Allianz Insurance raises £400,000 in first year of fundraising for Mind

Posted: 03 March 2020

 

Allianz Insurance is hosting employee events across the UK this week to celebrate the one year anniversary of its charity partnership with leading mental health charity, Mind.

Since the partnership began in March 2019, employees have taken on a range of fundraising activities which have raised £400,000.

Most recent events include ‘Crafternoons’ at various offices and a ‘January Clear Out’ at the Allianz head office where employees donated 58 bags of clothing to the Mind shops raising £3k for the charity. Employees also took part in ‘RED January,’ gaining sponsorship for running every day of the month, as well as offices holding various activities for Time to Talk Day in February. A group are currently in training to take on the London Marathon with the aim of raising £40,000.

The funds raised by Allianz Insurance contribute towards Mind’s work to make sure anyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Carolyn Rich, head of brand marketing and social responsibility, Allianz Insurance, said:

Raising £400,000 in the first year of our partnership with Mind is a fantastic achievement and great progress towards our £1m target by the end of 2021. We are really proud of how our employees have embraced the charity partnership with great enthusiasm. We’re looking forward to the many exciting fundraising events which are planned for 2020.

Our partnership supports Allianz’s strategy to strengthen resilience and build upon the existing mental wellbeing support we have in place for employees. During the past year we’ve also successfully launched a mental health first aid training programme, which develops the skills needed to recognise various mental health conditions and help colleagues needing assistance to find the most appropriate support.”

Emma Ihsan, head of corporate partnerships at Mind, said: “We are so grateful to the employees at Allianz for their commitment and enthusiasm in getting behind the first year of this three-year partnership. They have completely embraced all manner of fundraising activities to achieve a fantastic total so far.

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem every year so it is vital that we provide advice, information and support so that no one has to face their experience alone. The money they have raised, and continue to raise throughout this partnership, will help us to achieve this.”

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