Charities benefit from Colburn insurance company’s donations

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is one of the charities to benefit.

Employees at Lycetts’ office in Colburn have donated £875 to charities and causes close to their hearts through a philanthropic employee grants scheme.

Insurance broker Lycetts gave their staff to nominate a charity of their choice to receive a £125 donation through MyGiving.

The initiative generated £25,000 for 140 different fundraising organisations.

Seven donations were made by the Colburn Business Park-based team, totalling £875.

The grant recipients included Mind, The Injured Jockeys Fund, Ryedale Carers Support, the Great North Air Ambulance, Cats Protection, Huntington’s Disease Association, and Muscles for Mitchell.

Charles Foster, CEO at Lycetts, said: “A commitment to corporate social responsibility lies at the very the heart of Lycetts’ culture and ethos.

“Not only do all of our available profits go to the Allchurches Trust, which in turn invests them back into the community, but our staff fully embrace the business’ charitable approach to giving back to those in need.

“We’re delighted to give our employees the opportunity to donate to the causes they care about, and to give deserving organisations an unexpected boost during these trying economic times.”