Insurance firm’s staff give fund raising boost to cancer campaign

February 28 2016

STAFF at the Chipping Sodbury-based insurance broker Jelf have raised more than £1,300 for Cancer Research UK.

STAFF at the Chipping Sodbury-based insurance broker Jelf have raised more than £1,300 for Cancer Research UK.
Employees in its offices around the country rallied round to support World Cancer Day, which aims to raise awareness of the disease and help save lives.
Jelf and Cancer Research UK joined up to distribute unity wristbands - the main symbol of the campaign - to the offices. Staff also held raffles and sold cakes to add to the fund.
Andy Punter, the charity’s local fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted with the support of Jelf. Money raised by the sale of the unity bands will be used to continue funding our world-leading work into cancer research.”
Phil Barton, Jelf’s group chief executive, said: “I am immensely proud of the work our employees do throughout the year to support both local and national charities, including Cancer Research UK.
“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by the terrible disease and the money we raised for the campaign is testament to the continual hard work our employees give to causes close to their hearts.”
Last year the business raised nearly £40,000 for different organisations and aims to collect even more in 2016.
MEANWHILE, Jelf Group has announced it has been acquired by insurance firm Marsh after approval by Jelf shareholders.
Phil Barton has been appointed chief executive in succession to Alex Alway, who has become a non-executive director of the Marsh Ltd board.