Close Brothers staff give gift of hundreds of hours

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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 its 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’ 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 huge variety of voluntary activities, including spending time with elderly people, cleaning beaches and taking part in Big Sleep-Outs with homeless people in Peterborough and Wales, as well as helping at hospices, animal shelters and nature reserves.

In total, the teams collectively completed 34 days’ worth of volunteering throughout the Gift of Time initiative.

It hasn’t stopped there, though, as teams are continuing to volunteer with their local communities throughout the year.

Rebecca McNeil, the chief executive of Close Brothers Motor Finance, 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 in 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.’

Pictured at top: Sevenoaks branch administrator Emma Scutchings and account manager Ian Brown take part in a clean-up of Eastbourne beach for the Gift of Time initiative

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