Hundreds of underprivileged families and homeless people across Greater Manchester have benefited after kind-hearted staff at AJ Bell raised £17,000 and completed over 200 hours of volunteering to help good causes during 2018.
Nearly 40 employees at AJ Bell, an investment platform which has its headquarters in Salford Quays, headed to warehouses in the run-up to Christmas to deliver presents and to sort gifts from well-wishers for Wood Street Mission, which supports low-income families in Manchester and Salford, and Cash for Kids, which helps sick and under-privileged youngsters.
Cash for Kids distributed gifts to nearly 36,000 children in Greater Manchester for Christmas.
AJ Bell staff raised £17,000 during 2018 for the Booth Centre in Manchester, which helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find accommodation, education and training.
Michael Summersgill, chief financial officer at AJ Bell, said: “Many of our staff value the opportunity to be able to give something back to the community and we are pleased to give them the chance to do this in various ways.
“Wood Street Mission and Cash for Kids share a common purpose of supporting families and children, helping them improve their life chances.
“Many of our staff have given up their time to provide practical help to both charities and many more have raised funds for other excellent causes through activities in the office.”
AJ Bell also sponsors an alpine endurance event to support youth charity Snow-Camp, which uses snow sports to provide inner city young people with life skills, nationally-recognised qualifications and employment opportunities. The company also supported Snow-Camp’s launch in the north west last year.
The photograph shows AJ Bell’s volunteers at Wood Street Mission’s warehouse.
"Many of our staff value the opportunity to be able to give something back to the community and we are pleased to give them the chance to do this in various ways."
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