At Vertas we strive to support local communities, be good corporate citizens and respect our environment.
Our Group CEO Ian Surtees MBA and his Coasters team cycled 37 miles Coast-to-Coast in 2018 and 2019. Keith Buet and Marcus Yarham Took on skydiving and hill walking in Yorkshire and Scotland.
To date, we have raised £23,908.98 for Cancer Research.
Each year, the Vertas Group commits to raise money for charity. During 2016/17, we raised money for East Anglian Air Ambulance; donating over £4000 to the local charity.
From 2017 our nominated Charity of the Year has been Cancer Research UK. At our third annual ‘Making the Difference’ awards on Friday 2nd March, group CEO Ian Surtees presented a cheque for £8,500 to Cancer Research. Along with this, we also raised £2,000 during our awards evening and a further £9,400 across three Directors’ challenges that saw our Directors and their teams of willing Vertas volunteers, climb mountains, ride across the country and jump from aeroplanes. In March 2019 Ian Surtees presented a cheque for £12,731.67 to the charity along with raising £1,375 at our fourth award ceremony.
In 2018, we joined forces with Ipswich Town Football Club, Suffolk County Council and East Anglian Daily Times to encourage children and schools to sign up to The Daily Mile. This on-going initiative aims to improve the physical, emotional, social health and wellbeing of young people.
“The enthusiasm and creativity shown by the Vertas team in organising and delivering fun and hugely successful fundraising activities is extremely impressive and shows no sign of slowing down. Over the past two years, Vertas has raised over £21k and we would like to thank everyone for all their efforts in making such a significant contribution to research. Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding so our life-saving work is entirely dependent on individual and corporate supporters.”
Gill Burgess, Cancer Research UK