A Peterborough company brought some much-needed festive cheer to 14 charities this year – donating £20,000 to good causes.

HR and recruitment specialists Gi Group have been getting stuck in, organising and hosting fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for both local and national causes.

The charities include Battersea Cats and Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support, Stroke Association, Save the Children, Youth Charter, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, MS Society, Movember Foundation, SOBS, SSAFA, Chloe Smail Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Help the Homeless and Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

The team have rallied together to host regular events such as Macmillan coffee mornings, a Halloween-themed bake sale and a Coronation Pet Picture Competition, plus they have been rocking their festive knits on Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children.

One of the most challenging events of the year was led by operations manager, Andrew Fletcher, who alongside four others, took on the UK’s Three Peak Challenge, renowned for being one of the hardest and most gruelling hikes.

The group climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowden over one weekend while facing high winds and torrential rain, raising £2,487 for MS Society and SSAFA, two charities close to the hearts of the team.

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Pete Taylor, managing director at Gi Group, said: “Despite the cost-of-living challenges, our team have pulled together to raise a significant amount to donate to good causes across the UK in 2023.

“I would like to say a huge thank you and well done to every individual who put themselves out there, took on a new challenge or organised an event - your hard work and determination hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“All of the money raised will support organisations that are in crucial need of donations.”

This year, Gi Group also welcomed the return of their annual 'golf day' at Wrekin Golf Club in Telford, which was organised by operations director, Andy Lewis.

Andy was joined by 18 teams made up of clients, suppliers, charity volunteers and other team members, who collectively raised £3,240 for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, a charity that supports people diagnosed with the condition across the UK.

Pete added: “The money raised from the golf day, the three peaks and all the other events will help each charity continue the incredible work they do, and for that, I couldn’t be prouder our of generous teams.”

As well as fundraising, the team, on several occasions have clubbed together to donate essential items, clothes, and food for humanitarian organisations.