RSA staff step up and dig deep for National Volunteer Week 2016 in Peterborough
Across the UK, hundreds of staff from leading insurer RSA are lending a hand to celebrate National Volunteer Week (1–12 June). In Peterborough, where RSA employs over 500 staff at its premier call centre, employees are pleased to have the chance to volunteer this week and make a difference.
On Tuesday, 7 June, RSA staff are lending a hand to recreate all the fun of a day at the seaside for the elderly, lunching with Age UK at St Andrew’s United Reformed Church. Age UK and RSA volunteers will be serving a traditional seaside treat–fish and chips, followed by a quick trip to the ice cream van for dessert.
On Wednesday, 8 June, RSA volunteers will be digging deep for the Peterborough landmark and charity Railworld to help smarten up the centre’s gardens and fences for this year’s visitors.
Volunteer Week is a chance to be part of the UK's biggest celebration of volunteering, recognising the contribution of 23 million people who volunteer in their communities across the UK every week of the year. The week is a long-standing, popular event in the voluntary sector, established in 1984.
Natalie Tickle, charity and communities manager, RSA explains:
“Last year RSA donated £1.6m to our partner charities and local communities.
“Peterborough is one of our key operations and we welcome the chance to give back to the community here, supporting these two diverse, but very vital charities. Every member of staff is given two paid work days a year which they can spend with a local charity or good cause, donating their time or professional services, so with over 500 staff in Peterborough look out for us, as we will be helping a lot more locally this year.”