Work­ers do their bit to help char­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

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.

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