Our AGM raises £1.1k for Cambridge Women’s Aid

29 April 2022 • Community • Corporate

We've donated £1,100 to Cambridge Women’s Aid (CWA) at our Annual General Meeting on Monday (25th April).

The money was raised from donations we made for each vote we received from our customers’ feedback on our resolutions – 30p for online and 25p postal votes.

This year’s AGM – our 172nd - was held at our newly refurbished Cambridge city centre Head Office in Newmarket Road, and virtually for those unable to attend in person.

Nearly 4,000 votes were cast by our members and all resolutions were passed.

Our CEO, Peter Burrows, said: “This donation kicks off our support for Women’s Aid, which our staff voted unanimously to have as our charity of the year.

“Last year our people donated more than 1,000 hours for a variety of charities, and they are already looking at ways to spend their charity day to raise money for CWA this year, which we will fund match.”

CWA is part of the national Women’s Aid network that offers advice and support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse, as well as raising awareness of abuse issues among professions working with survivors and those seeking refuge and support.

Angie Stewart, CEO at Cambridge Women’s Aid, received the cheque from our Chairman, John Spence, and CEO, Peter Burrows. She said: “We’re delighted to receive this donation, which helps go the extra mile for a woman at a vulnerable moment in her life, increasing her resources, resilience and capacity to rebuild an independent life for herself and her children, free from fear.

“Attending the Cambridge’s AGM also gave us an interesting insight into the business and the kind of support it offers our local community through savings and mortgages, but also as an employer and charity supporter.”

The results of the votes and a copy of the speech, by John Spence, containing the resolutions, are available here.