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Going green: insurance broker donates £24k to Woodland Trust for paper initiative


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Push: Bethany McConnell, Hughes, and Lynsey Nixon, Woodland Trust

Push: Bethany McConnell, Hughes, and Lynsey Nixon, Woodland Trust

Push: Bethany McConnell, Hughes, and Lynsey Nixon, Woodland Trust

Insurance broker Hughes has donated £2 to the NI Woodland Trust for every customer it has encouraged to move to paperless communications in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Hughes said that 12,000 customers made the switch, resulting in a donation of £24,646 to the environmental charity.

The funds will be used to plant more trees locally and protect NI's woodlands.

The company said that to celebrate its commitment to supporting the trust, every staff member of the 250-strong workforce had received a tree - either a silver birch or an oak tree - to plant and enjoy at home.

Ian McCurley, director of Woodland Trust NI said: "To date, our collective effort has resulted in the planting of hundreds of trees across Northern Ireland, and we look forward to inviting Hughes Insurance staff to our sites to continue that collaboration when it is safe to do so."

Bethany McConnell from Hughes Insurance said the gift of a tree symbolised the firm's commitment to offsetting its carbon footprint. It recently announced that all staff could work from home full-time.


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