A North East company’s 12-month fundraising campaign has raised £30,048 for four charities in the region.
Seaham-based Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) staff have raised the incredible total through corporate events, payroll donations and individual fundraising initiatives over the course of the last financial year, since July 2017.
The beneficiaries are Sunderland animal shelter Animal Krackers; County Durham’s Heel and Toe Children’s Charity; County Durham Foodbank; and North East friendship dog charity Wag & Company.
In addition to the cash value, GAS donated a full paid day of staff time for every employee, which they could use to volunteer at two of the four supported charities. Over the last 12 months, this equalled 2,000 hours of paid staff time.
There were also regular collections held throughout the year, including at Easter and Christmas time, where staff donated food items to be delivered to the local Foodbanks
Brad Groves, Chief Executive of GAS, said: “We set out last July to have a clear, measurable and tangible impact on our community and we feel the size of this total shows we’re achieving that.
“We’ve already committed to continuing to support Durham Foodbank, Animal Krackers and Heel and Toe for our 2018/19 financial year, until July 2019.