Health insurance firm has fun fundraising

Staff at Westfield who have helped raise cash for charity
Staff at Westfield who have helped raise cash for charity
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Staff at city health insurance provider Westfield Health put the fun into fundraising to collect more than £1,500 for charity.

Employees at the Sheffield-based company have taken part in a number of fundraising activities to help raise money for their chosen charities of the year – the NSPCC, Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation.

Staff were asked earlier in the year to vote for their top three charities and, to help raise funds, they have taken part in fancy dress days, carol singing at Christmas, and cake competitions.

In addition to its charities of the year, the firm has also made donations to the Sheffield’s Cathedral Archer Project, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Prostate Cancer UK.

Heather Bamford, of the Westfield Health’s Employee Community Group, said: “Charitable giving is a strong ethos at Westfield.

“Each year Westfield’s Charitable Trust donates to charity and staff wanted to do their bit too.

“We have some very dedicated and brave fundraising volunteers who aren’t afraid of being the first one to be in fancy dress or the first one to start singing the carols at Christmas.

“It is a great feeling to be able to give something back in to the community.”

Last month a group of employees took part in a fundraising football tournament, involving former Sheffield United and Wednesday players, to raise money for Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

The £15,000 raised on the day and through sponsorship was doubled by Westfield Health.