Red is a colour you expect to see on Valentine’s Day but staff from Markerstudy Group took it one step further this year. Wearing varying shades of scarlet, crimson and ruby for ‘Wear it Red Day’ on 14th February, group employees from all over the country raised more than £900 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
‘Wear it Red Day’ is organised by I Love Claims, an insurance industry communication and networking forum which promotes working together for the benefit of the customer. I Love Claims aims to raise £500,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which provides support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Around 300 group staff from Markerstudy Insurance, Zenith Insurance, Auto Windscreens, TCW Group and Vision Vehicle Solutions got involved, from sites in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Milton Keynes, Derbyshire and the West Midlands. Employees dressed in red, decorated offices, baked cakes and arranged Valentine’s themed competitions and quizzes to raise money for the cause.
Lizzie Smith-Foreman, Head of Group Marketing and Communications, said: “Our offices, contact centres and fitting centres around the country were positively rosy and we’re delighted to have been involved to raise funds for such a good cause. The event created a real feel-good factor, which certainly put us all in great mood on the most romantic day of the year!”
Louise Bingham, Rainbow Trust’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, said: “A fantastic number of companies from across the UK motor claims sector supported the day and we are very grateful for all the money Markerstudy Group has helped to raise. It makes a huge difference in helping us provide much-needed emotional and practical support to terminally ill children and their families."
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Notes to Editors:
Markerstudy Group was named 18th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2013 and was awarded ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the 2013 Kent Excellence in Business Awards. It includes the insurance arm of the business: Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited, Zenith Insurance plc (acquired in January 2010) plus supporting companies Markerstudy Limited and Zenith Insurance Management UK Limited, providing distribution, claims and administrative support. St Julian’s is the MFSA regulated Insurance company writing EL/PL classes for the Group. The following brands operate within the Markerstudy Retail Division: Blagrove Insurance Brokers, Caterer’s Club, Equesure, Insurance Choice, Insurance Factory.com, Insurance Factory Commercial, Insurance Shop, Mobilers, The Insurance Factory and Thames City Insurance, all of which offer value and choice to a wide range of customers. The Group recently acquired four businesses from Capita Insurance Services - Lancaster Insurance Services, Sureterm Direct, Delta Underwriting and BDML Connect. In addition, The Markerstudy Group encompasses Auto Windscreens, which joined the Group in February 2011, TCW Group, acquired in June 2011 and Vision Vehicle Solutions Limited, purchased in December 2012.
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