EXCLUSIVE: Willis Group offers fundraising events for staff

Since selecting Children’s Hospices UK as its charity of the year for 2011, Willis Group has introduced a variety of fundraising activities for its staff to take part in.

Employees have pledged to raise £100,000, with the insurance broker matching the funds raised to a maximum of £50,000.

The fundraising efforts started with a 284-mile cycling challenge in July, from London to Paris over four days, for the firm’s recent graduate hires.

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Offices across the UK have hosted a number of fundraising events, including abseiling, a Santa run, a dragon boat race, quizzes, skydiving, a James Bond-themed ball that included a raffle, wine tasting, an 80s boards games night, salsa classes, and a Christmas market.

Willis Group has an employee network of representatives across the UK to organise the events.

Janet Howell, charity and community officer at Willis Group, said: “The network promotes employee volunteering and involvement within the communities where staff live and work. It meets regularly either in person or by conference call to keep up-to-date with current projects and to bring plans to fruition during the year.”

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