Set / the / Pace – Our Charity Fundraiser
At W/R/B Underwriting, we encourage our colleagues to give back to their communities and any charitable causes that they feel are important to them. Collectively, we want to harness this nature of goodwill across the whole organisation.
That’s why this year, as a whole organisation, we will be raising money for the Southwark Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks across the UK.
Foodbanks such as Southwark are an important lifeline and support for many individuals and families across London and the wider UK, providing food parcels in an effort to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
As you may have read in the news recently, due to the economic impact of the pandemic, demand for foodbanks has soared this year. In fact, a report conducted by Trussell Trust predicted an increase of 61% in the need for food parcels across its UK banks between October and December 2020. Therefore, we feel this is a very important cause to support, particularly at this time.
As part of our kick-off fundraiser for Southwark Foodbank, over the next 2 weeks we are aiming to cover the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats, and back. That’s a total of 1,206 miles!
Employees can get involved by walking, running, or cycling. It’s a great time to keep fit as we find ourselves in the second national lockdown!
All participants have been split into teams, with each of our Executive Team members acting as ‘team leaders’. Naturally, our competitive spirit has kicked in and each team is trying to cover the greatest distance / raise the most funds!
We will be keeping you updated on our progress over the next few days. Any contribution you could make would be greatly appreciated by ourselves and Southwark Foodbank! In addition, any sponsorship funds we raise will be matched by our parent company, W. R. Berkley Corporation, up to the value to $10,000.
If you’d like to sponsor us, you can do so via this link. You can donate to the main W/R/B Underwriting group, or pick a team to sponsor if you like.