Workers do their bit to help charity
KIND-HEARTED staff at a Peterborough firm have helped raise thousands of pounds for charities.
Workers at insurance giant the BGL group have taken part in an array of fund-raising activities and offered their skills in decorating, gardening and site clearing to local causes.
Over the last year, nearly £50,000 has been raised by the company and donated to more than 70 charities, community groups and sporting organisations.
These organisations include £7,000 for community sport through Peterborough United Football Club, £6,000 to support homeless and disadvantaged people at St Theresa’s Day Centre in Peterborough, £6,000 for victim support at Cambridgeshire’s ‘Bobby’ Scheme.
Group chief executive Peter Winslow said: “As a company we are committed to providing financial help and volunteer support in the areas around our offices in the UK.
“The local causes that our own people have chosen to support show a real concern for - and involvement with – the communities around them.
“The activities and the money raised can make a real difference.”
The £50,000 raised is in addition to the £210,000 raised by BGL for its previous corporate charity the NSPCC, and the ongoing activities the firmy has organised for its new charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and WWF-UK.