05 Aug 2019

LoveBrum Patron, Wesleyan, Sponsors Community Month

By Kate Grantham

Wesleyan provides tailored financial advice and products to select professional groups, notably GPs, hospital doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers and a range of commercial financial products for the organisations in which they are employed. Each segment is served by dedicated Financial Consultants who work only within that segment and thus build-up specialist knowledge of their professional customers.

This summer, Wesleyan is sponsoring LoveBrum’s community round of funding, which will see the charity showcase three incredible projects that work in Birmingham, supporting local communities and their people in need of support and advice.

Wesleyan is passionate about CSR and ensuring their business supports the community, which is why the business has been an avid supporter of LoveBrum for many years. They also launched the Wesleyan Foundation in May 2017, a fund designed to provide financial support for great causes that important to the communities in which we live and work. 

Since joining as a Patron in 2017, Wesleyan has backed, donated and volunteered for many of LoveBrum’s campaigns, including our very first Bags for Brummies campaign, which would not have been possible without their support. 

More recently, in support of Wesleyan’s sustainability project, they invited LoveBrum cause, Zero Waste in the Community, to their offices to deliver a talk and a variety of workshops on zero waste living to support Wesleyan’s sustainability project.

Charlotte Watkivs from Zero Waste in the Community gave a talk on ‘How I live zero waste (nearly) every day’, which informed Wesleyan employees on how they can make small changes to their daily lives to reduce the waste they create and live more sustainably, both at home and at work.

Charlotte Watkivs (Zero Waste in the Community) and Jessica Wilkes-Reading (Wesleyan)

Charlotte then lead workshops to help employees get started on their zero waste journey by teaching them how to make their own produce bags, which can be used to carry snacks or buy loose produce, and wax food wraps which can be used an alternative to cling film or tin foil. Finally, the team made their own soap bars, deciding on their own fragrances and colours to cut out unnecessary plastic packaging.

The Wesleyan team making zero waste soap bars.

Jessica Wilkes-Reading, Corporate Responsibility Officer at Wesleyan comments:

“Wesleyan have been supporting communities in the city of Birmingham since 1841, we share common values and vision with LoveBrum and recognise the difference that our patronage makes to them and the causes they support. One example of the partnership has been the connection with Zero Waste in the Cmmunity, this has enabled our employees the chance to engage with sustainability in a new and exciting way, so thank you LoveBrum for the connection!”

www.wesleyan.co.uk | 0800 092 1990 | @WesleyanCR

Becoming a patron of LoveBrum sustains the day-to-day running of our charity and, in return, we position your business at the forefront of our charity. If your organisation would like to sponsor a month and join LoveBrum’s impressive, and growing, list of Patrons, contact us on 0121 270 5274 or hello@lovebrum.org.uk.


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