Admiral gives back to South Wales community

Local employer Admiral has been busy over the past year, donating over £110,000 through its Community Chest scheme to charities and organisations in the South Wales area chosen by its staff. The scheme provides funding for charities, sport teams and organisations in which staff members or their families are involved as well as matching money raised by staff for charity.

During 2016, there were 248 successful applications for funding. This included 120 football and rugby teams, 19 schools and nurseries and a variety of other clubs, societies and charities. Funds from the scheme have been used to purchase sports kit, IT equipment and even a fridge and microwave for a cricket club.

Ceri Assiratti, Head of Admiral’s People Services department, said, “Part of the reason the Community Chest scheme is so popular, is that it empowers our staff to make choices about how Admiral can help the communities and causes that matter to them.

“It is fantastic to see that over the last 12 months we have been able to make a real difference to such a large number of diverse organisations and charities.”

In one donation, Admiral gave £800 to Cardiff Friends of Dogs so they could buy weatherproof coats for their dogs to wear, protecting them from the rain and cold, but also helping them find a home through advertising.

Denzil Hopkins, who works for Admiral’s IT department, applied for Cardiff Friends of Dogs, and said, “I’m very happy that I was in a position to apply for this money. Without the support of Admiral the charity would not have had the finances available to pay for these coats, as most of their funding goes to the kennels and the vet bills.”

Then later in the year, Swansea staff had a special visit from Paul Karabardak, a Paralympic table tennis player, who had received £500 to pay for much needed sports equipment for his Rio 2016 campaign.

If you would like to find out more about the organisations Admiral has supported recently, visit admiralgroup.co.uk/media/news.