Global Personals ‘Giving’ initiative donates over £20,000 to local charities in 12 months

Windsor, UK, 9 October, 2012: Windsor-based online dating company Global Personals Ltd, the parent company of, has donated a fantastic £20,789 to local charities in the last 12 months.

The award-winning company operates a ‘Global Giving’ scheme which vows to donate 1% of the company’s profits to local charities and causes. Managed by a team of employee volunteers, a range of fundraising events have taken place throughout the year including fancy dress days, cake bake sales and a Diwali lunch. Three local charities were chosen by the Global Giving committee, who were presented with the following donations this week:

  • Thames Hospicecare – £10,000. Provides palliative care for adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses at any stage.
  • Arbour Vale School – £5,000. A special education needs school.

Other monies were donated to national charities that had been nominated by employees to support.

Ross Williams, Global Personals co-founder and CEO who is from the Windsor area, said:

Having worked very hard to get in the position we are in now, the last decade has been good to us. It’s incredibly rewarding that we have the opportunity to give something back, especially to the local community, which we have been part of since starting the company in 2003. Our team have really enjoyed arranging and taking part in the fundraising events throughout the year and I’m incredibly proud that Global Personals Ltd is in the position to donate over £20,000 this year. We look forward to continuing with Global Giving into 2013 with even bigger results.

Charlotte Sudbury, Senior Corporate Fundraiser at Thames Hospicecare commented:

Thames Hospicecare is delighted with such a generous donation from Global Personals. £10,000 could fund 400 hours of specialist nursing care at our Windsor Hospice making a very real difference to our patients and their families. We rely on support such as this from the local community, so a massive thank you to all at Global Personals!

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About Global Personals
Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is one of the largest privately owned online dating companies worldwide. With annualised revenues of £40 million, the company currently employs over 130 full time staff and owns and operates an online dating and bingo portfolio including, and, whilst its B2B service,, offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes The Independent, Bauer Media and Dennis Publishing as partners. provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure and much more. You provide your brand, website design and marketing and we do the rest.

Global Personals has received a collection of accolades including fastest growing company in the South East, UK, in the 2011 and 2010 Deloitte Fast 50 and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, won Digital Business Of The Year 2010, highly ranked in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 (2010, 2011) and the European Media Momentum Top 50 (2011, 2012) has also won ‘Best Dating Software Provider’ for the last three years at the industry awards, iDate.

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