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BGL Group commits to donate £3m to poverty reduction courses over five years

BGL Group commits to donate £3m to poverty reduction courses over five years Howard Lake | 6 September 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Local communityAt a regional level the BGL Group operates three ‘City Teams’ in its UK locations; Sunderland, Coventry and Peterborough. These committees identify needs within their local community and offer support as appropriate, with a particular interest in schools.IndividualOn an individual basis, BGL provides employees with support and funding towards charities of their choice. Employees can have their own fundraising efforts matched by the Group up to £500. In addition, all BGL employees are entitled to one day per year as paid leave to take part in volunteering.Peter Winslow, Chief Executive Officer of the BGL Group, said: “Over the past three years, employee dedication and commitment to various charity activities has directly contributed towards the Group donating more than £1 million to charity, including more than £210,000 to the NSPCC and £300,000 to Marie Curie Cancer Care.”www.bglgroup.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Insurance specialist The BGL Group, whose brands include comparethemarket.com and Dial Direct, has announced its new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which includes a commitment to donating £3 million to good causes by June 2017. It will focus on organisations that work to reduce poverty.InternationalAt international level, The BGL Group will work with Plan UK and Build It International to establish exclusively funded buildings and projects that help reduce poverty in areas that need support, including Guatemala and Zambia.NationalThe BGL Group’s national charity partner is youth charity The Prince’s Trust. The five year partnership will provide volunteering opportunities for BGL employees to support disadvantaged young people. Advertisement read more

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