Social Impact Update June 2019

Yet again it's been another fun filled, charity fundraising packed month...here are some highlights from across the country. 

Jelf and Hiscox are aiming high

On July 6, a team from Jelf will be joining a team from Hiscox to take on the ‘3 Peaks’ challenge in aid of their chosen charity, St Richard’s Hospice.

The gargantuan physical task will see the team climb each of the highest mountain peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) in 24 hours.

Jelf colleagues taking part will be Ben Dale, Hannah Bell and Jack Wilks from Private Clients in Worcester, Andrew Hay from Private Clients in Bristol, Jim Stevenson and Ian Vass from Commercial at Worcester and Client Services Director, Rebecca Merry.

If you’d like to support the team – visit their Just Giving page

Chipping Sodbury go all out for Alzheimers

Colleagues in our Chipping Sodbury office donned their aprons for the Alzheimer’s Society official ‘Cupcake Day’ and the results did not disappoint. 

To boost funds, colleagues also donated to ‘wear blue’ and the office was a sea of blue throughout the day.

Thank you to everyone who took part…raising over £250! 

Jelf colleagues raise funds for Alzheimer's cupcake day

Jelf on target at the ICC&G Charity Golf Day 

The weather was on the side of The Insurance Institute of Cheltenham and Gloucester (IIC&G) for their recent annual golf charity day – with the Jelf team dominating the scoreboard!

The teams were fundraising for ‘Heart in a Box’, a ground-breaking machine that keeps a retrieved heart alive outside of the body and helps increase the number of heart transplants carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Richard Trotman and Paul Tovey from our Chipping Sodbury office teamed up with Warren Miles and Simon Bodman from Bristol Castlemead, to make up the Jelf team. Undoubtedly the highlight of the day was Warren Miles’ ‘hole in 1’…and of course raising over £500 for the charity.

Jelf colleagues raise funds for the ICC&G Charity Golf Day

Team Stockton play their part in the ‘Catalyst Achievement Awards’ 

Colleagues from our Stockton office recently attended the Catalyst Achievement Awards – a highlight of the year for those involved in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Stockton-on-Tees.

The Jelf team presented the award for the Trustee of the Year, the night was a huge success and well attended by the local community.

Team Stockton at the Catalyst Achievement Awards

Swindon colleagues waddle on… 

Colleagues from our Swindon office recently took part in the ‘Starlight 10k Walk’ to raise money for the Prospect Hospice.

Walking under the team name of ‘Happy Feet’, everyone had a fantastic evening, raising funds for a really worthy cause. So far the team have raised £915. 

Visit the team’s Just Giving page to donate

Swindon colleagues take part in the 'Starlight 10k Walk'

An update from The Jolly Jelf Dragon

Our colleagues from our Bradford, Horsforth and Leeds Albion Street offices took part in a dragon boat race – in the aptly named vessel ‘The Jolly Jelf Dragon’, coming an amazing 10th out of 42 teams.

It was a fantastic day, with local colleagues also coming to support the rowers. All in all it was a great opportunity for Jelf, and the team have raised an amazing £1,750 so far! Help them hit £2k all in aid of Cancer Support Yorkshire by donating via their Just Giving page.
 Jelf colleagues take part in a dragon boat race

Kate Kendall delves deep to help the community

Senior Client Services Co-Ordinator Kate Kendall paid a visit to Bournemouth Oceanarium and a picnic and beach clean with Poulner Infants School recently. 
Kate said: “It was a great day and lovely to be able to give something back to the community.” 

Jelf colleague Kate Kendall gives back to the community

Fantastic work everyone! 

Our communities are at the heart of everything we do and our employees epitomise that every day.