December 2022 saw Great Annual Savings (GAS) 'Make a Wish' scheme in action . All year the staff of GAS have been contributing from their wages to the staff giving funds.
Every member of staff that is employed by GAS has been contributing a portion of their wages to their 'Make a Wish' fund throughout the year through a pay as you earn scheme. This gave GAS employees the opportunity to nominate a charity that was close to their heart. Overall GAS donated an outstanding £80,000 from the employee pay as you earn scheme to a number of charities.
We are pleased to say that we were nominated by a GAS employee Janine Taylor. This is not the first time that Janine has gone out of her way to raise funds for East Durham Veterans Trust.
In April 2021 Janine took part in a tandem skydive with her partner Anthony and best friend and East Durham Veterans Trust employee Bonnie. Through Bonnie, Janine has seen the excellent work we do here and wanted to support us with this very kind nomination and award.
We received a fantastic £3,500 from the GAS 'Make a Wish' fund which will of course go towards the running of the hub to provide essential support to the veteran community.
Everyone at East Durham Veterans Trust would like to say a massive thank you to Janine for nominating East Durham Veterans Trust. We would also like to give a huge thank you to all the staff at GAS for contributing all year to make this possible.