JLT Announces Charity Partnership With Relief Agency RedR
16 September 2016
- Global charity supports and relieves suffering in the most disaster-prone countries
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, has partnered with disaster relief charity RedR, to support its work helping to relieve the suffering caused by global disasters.
RedR runs humanitarian training and support programmes in the most disaster-prone countries of the world, ensuring that vital skills and knowledge remain in countries where they are needed most. In recent years the charity has responded to every major disaster including the conflict in Syria, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, floods in Pakistan and the Haiti earthquake.
JLT will partner with RedR both through fundraising activities and through engaging employees with the work of the charity in its global staff development and volunteering programmes. The first fundraising event for the charity will take place as part of City Fundraising Day on Tuesday 27 September at JLT’s London office.
Mark Drummond Brady, Deputy Group CEO, JLT, said: "JLT partners with charities whose focus complements our own, helping us make a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work. We have long supported organisations in the education and healthcare sectors, and with RedR we can now help to deliver support for those caught up in catastrophe – something we know our colleagues care deeply about.
Martin McCann, CEO of RedR, said: “On behalf of everyone at RedR, I am delighted to welcome JLT as a new corporate Patron. JLT is a business that understands the importance of mitigating and managing risk - a key part of RedR’s work across the world. Our training enables communities, local organisations and local authorities to prepare for disasters, and to respond effectively when they strike. Our focus on preparedness helps to alleviate the impact of disasters and ensure communities can rebuild their lives and livelihoods, and JLT’s support will allow us to continue and develop this vital work.”
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James Russell, Head of Communications, JLT Group | T: +44 (0) 207 558 3127 | E: James_Russell@jltgroup.com
Corinne Gladstone, PR Manager, JLT Group | T: +44 (0)20 7895 7705 | E:Corinne_Gladstone@jltgroup.com
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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.
JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.
For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com.