PRESS RELEASE: Local Mutual and their staff’s chosen charity celebrate together!
Posted on January 31, 2017
This year is a massive milestone for Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society and Support Dogs, as they join in celebration for their 125th and 25th birthdays respectively. Sheffield Mutual has been in collaboration with Support Dogs for over 4 years, donating over £25,000 via various schemes and staff fundraising.
Support Dogs is a national charity based in Sheffield who provide and train dogs to assist people with disabilities and autism. They also train seizure alert dogs to provide a 100% reliable warning of up to 50 minutes prior to an oncoming seizure – essentially they are giving people their lives back.
Sheffield Mutual is a local friendly society who has its members’ best interests at heart, and being a mutual, likes to be involved with local community groups and charities. It specialises in tax-free savings and offer various regular premium and lump sum investment plans including ISAs and plans which include life cover. The Society has extremely high service standards and knowledgeable and friendly staff to answer your questions about its services and its products.
Business Development Manager at Sheffield Mutual Dawn Gregory said
“Having been around for 125 years, you’d think most people would have heard about us, but the fact is we remain a well-kept secret!
It is fantastic to be working for a Society that puts it’s members first and supports the local community. This year we’re also asking members and the general public to nominate charities to receive Community Fund donations and to nominate and vote for a charity to win a £5,000 charity award. Working with Support Dogs has been highly rewarding for me personally and I’m pleased we’re able to celebrate together this year.”
Sheffield Mutual is donating a further £2,500 to Support Dogs during 2017 – that’s £100 for every year they’ve been running so far but they do need more and have lots of ways you can help.