Pictured: In August 2016, a team from Zurich UK Life Finance and Investments successfully took on the challenge of Tough Mudder 2016, raising an impressive total of over £4,000 for ZCT.
The Zurich Cares fund is half funded by generous donations from employees and matched through the annual business donation to the Zurich Community Trust.
Last year, employees raised £450,000 for Zurich Cares and other nominated charities. This goes into our grant pot, enabling us to support more than 260 charities every year through our National, Local and Overseas Grants Programmes.
It means that every year we can help improve the quality of life of over 100,000 disadvantaged people the length and breadth of the UK and in some of the poorest communities overseas.
Behind the big numbers, however, many small actions take place every day of the year. Zurich employees show their commitment to the communities where they work and live in a range of volunteering or fundraising activities. It is fair to say that in any Zurich office, you are never far from a cake bake, a dress down day or some whizzy fundraising idea! Take a look at what lies ahead in 2017! >>
In addition to providing opportunities for employees to take part in events such as the London Marathon, Great North and South Runs we also create an ever growing calendar of bespoke events such as abseils, cycling challenges and triathlons for employees - and their friends and families - to get involved.
|Fundraising for Zurich Cares is not confined to sporting activity - the three following forms of regular giving provide us with valuable, ongoing income (and not a pair of trainers in sight!): |
- Around 19% of Zurich employees in the UK give regularly to Zurich Cares through payroll giving (Give As You Earn), which is one of the highest percentages in the country with the UK average being around 4%. Each donation is 100% matched by the Trust to make the contribution worth even more.
- Zurich employees can take part in the Zurich Cares monthly Lottery with 21 monthly prizes totalling £1,450!
- We also encourage employees to turn pennies into pounds through the Round Pound scheme, donating the odd pence from their net salary every month.