Brighton’s OneFamily donates coats for Christmas

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OneFamily colleagues have donated more than 65 coats to Brighton & Hove Rotary Club for people who need additional support to keep warm this winter.

Wrap Up Brighton and Hove is an annual campaign that focuses on collecting coats in the community. Working with local Rotary Clubs, charity partner Sussex Homeless

Support sorts the coats and redistributes them to community groups and charities that support individuals and families in need.

Colleagues from OneFamily also volunteered at Hove Station to collect coat donations from passers by and spread the word about the campaign. The team had 24 bags of coats by the end of the day thanks to local generosity.

Sara George-Sturmey, Charities Manager at OneFamily, said, “We were amazed by the amount of people that donated coats at Hove Station. It was so lovely to see the community eager to help those who need extra support in the winter months, particularly around Christmas time.

“We’re always looking for ways to help local charities as an organisation, so having collection boxes around the OneFamily office over the last month has been a simple way for all our colleagues to make a difference to someone’s life this winter.”

Robert Griffiths, member of Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary Club, said, “We know about the additional challenges many have faced due to the cost-of-living crisis, and one of those is a continuing need for warm coats this winter.

“Companies that donate a large number of coats, generously donated by their employees, make a huge difference to the wellbeing of those most in need in the community. Rotary thanks all those who have kindly supported our campaign this year.”


Notes to Editors

About OneFamily

OneFamily is a member-owned financial services company that offers lifetime ISAs, lifetime mortgages, junior ISAs, child trust funds, bonds, over 50s life cover along with life insurance and critical illness cover under the Beagle Street brand.

We have over 45 years’ experience of being a trusted provider of financial solutions, with nearly 2 million customers and over £5.5 billion in funds under management at the end of 2022.

We are the UK’s biggest child trust fund provider, holding over 25% of the market.

Supporting our members and their communities

At OneFamily, we’re owned by our members for our members – and doing right by them is at the heart of our business.

We don’t have shareholders to pay dividends to, so we reinvest our profits to provide quality products and services for the benefit of our members.

We think that financial products should be accessible to everyone regardless of how much money they have to invest. That’s why our products have low investment levels and minimum contributions, giving more people the opportunity to save regardless of their circumstances.

Inspiring Better Futures

Our Inspiring Better Futures vision underpins our commitment to doing the right thing at every level for our members and customers, colleagues and communities.

The Inspiring Better Futures vision is built on 3 pillars – Members and customers, colleagues and communities.

Our focus is on long-term sustainability, so we can continue to be relevant and impactful to our members and communities.

Access to education and training

The costs of further education and training can be a barrier to many young people and their families. This is why we offer OneFamily customers the opportunity to apply for a Young Person’s Education Grant of up to £250 – for someone aged 15-19 – to help meet these costs, when they would otherwise struggle without financial assistance.

The grant can be used towards study materials, specialist uniform, travel costs or a laptop/tablet.

Applications are open throughout the year, and grants are awarded following a random computerised draw.

We awarded over £52K to 210 young people through our Young Person’s Education Grants in 2022, helping them to invest in a better future.

Charity Partnerships

Supporting our communities has been a key focus of ours for many years. We’ve established partnerships with local and national charities that champion access to education and improving life chances for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information on how we support our members and communities see:
Education Grants
Charity Partnerships