As advisers start to transition back to their offices and navigate the bizarre new normal, good news stories are helping lift their spirits. Here, PA compiles some of the best good news stories of the week.
Ministry of Defence award given to Quilter
Quilter initiative New Start, which helps armed forces members with their career transitions, has been awarded a Silver Award by the Ministry of Defence's Employer Recognition Scheme.
This award shows the level of support Quilter has offered to armed forces communities, representing its commitment to helping veterans in their career transition.
New Start HR director Paul Hucknell said: "Creating an environment which fosters diversity is absolutely core to our inclusion strategy. One element of that strategy is the New Start programme, which is our commitment to helping those who have served in the military and those who are currently working as reservists.
"I am immensely proud of our of what we are doing to recognise the sacrifice and efforts our armed forces, and the support we are providing them as a business when they transition out of active service, as well as the colleagues who are currently working as reservists."
RWC Partners and tricky handstands
Staff at RWC partners have been taking part in several challenges during the lockdown period to raise money for different charities which are important to them, as well as raising money for charities linked to tackling coronavirus. Challenges include; tricky handstands, cycling and walking.
The RWC Covid-19 Response Initiative will also be matching the funds raised. Since the launch of the programme in June, more than 40 staff members globally have joined including people from the London, Miami and Singapore offices and collectively have raised more than £150,000.
RWC Partners CEO Dan Mannix said: "The impact of Covid-19 has extended far further than any of us could have imagined at the start of this year.
"We hope that this programme will not only create meaningful value for each of the charities involved but also invigorate our own people through a continued culture of kindness, mutual respect and curiosity. At a time when we may not be physically together, this provides another thread of common purpose for us all."
Money Alive and a garden performance
Money Alive chief marketing officer Ian Beestin will be taking in Beeston's virtual Voxjam Music Festival this year.
The festival, which starts this Saturday (8 August) at 12pm will be streamed online and will include a mix of live performances from ‘The Garden Stage'. All funds raised will go directly to Oxfam GB.
Beestin said: "Oxjam is always the best time of the year in Beeston and to raise more than £120,000 in six years is an incredible feat by the organisers.
"This weekend's virtual festival is an extraordinarily innovative response to current conditions and I hope viewers will enjoy the breadth and variety of performances we have put together especially for the day."
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