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A bouncing barbecue

Zurich Care

The Zurich UK actuarial reserving team hosted a barbecue and fun day at the Royal Victoria Country Park for the KIDS Young Carers Project on 11 August. 

The day included a bouncy castle, face painting, gladiator batons, board games, rounders and cricket. 

But by far the most popular activity involved the relentless pursuit of adults with water guns and water cannons. The Fareham and Gosport-based charity supports children who have caring responsibilities for a close family member who has a short- or long-term illness or disability. 

Zurich managed to fundraise over £2,000 this year for the charity through a mixture of activities, including a Euro 2016 sweepstake, bingo and a dress-down day. 

David Baker from the actuarial team at Zurich said: “The day was a great success. These events are always very rewarding and seeing the impact is very fulfilling. Zurich is committed to supporting our local communities, and we are constantly looking for ways to make a positive difference.” 

The Zurich team has already started on plans to carry out a similar charity event next year. 

Corniche Plumridge from the KIDS Young Carers Project said: “The day was amazing, we are so so grateful for the work that the team at Zurich do for us.”