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04 December 2020

Redmayne Bentley to fund 145 Samaritans volunteers in its anniversary year

Tomorrow (5th December 2020), Redmayne Bentley is celebrating its 145-year anniversary. The anniversary has fallen on International Volunteer Day, and in light of the struggles many are facing due to COVID-19, the investment management firm is to fund the training and support of 145 Samaritans volunteers.

David Loudon, Joint Chief Executive said:
“Over the years we have celebrated the firm’s heritage, as we are doing today, but importantly this year we want to recognise that 2020 has been an extremely difficult and challenging year for many people, organisations and charities. We have chosen to support the Samaritans as they offer support for anyone who’s in need, whenever they need it.

“More than ever this year, we have been mindful of the importance of positive mental wellbeing for our colleagues, our clients and their families and our wider community, and our main focus during this pandemic has been the safety and wellbeing of our teams, clients and their loved ones.  We may not currently be able to meet one another face to face, but thanks to modern technology we are able to keep connected, collaborate, and check in on each other.

Reflecting on the current pandemic and the firm’s 145-year milestone, Loudon continued:
“We are fortunate that the firm and staff across the UK have been able to adapt with relative ease, so we have been able maintain the delivery of high standards of client service.

“Throughout the firm’s history, it has been resolute in aligning and retaining focus with clients and on a long-term view i.e. the future. It’s been a journey through many changing and challenging conditions.
“We recognise that we can learn from the past as we look forward to the future, and we continue to develop and invest in our business and client services. Our approach is testament to our founder from all those years ago, and this sets us apart from our competitors.

“What has changed over the years is the growth of our people in the business, our capabilities and our regulatory responsibilities in safeguarding our clients.

“As the business has grown, we’ve developed and maintained a strong teamwork ethic, an excellent reputation and an ambitious approach to business. The firm’s other values of Excellence, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility, have been evident throughout its existence.”

Sam Gale, Corporate Account Manager for the Samaritans said:
“Thank you so much to everyone at Redmayne Bentley for this wonderful donation. Your support is more important than ever. These uncertain, challenging times have been affecting everyone’s mental health and Samaritans have been providing emotional support round the clock.
“Since the pandemic began, we have been providing support over 7,000 times a day to people struggling with issues such as loneliness, domestic violence, money worries, unemployment and anxiety. The donation will enable us to continue to be there round the clock for anyone struggling to cope.”

Redmayne Bentley to fund 145 Samaritans volunteers in its anniversary year