Volunteering locally to make a difference
Supporting our local communities is more than about donating money. Giving from within is also important to us, which is why we encourage our people to give, raise and volunteer. We offer colleagues the opportunity to give through their salary via Give As You Earn deductions, match-funding pound for pound. We also match-fund colleague fundraising for the charities they care about.
At Simplyhealth we're passionate about donating our time to support causes where we work and for other charitable partners. The experience and insight we gain in how our funding makes a difference to people's lives is priceless. It inspires colleagues and encourages even greater personal involvement with the charities we support. We volunteer in a variety of ways:
- Offering work-based skills like helping a local charity with data protection, or website development
- Offering creative skills like taking photographs at the The Great Run events to share with our colleagues
- Becoming School Governors which is beneficial for personal development as well as for children's education
- Team challenges provide much needed 'manpower' to complete development or maintenance projects
Everyone's a winner
Most volunteering is a win-win relationship, which is why we give our employees an allowance of 3 days per colleague per year, plus an additional 3 days for school governors per year.
Below, our volunteers share their experiences of working with Revitalise, the National Trust and Teens Unite.
A team of Simplyhealth employees took part in an event to build bikes for Teens Unite, a charity local to our Andover offices. Teens Unite is dedicated to improving the lives of young people, aged 13-24, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
Commenting on the day, a staff member said: "Undertaking a challenge which benefited others was a fulfilling experience. It was extremely rewarding."
To find out more about Teens Unite, visit www.teensunitefightingcancer.org.
Danny, Area Mobility Consultant, carries out home visits and assessments making sure our customers get the right mobility products to suit their needs.