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11 December 2015

Giving Our Time in 2015

This year we've given our time to our local communities: promoting health and wellbeing, providing financial education and helping community groups, schools and sports teams. Here are just a few of the things we've been up to.

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The best gifts cant be bought

The best gifts can’t be bought so we’ve been giving our time in 2015

Local sponsorship:

  • Over £30,000 invested into local communities through our local sponsorship programme and sports kit of the month campaign.
  • Over 100 community groups getting help from their local branches.
  • 114 local sponsorships.
  • 12 new sports teams have had new kits.
  • 16 amazing community events.
  • 16 musical projects.
  • 47 community sports club initiatives.

Charity of the Year: 

  • We’ve raised over £70,000 for our Charity of the Year, Mind Cymru.
  • We’ve become a Time to Change Wales pledge organisation helping tackle mental health stigma.
  • Trained several staff as mental health first-aiders.

Helping Schools:

  • We’ve been helping Llanishen High School for over 3 years and have just extended the partnership for another 3 years. 
  • We have just started another partnership with Tonypandy Community College.
  • Run a Dragons’ Den enterprise event.
  • Provided an outdoor gym. 
  • Taken part in financial education workshops. 

Volunteering:

  • 1,125 hours of staff time has been given to help local communities including:
  • Helping out during Give and Gain Day 2015.
  • Taking part in financial education sessions.
  • Attending careers events.
  • Supporting Mind Cymru shops.

BITC Cymru:

We were proud winners of Welsh Government Responsible Large Business of the Year at BITC Cymru Awards 2015.

Published: 11/12/2015