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Charity donation adds 'Cred' to Payne Security

Charity donation adds 'Cred' to Payne Security

RELEASE REF: PA/2008/054
ISSUE DATE: 12 January 2009

Payne Security has supplied complimentary lanyards to UK charity The Cred Foundation ( to support a life-changing project in Ethiopia.

‘The Zone’ is an initiative run by The Cred Foundation ( that takes young people from all over the UK to assist an international project called IHA-UDP (, which is run by, and for, impoverished local people in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). The children – representing a wide spectrum of schools, regions and backgrounds – spend a week providing activities, games and sports for children in the slums of Addis Ababa.

The Cred Foundation needed lanyards to carry the name badges used by the participating children and teachers for the latest ‘Zone’ trip – held in October – and placed an order with Payne Security. Yet when the company heard about the worthy cause, Payne Security decided to supply 50 promotional lanyards free of charge.

“We’re always happy to help good causes, and ‘The Zone’ is of real benefit both to the people of Addis Ababa and those travelling from the UK,” explains Richard Burhouse, Business Development Manager at Payne Security.

Simon Paylor, Project Support & Operations at The Cred Foundation, confirms that, “’The Zone’ is not just about helping people in poverty, although the teams do make a huge difference to the communities they serve. It’s also about developing young people from the UK, no matter what their background: increasing self-esteem and confidence, developing practical skills, and widening horizons.

“We are extremely pleased to have the support of Payne Security for this important and life-changing project,” he adds.


About Payne Security

Payne Security is one of the world’s leading companies in the fields of brand protection, document authentication and personal ID solutions providing customers with an extended range of products designed to beat counterfeiters and prove personal identity.

Payne Security is a part of the Coated & Security Products division of Filtrona plc, the international, market leading speciality plastic and fibre products supplier. With the backing of Filtrona plc, we are able to continually invest in our production facilities and quality procedures ensuring the highest standards of manufacture.

Payne Security’s sister companies within Filtrona C&SP are Payne, the world’s leading tear tape business, and the track & trace business FractureCode Corporation.

For press enquiries regarding Payne Security please contact:
Bob Bushby / Simon Kinnear, Nielsen McAllister PR Limited,
Tel: +44 (0) 1332 293939, Fax: +44 (0) 1332 382202,

For sales enquiries please contact:
Stephanie Browne / Ali Roberts, Payne
Tel: +44 (0) 115 975-9000, Fax: +44 (0) 115 975-9001

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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