EMPLOYEES at a Marlborough insurance company office have donated £1,000 to charities through an employee grants scheme.

Lycetts employees could nominate a charity to receive a £125 donation. Eight donations were made by the Marlborough team, totalling £1,000 with grants given to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Bath Cats & Dogs Home, Alport UK, the British Heart Foundation, Cotswold RDA, Salisbury Hospice Charity, BEAT, and the Dogs Trust.

Charles Foster, CEO at Lycetts, said: “A commitment to corporate social responsibility lies at the very the heart of Lycetts’ culture and ethos.

“Not only do all of our available profits go to the Allchurches Trust, which in turn invests them back into the community, but our staff fully embrace the business’ charitable approach to giving back to those in need.

“We’re delighted to give our employees the opportunity to donate to the causes they care about, and to give deserving organisations an unexpected boost during these trying economic times.”

The employee grants scheme formed part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s pledge to donate £100million to charity over a five year-period ending in 2020.