Cornish Mutual pledges 1,000 volunteer hours to help communities

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Cornish Mutual has pledged to provide communities across the South West with 1,000 hours of volunteering during 2020. The rural insurer is actively supporting its employees in their efforts to volunteer across a wide range of good causes in their own neighbourhoods.

Last year, the Cornish Mutual team totalled-up around 700 hours of volunteering by helping charities and community groups.

Now, with its team members working almost entirely from home the insurer is encouraging employees to come forward with ideas of how they can make a difference in their own communities.

Many of the Cornish Mutual team have already been shopping for neighbours, delivering food or medical prescriptions to vulnerable or elderly people, as well as joining the NHS Volunteer Responders.  Others have chosen to take part in litter picks and beach cleans or to volunteer at food banks.

“We are committed to supporting the communities in which we work and live and have a strong tradition of throwing ourselves into fundraising, charity events and volunteering,” says Katie Harland, HR Leader at Cornish Mutual.

“We knew that our teams didn’t want to stop all our volunteer work because of the current restrictions. With everyone working remotely, we wanted to give people the opportunity to use a portion of their work time to help out in their local community.

“This is our most ambitious volunteering project yet. One thousand volunteer hours would amount to an average of 10 hours per team member. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to make a difference across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.”