Close Brothers Motor Finance employees volunteered 818 hours of their time for charity initiatives in October, the company’s volunteer month.
In a bid to beat their 2017 Gift of Time volunteering record of 563 hours, the business set each team the target of 30 hours of volunteering. This coincided with the company’s 30th birthday, which employees celebrated this year.
Close Brothers Motor Finance’s network of dealer partners got involved in the charitable initiatives, with the regional branches leading the charge on many events.
Employees across the UK completed a variety of volunteering activities, including spending time with the elderly, cleaning beaches (Fraisthorpe, Barry Island, Jackson Bay, Kanp beach, Eastbourne and Jersey), taking part in the Big Sleep Outs with the homeless in Peterborough and Wales, helping local hospices, animal shelters, and nature reserves.
In total, the teams collectively completed 34 days’ worth of volunteering throughout the Gift of Time initiative. Teams are continuing to volunteer with their local communities throughout the year.
Rebecca McNeil, Close Brothers Motor Finance chief executive, said: “Our ethos is all about people, and the personal service we offer to our dealers across the UK.
“To see this ethos reflected by our staff into their local communities is wonderful, and demonstrates their commitment to supporting those in need. I look forward to seeing which records we can beat next year.”