Assisting worthy causes, particularly those in our local community, is very important to all of us here at Retirement Line. We are happy to support deserving charities, groups, clubs and individuals, especially those that enhance the lives of people in or approaching retirement. We are proud of all our staff members who have helped us to raise money for local causes. These are some of the charitable and sponsorship activities we have supported
Retirement Line agreed a sponsorship deal with The City of Peterborough Tennis Club, working together to encourage local people of all age groups to take up, or get back into this popular sport. Our donation of £1,000 assisted the club in developing and delivering a range of new coaching activities through subsidised coaching and free taster lessons at the club and in local schools, including new ‘Rusty Rackets’ courses to encourage seniors who previously played tennis to pick up their rackets again.
Sue Ryder hospice is a cause very close to our hearts. They help people through the most difficult times of their lives whether that’s a terminal or life-threatening illness providing exceptional palliative and neurological support. We have donated to this excellent cause for several years with our most recent donation being £5,000 in December 2021.
Retirement Line support Help for Heroes, who work to provide better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty. It is a charity close to the heart of our CEO, David Slater, who served in the RAF. David said: “I have seen just how difficult it can be for service personnel to make the transition back to civilian life, even more so for those who have to endure rehabilitation for their injuries.” We recently donated £2,000 to this fine charity.
Retirement Line are delighted to have sponsored the son of Tony Jarman, one of our Annuity Specialists. A rising star of British gymnastics, Jake Jarman won team, all-round, floor and vault gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games – becoming the first English athlete to win four gymnastics titles at a major international competition. He followed this with stunning performances at the 2022 European Championships, winning gold in the team and vault events, and a bronze for his floor routine. Retirement Line previously assisted Jake and other local gymnasts with their training by donating £400 towards equipment for Huntingdon Gymnastics Club.
The village of Barrowden in Rutland is the home of David Slater, our Chief Executive, and his family. The village has an Evergreen Club, a charity run for, and by, older people in the village. Supporting organisations which help keep people active and fulfilled in later life is very important to all of us at Retirement Line, so we have donated funds for the few past years to the Evergreen Club to help them pay for meals, trips and entertainment. We also donated £5,000 to the Barrowden Diocese in 2019 towards the cost of restoration of Barrowden’s beautiful 12th Century church.
On 15th March 2022, we were delighted to donate £2,500 to Dnipro Kids Charity which was formed 17 years ago by supporters of Hibernian soccer club to assist 50 orphaned children aged 5-15 living in Ukraine. The donations pay for clothing, medical equipment and repairs to the orphanage, et cetera, whilst at the beginning of March 2022, following Russia invading Ukraine, members of the charity travelled to Dnipro, through a war zone and brought most of the children back to Scotland where they have found new homes and families for them to live with. Donations will no doubt be put to great use in bringing up all these vulnerable little children.
In December 2021, we donated £2,500 to Grocery Aid a caring charity which provides emotional, practical and financial support to employees within the grocery market./p>