Admiral £400,000 charitable donation
Admiral has committed £400,000 to fund four charity projects in South Wales over the next two years.
Through its newly formed Ministry of Giving, the company will donate £100,000 over two years to four charities allowing them to fund tangible and sustainable projects in the cities where Admiral’s UK offices are based.
The charities receiving the donations are Llamau, Maggie’s, Royal Voluntary Service and Wooden Spoon.
Admiral’s donations will be funding a new Llamau Learning 4 Life centre in Newport, a psychologist to work across Maggie’s centres in Cardiff and Swansea, a full-time Royal Voluntary Service Community Engagement and Development Worker who will help establish volunteer-led social groups for local older people in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport and, at least two Wooden Spoon projects for children with life limiting illnesses.
The charities were chosen following an employee vote for the types of causes most important to them. The causes chosen by Admiral staff were brightening the lives of children with life limiting illnesses; supporting cancer care facilities and charities; improving the lives of vulnerable elderly people and helping homeless people.
Several charities sitting within these causes were invited to submit proposals, with one charity in each cause selected to receive the funding.
Admiral’s Chief Financial Officer, Geraint Jones, said, “We’re really pleased to be able to make these donations to four fantastic causes which we hope will have a positive and long lasting impact on our local communities.
“Giving is a big part of Admiral and our staff undertake a great deal of fundraising in the offices and many spend a lot of time volunteering in the community. It was really important to us to choose causes which were close to their hearts. It’s more than just about money and we’ll be giving our staff opportunities to get involved in each of the projects in a number of ways through various volunteering opportunities.”
Please contact the Admiral Press Office for more details about the projects being supported.
Pictured: Students at one of Llamau's Learning 4 Life centres