13 December 2012

Business Generosity Helps Support Wildlife

Earlier in the year, Froglife was lucky enough to be supported by Animal Friends Insurance through their Facebook competition – a big thank you to everyone who voted for us enabling us to benefit from a £2,500 donation. 

Funds raised through the Animal Friends facebook page have
 helped amphibians and reptiles, like this slow worm

The competition was part of the insurance company’s amazing campaign to donate £1 million pounds to animal charities worldwide.  Fantastically, they have already exceeded their goal and donated over £1 million to charities who work towards better welfare for all the animals that have suffered from cruelty, neglect and suffering - including small local cat and dog homes as well as organisations that help local wildlife and critically endangered animals worldwide.

 “I am absolutely thrilled to have reached our £1 million target.” said Elaine Fairfax, Founder and MD of Animal Friends.  “We have been able to help so many really worthy causes, it’s been hugely rewarding for all of us. We could not have been able to reach the one million pound target helping animals along the way if it was not for our policy holders. We won’t stop there though; we will continue to strive to support as many charities as possible. ”

The money donated is generated by the people that take out policies with Animal Friends Insurance. It means every time someone takes out a policy they are donating to charity and helping other animals in need.  Every month there is a Facebook competition where people can vote for their favourite charity to receive a donation.  It’s a great example of a business working to help charities, and using social media for fundraising.

So, thank you Animal Friends, policy holders and voters, and here’s to more generous businesses following suite!

To find out more please visit the Animal Friends website

Photograph by Ash Jarvis

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