APR Charity Day 2017
On 21 November 2017, sixteen APR staff members and four contractors raised £8,760 for the charities of their choice, just by going to work for the day.
The initiative, now in its second year, encourages staff to raise money in an effective manner. Why bake cakes or run marathons when you can calculate reserves for a book of annuities, design an innovative retirement product, or carry out some stress-testing? After all, simply turning up for work tends to result in greater take-up than some of the more imaginative activities!
The idea is that staff who so volunteer contribute a working day with clients as normal, but agree to forego 50% of a day’s pay; APR then pay 100% of the fee received for that day to a charity that each member of staff has nominated.
Four charities were selected for support this year: Anthony Nolan, Leukaemia UK, Parkinsons.Me, and The Trussell Trust. See below for more details of these, as well as links to their websites if you’d like to find out more or to donate.
The 2017 event attracted more involvement than in 2016, with the inclusion of contractors for the first time. For the 2018 event, we plan to also involve clients.