The Admiral Earthquake Appeal
Photo: Antonio, Head of our People Services Department in Italy
In August of last year Italy was tragically hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, which killed 299 people. As we have offices in Italy as well as many Italian staff members here in the UK, this event hit particularly close to home.
Naturally we wanted to help as much as we could so we organized a staff donation, whereby staff members could donate money towards the rescue operation through their pay. The company would then match what was raised.
This was a great international effort as staff members from our offices in Spain, Italy, France, the UK, the USA, and Canada all came together to raise over €10,000! Admiral Group more than matched this by donating over €13,000 towards the cause on top of this for a grand total of €23,000.
The money was transferred to our Italian HR operation and the decision was made to donate the money to the Italian Red Cross, who was at the forefront of rescue efforts across the affected areas. With this money the Italian Red Cross plans to purchase a new rescue vehicle.
We would like to thank all our staff members across the world for their generous donations towards this worthy cause and of course the Admiral Group for matching these efforts!