EXCITING NEWS: HASTINGS DIRECT ANNOUNCE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH DOROTHY GOODMAN IN 2016
General Insurance Provider Hastings Direct has announced the Leicester charities that will benefit from the company’s fundraising efforts throughout 2016.
Selecting different charity partners each year, 2016’s beneficiaries have been confirmed as The Bridge and Dorothy Goodman School. Across the year, Hastings will host and take part in many fundraising events and activities with monies raised being distributed amongst the charity partners.
Helping to give back to the local community, Hastings employees also donate their time in practical ways with each colleague having the opportunity to give one working day to charity. Previously colleagues have dug gardens, decorated community halls and delivered Christmas presents to those in need.
Jay Wootten, Hastings Community Liaison Officer commented; “We are delighted to announce that we will be working with these charities in 2016. We are now planning our internal fundraising events which will provide financial donations to them all.”
Stephen Owen, Chairman, The Bridge, said; “We are thrilled to be selected as one of Hasting Direct’s Charity Partners for 2016. Since 2009, The Bridge has provided over 100,000 meals for homeless and marginalised people in Leicester. But we need to do much more. The money, time and expertise of the staff of Hastings Direct will help us to continue this crucial work, to set up a project for females with multiple addictions, and to take some of our guests on trips out of the city.”
Liam Deacy, Fundraising Manager, Dorothy Goodman School said; “We are honoured to have been chosen as one of Hastings Direct’s charity partners in Leicester. We are extremely proud of what our young people are achieving and for this to be recognised is a testament to their hard work. Everyone at Dorothy Goodman is looking forward to working in partnership with Hastings to help young people with learning disabilities thrive in their education and beyond. The partnership will help us to fulfil some of the projects set out in our #IAIM Campaign, which is helping to raise the aspirations of young people with learning disabilities at Dorothy Goodman.”