Giving back to Charity

12 May 2021

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Our Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Lead, Eloise Sochanik, has been speaking to Modern Insurance Magazine as part of their 'Giving it Back to Charity' feature...

Donna Scully, Director of Carpenters Group, recently completed the Race Against Hunger virtual 5k for the Trussell Trust with her son Seán, raising a fantastic £1, 365.

The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of more than 1, 200 foodbanks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. The Trussell Trust reported a soaring 81% increase in emergency food parcels from foodbanks in its network during the last two weeks of March 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. 

Carpenters Group work closely with a number of grassroots foodbanks and have always been passionate about helping the hungry and homeless, raising £15, 000 for the cause in 2020. The devastation that we’ve seen this year has been unprecedented and the support that our colleagues have shown has been phenomenal.  We recently pledged to support the Right to Food campaign as we believe that no one should go hungry and that the right to food should be enshrined in legislation. This step supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, and, our corporate responsibility strategy is founded on the UNSDGs and the creation of effective actions and solutions.

Eloise Sochanik
Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Lead

Credit: Modern Insurance Magazine