Scottish Widows - 2 January 2016
Thanks to the community spirit, compassion and dedication of colleagues within Scottish Widows, the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh is being sponsored for a day of care on the 2nd January 2016.
Colleagues in At-Retirement, Bancassurance & Protection raised over £7120 through a series of activities in 2015. Assisted by those in other teams across the business, fundraising activities included running the daffodil street collection in Port Hamilton, a very successful cake bake, a prize draw raffle, and a sweepstake for the Rugby World Cup.
Colleagues also volunteered at two Marie Curie charity shops for a day, using their skills to help encourage donations. Furthermore, as part of the Lloyds Banking Group, Scottish Widows were able to double the final amount raised through Matched Giving.
Nigel Mead (AP&P Commercial Team Actuary for Lloyds Banking Group) has been a longtime supporter for Marie Curie, and many colleagues have been inspired by his involvement to volunteer in their own time to help, supporting events such as the Summer Fair and the 10k Walk in Dalkeith Park.
Fundraising efforts for Marie Curie are still ongoing, with colleagues at Scottish Widows planning on bag-packing at the Gyle branch of Marks & Spencers over Christmas, raising even more funds to ensure Marie Curie can continue providing vital care to people living with terminal illness.