall Community Foundation’s 100 Club, which has been launched to enable businesses in the county to help fund grass roots organisations and projects.
“We are delighted to now be a part of the Cornwall Community Foundation’s 100 Club as it is a fantastic way for businesses to get involved in supporting real grass roots projects,” said Sarah.
"We are delighted that TRAC services have joined our Cornwall 100 Club and with their help we have almost reached our half way mark of membership. Businesses can play a large part in helping and supporting their communities in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly and TRAC have joined our scheme to make the most of their business commitment to this. We welcome them to the C100 club“ said Linda Whittaker, Executive Director, Cornwall Community Foundation
For more information on the Cornwall Foundation visit http://www.cornwallfoundation.com/ways_to_give/cornwall_one_hundred.htm
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