Ecclesiastical begins hunt for new local charity partners for 2014/2015
Gloucester-based specialist insurance group Ecclesiastical is once again on the hunt for new local charity partners for 2014/2015. Eligible charities or community groups must be based in Gloucestershire and have plenty of opportunities for volunteering and fundraising for the insurer’s Gloucester-based staff.
Applications can be made quickly and easily on the company’s website at www.ecclesiastical.com/charitypartner and must be received no later than Thursday 31 October.
Once the applications close, they will be shortlisted by the insurer’s in-house fundraising coordination team – the Community Panel - and all staff will then be asked to vote for the charities they would like to support.
The vote will take place in November and the two successful charities will be announced in December.
Jo Lawrence, Chair of Ecclesiastical’s Community Panel, said: “We’re really proud to have been supporting Gloucestershire communities and charities for several decades now and it’s something we’re committed to carrying on doing. Our people are extremely passionate about making a difference and really want to get involved, so we’re calling on all local charities that need hands-on help to come forward.
“The charities we’re inviting applications from are those who are local to Gloucestershire, who can offer our employees plenty of opportunities to get involved in fundraising and volunteering and who are prepared to support and develop their partnership with us over the two-year period. They must also support one of the following aims of Ecclesiastical’s community investment programmes: helping charities to be more sustainable, caring for others, preserving our heritage and protecting vulnerable adults and young children.
“We’re happy to support charities in a number of different ways, ranging from climbing mountains for fundraising to offering expert professional support. So if your charity needs help, we’ve probably got the helping hands to do it!”
Deborah Barron, Fundraising and PR Manager at Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Ecclesiastical’s charity partner for 2012/2013, added: “Having a company like Ecclesiastical support us has helped raise the profile of our charity and their staff have not only raised £10,000 throughout our partnership, but also collected much needed food and bedding for the animals in our care. They’ve also provided many hours of volunteering.”
To find out more about Ecclesiastical’s community investment programmes and the company’s local charity partnerships, please contact Liz Hunkin, Community Investment Consultant at Ecclesiastical via email: email@example.com
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