Allianz employees raise over £1m for charity partner Mind

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Since the partnership began in 2019, Allianz employees have looked for different ways of raising money for the mental health charity.

Allianz employees have completed the impressive task of raising over £1m for Mind, its charity partner for the past three years.

When Allianz and Mind first announced the partnership in March 2019, we pledged to raise at least £1million, and through a huge effort from Allianz employees, that ambition has been realised. However we also looked to use the partnership to make Allianz a workplace where mental wellness and resilience is championed. After building the foundations in the first year of the partnership, the uncertain times of 2020 brought greater focus on the mental wellbeing of Allianz employees through a number of initiatives to help support them throughout the pandemic.

Carolyn Rich, head of brand and social responsibility, Allianz Insurance said: “The combined efforts of our wellbeing teams, alongside our mental health employee network, means we have cultivated a culture of ‘it’s ok not to be ok’. We have trained over 200 mental health first aiders and have even extended this opportunity to our broker partners. We are proud to say we are a business where mental health is talked about openly, and employee wellbeing is prioritised.”

It has been an eventful and busy three years with Allianz employees running, walking, baking, abseiling, trekking and much more to make a difference and raise funds for a fantastic cause.

It didn’t stop in lockdown either as our Stronger Together challenge saw over a thousand employees join a campaign designed to motivate and connect employees through fitness and exercise.

Allianz’s chief regions and distribution officer, Nick Hobbs took on a sponsored 24-hour kayak. Our former chief executive, Jon Dye was joined by employees in abseiling the London Orbital.

Rachel Carrington, corporate account manager at Mind said:

“Congratulations for reaching the incredible £1,000,000 milestone fundraised for Mind. This money has and will continue to make a huge impact to those who struggle with their mental health. Thanks to you, whenever people need answers about mental health, we’ll be here.”

Carolyn Rich added: “I am extremely proud of everyone at Allianz for their hard work over the last three years.

“There have been so many fundraising highlights. From marathons and abseiling, to bake sales and dress down days. It has all been so much fun.

“We passed the £1m mark just before Christmas, it was a fantastic way to end the year.

“However, Allianz is not finished yet. It will continue to push and fundraise. We thank our employees for their effort, and plead for them to keep going, as what they have done has made a huge difference.”

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