27th June 2019
Endsleigh goes the extra mile for local charity
A local insurance company took on the Three Peaks Challenge last week, in aid of Young Gloucestershire, a charity which helps support the county’s most disadvantaged young people.
Staff members from Cheltenham based Endsleigh Insurance Services trekked to the summits of Leckhampton Hill, Crickley Hill and Coopers Hill, a grand total of 25km, in a bid to raise funds for the local charity.
Young Gloucestershire is a Gloucestershire-wide youth charity that supports marginalised and vulnerable young people (aged 11 – 25) who face complex challenges in their lives. The charity works with disadvantaged young people who are furthest from the job market, and helps them achieve their potential.
33 team members and two canine companions took on the challenge, raising a grand total of £785 on the day. Following a series of fundraising events and activities throughout the year, this takes the grand total to £1,200; the equivalent of nine days’ worth of mental health counselling, online qualifications for 24 unemployed young people and 241 bus passes to enable young people to travel to the charity’s programmes.
The Endsleigh team will be taking on several challenges in aid of the local charity throughout the year, including the Gloucester 10k and Cheltenham Half Marathon.
Speaking of the fundraising efforts, Lucy Brooks, Chief People Officer at Endsleigh, said: “We’re really proud of all of our staff who have chosen to give up their time to raise money for such a worthy cause.
Young Gloucestershire do such important work with young people in the local area and we know this money will help to transform even more lives, which is why we’re so honoured to be fundraising for them for the next twelve months.”
Karl Gwilliam, fundraiser at Young Gloucestershire, added: “Year on year, Young Gloucestershire’s Link drop-in service continues to see more and more marginalised and vulnerable young people walking through the doors seeking help, support and guidance.
“The amazing support of Endsleigh staff via events such as the Three Peaks Challenge will allow us to expand the service even further with additional 1-2-1 counselling sessions and youth work support that will help some of the county’s most disadvantaged young people to find, and remain in, work training or education.
“Without donations like these, we would not be able to continue our charitable work and help hundreds of families across Gloucestershire.”
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