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LV= helps Pudsey raise pounds for Children in Need

Press release: 05/11/2015

  • Insurance and retirement specialist LV= supports BBC Children in Need for the eighth year
  • The insurer has helped the charity raise over £1million since 2008 by taking pledges from the public
  • LV= Sales & Service Director will join staff on the phones to take pledges
  • On 13 November 2015, LV=, the UK’s largest Friendly Society and leading provider of insurance, investment and retirement products, will be transforming two of its offices; Bournemouth and Huddersfield, in to BBC Children in Need call centres to take pledges for the charity. With over 100 employees volunteering to take part, LV= hopes to build on the £1million of pledges it’s already handled in support of children and young people across the UK.

    In LV=’s Huddersfield branch, Sales and Service Director Peter Sinden will be joining his colleagues on the phones to take donations and local MP Barry Sheerman will also be visiting the office to show his support on 6 November 2015¹.

    Other LV= offices raising money for BBC Children in Need include Hitchin and Bristol where staff will accompany Pudsey Bear on a tour of local schools and hospitals² in the run up to the show on 13 November.

    Samantha Preece, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at LV= said: “It’s an honour to be hosting BBC Children in Need call centres in our Bournemouth and Huddersfield offices. We’ve been supporting the fundraiser for eight years now and each year it gets bigger and better. At LV=, we’re passionate about supporting our local communities which is why so many colleagues across our UK offices want to get involved and help out. With all the volunteers and lots of other activities planned; we’re looking forward to a busy night.”

Notes to editors

¹ Barry Sheerman MP is visiting LV= Huddersfield office (Floors 2-3, Folly Hall Mills, St. Thomas Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LT) on Friday 6 November and will be available from 9.30am for photographs.

² LV= employees in Hitchin will be accompanying Pudsey to various schools between 9-13 November 2015. Employees in the Ipswich office will also be taking Pudsey to visit the children’s ward of Ipswich Hospital on Friday 13 November. Please contact Nina O’Donohoe, nina.o’ for details of visits.

About LV=

LV= employs over 6,000 people and serves over 5.7 million customers with a range of financial products. We are the UK’s largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations including ASDA and Nationwide Building Society.

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. LVFS is a member of the ABI, the AFM and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.