Vertas strives to give back to our communities, be good corporate citizens and respect our environment.
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.
Thoughout 2018 and early 2019, we will be raising money for a second year running towards Cancer Research UK. At our third annual staff awards on Friday 2nd March, group CEO Ian Surtees presented a cheque for £8,500 to Cancer Research. Along with this, we have also raised £2,000 during our awards evening and a further £9,400 across three Director’s challenges that saw our Directors and their teams of willing Vertas volunteers, climb mountains, ride across the country and jump from aeroplanes.
Keep an eye on this page for our latest charity challenges and successes.
In 2017, we joined forces with Ipswich Town Football Club, East of England Co-op, Suffolk County Council and the East Anglian Daily Times to encourage children and schools to sign up to The Daily Mile. This on-going initiative, called East Anglian Go Kids, aims to improve the physical, emotional, social health and wellbeing of young people.
“Cancer Research UK relies solely on the generosity of our supporters like Vertas. The money raised to date could buy a microplate washer – a time saving device that frees up our researchers to concentrate on ground-breaking science, instead of the washing up! It could also fund our Cambridge Research Institute for one week. Thank you to everyone at Vertas and their suppliers for their amazing continued support. Together we will beat cancer sooner.”
Nichola Whymark, Cancer Research UK