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The PayBack Foundation

We wanted to find a way to ‘pay back’ into the local community, and in 1997, we created our own registered charity to help disadvantaged children. Since its creation, The PayBack Foundation has raised over £630,000 supporting over 700 families.

Follow @PayBack_Family for live updates on Twitter!

Making a difference

PayBack support grant applications for named children, aged 17 or under, who have physical, emotional or learning difficulties and live or go to school within a 10 mile radius of one of our offices. PayBack also supports grants for organisations who work with children who fit the above criteria.

Since being established in 1997, we have raised over £630,000 for PayBack helping improve the lives of over 700 children. In 2017, colleagues raised an amazing £38,182 for PayBack making a positive impact to the lives of 43 local children by providing rants for specialist items including trikes, car seats, sensory equipment, iPads and wheelchairs.

We’re passionate about PayBack, and were overwhelmed when Asda awarded us with a Corporate Responsibility Award for Payback.

PayBack is administered by our employees and is funded entirely through voluntary donations and fundraising activities. Our colleagues don’t need much encouragement when it comes to supporting their local communities, and are always coming up with new fundraising ideas.

There are so many children who need and deserve our help. If there is anyone you know who could benefit from a PayBack grant, please get in touch. To enquire about a grant, please email helen.bywater@sdworx.com

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Meet some of our Recipients

With a new P Pod Chair and Lycra Suit from PayBack, Charlotte has greater support when sitting and walking, enabling her to enjoy more activities at home and at nursery with her twin brother, Daniel.

Jacob is 2 years old; he has developmental delay and altered muscle tone limiting his mobility. With a new custom built trike from PayBack, Jacob now enjoys more independent movement and can go out to play.

6 year-old Elena has dyspraxia, which causes her to have difficulties with communication and co-ordination. A new trike has helped Elena to build up resilience and confidence to go out and play with her friends.

Lyall communicates using Makaton sign language; his PayBack grant application for an iPad is helping Lyall to learn more signs and communicate more effectively with his friends and family.

Events and challenges we have completed

Tour D’Worx – August 2016

We are proud of our colleagues who cycled from our Reading Office all the way to Antwerp to raise money for PayBack! Truly inspiring efforts; raising over £600 for our beloved charity!



On Thursday 23rd June 2016, a team of 25 SD Worx colleagues completed #5Peaks4PayBack, the epic challenge of walking the UK 5 Peaks challenge in 48 hours. In doing so, the team drove 2600km and walked 55km, raising a record breaking £30,100 in the process for The PayBack Foundation.

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Social #ElfieSelfie Challenge

We ran a social campaign where the rules were simple; for every #ElfieSelfie receive, SD Worx donated £1 to The PayBack Foundation. We were wowed by the amount of entries ! Thanks to all our customers, colleagues, their families and even pets, for taking part!

Follow @PayBack_Family for live updates on PayBack!

elfie selfie for payback

Tough Mudder, Henley-on-Thames

20 colleagues, including our MD and Chief People Officer, took on the daunting Tough Mudder challenge. The event took place over 12 miles and 20 obstacles, with a total elevation of 2,500 feet! A superb challenge raising £27k!

Boogie for PayBack

On 24th April, colleagues across our UK and Mauritius offices took part in a 12 hour long dance-a-thon to raise money for PayBack.

#Boogie4payback kicked off at 12 noon, colleagues were busting moves and throwing shapes until midnight!