Centrus go undercover at PIC Charity Treasure Hunt

The Centrus team had a fantastic evening with Pension Insurance Corporation plc at their annual charity treasure hunt on the 16th November 2022, in aid of Independent Age and Rethink Mental Illness.

Dressing to the ‘British Icon’ theme, our clued-up team of detectives solved a set of mysteries placed around the city and ultimately cracked the case!

Many thanks to PIC and their charity partners at Independent Age and Rethink Mental Illness for a brilliant event!

Centrus Communities supports City Giving Day 2022

Centrus were proud to support City Giving Day 2022!

On the 27th of September, our team of cyclists took part in the famous ‘Tour Du City’, held in The Leadenhall Building in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

The challenge included a thrilling 40-min race, divided into five 8-minute slots for team members to pedal as fast as they possibly could. The Centrus squad did incredibly well, scoring in the top 10.

It was a pleasure to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which delivers pioneering programmes for change across four strategic priorities: inclusion, mental health, skills and philanthropy. 

The Appeal’s partner charities include National Numeracy, MQ Mental Health Research and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

For more information on The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the annual City Giving Day, click here.

Centrus proud to sponsor #TourDeLunsar 2022

Once again, Centrus are proud to have sponsored the #TourDeLunsar 2022, Sierra Leone’s largest cycling race, promoting an exciting future for professional cycling in West Africa.
It is a pleasure to support the incredible Lunsar team as they continue to grow youth confidence and achievement through cycling in Sierra Leone.
To find out more about The Tour De Lunsar, click here.

Photo taken by Matt Grayson

For more information, please email george.roffey@centrusadvisors.com

Centrus Communities helps to refurb SHP hostel in Sydenham

On Monday 28th June, the Centrus team spent the day with Single Homeless Project (“SHP”), setting up a TV/ recreation room at their young person’s hostel in Sydenham.

Long-time partners of Centrus Communities, SHP are a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people transform their lives.

The Centrus team were split into multiple groups and tasked with cleaning out the hostel basement full of unused items ready for collection, painting an area that will be used for in-house bike workshops and creating a TV/ recreation room for the residents to enjoy.

The project was part of our Volunteering Month programme, which encourages employees to take a day to volunteer with a charity of choice.

Centrus Communities supports Dublin based Stepaside FC

Centrus joins the Stepaside FC team!

Centrus Communities is proud to announce our support of Stepaside FC, the Dublin based youth football club that aims to promote both girls’ and boys’ soccer in a positive environment. With over 100 active members, Stepaside encourages the participation of all abilities, developing players both on and off the pitch.

The community ethos of Stepaside FC fits perfectly with the core values of Centrus Communities, our volunteering and fundraising initiative, where we challenge ourselves to look at innovative ways to deliver social impact and social innovation in our communities.

Centrus has strong personal links with the club through co-founder Jason Murphy who volunteers as a coach, experiencing first-hand the positive impact that Stepaside FC has in the community.

We are pleased to have joined the Stepaside team, and look forward to being part of their journey! To learn more about the club, click here.

To learn more about Centrus Communities or to get involved, please contact George Roffey, Chief Sustainability and People Officer – Centrus

Centrus Communities teams up with Go Underhill Project

Centrus Communities has announced a £15,000 donation to Go Underhill an ambitious community project to transform the sporting and community facilities in Underhill Park in Wales which is home to Mumbles Rangers Football Club, Mumbles Rugby Club and is also used by Swansea Cricket Club.

The project has been led by a charity, Mumbles Community Association, which was set up specifically to drive the delivery of the new facilities in Underhill Park and to ensure the long-term management and development of the park for future generations.

Centrus Communities is the vehicle through which Centrus Financial and its employees contribute to communities in a variety of ways, whether through donations, volunteering or pro bono support and advice to projects, charities and social enterprises.

“Go Underhill is a fantastic project and I’m delighted that Centrus has been able to provide both financial support and advice on the fundraising process and to work with the great team of community volunteers bringing this project to life. Having played for both Mumbles Rangers and Mumbles Rugby club from a young age, Underhill Park holds very special memories for me.

With friends and family in the area, I retain strong personal links with Mumbles and Centrus works with many social housing clients in South Wales, which makes it a great project for us to be involved with and our support underlines our commitment to delivering ‘Finance with Purpose'”

Commenting on the partnership with Go Underhill, Centrus co-founder and CEO Phil Jenkins said

“We are very grateful to Centrus, and to Phil, for this £15,000 donation. Both the funding itself and the assistance that is being given are making a real difference to MCA’s ability to deliver this longed for project for the community in Mumbles.

On behalf of the Trustees and the people of Mumbles, I would offer a huge ‘Thank you’.”

Chair of MCA, Simon Tse, said:

Mud, sweat and cheers: Phil Jenkins’ Tough Mudder Challenge raises £6000 for SHP

On Sunday 22nd May, our colleague, Phil Jenkins and his daughter Maia completed their first Tough Mudder Challenge in aid of Single Homeless Project (“SHP”).

During the 15-kilometre course, runners endured 30 world-famous obstacles including Funky Monkey, Cage Crawl and Electric Eel which, according to Phil, were a lot of fun (in a somewhat painful way).

Phil sent a before and after photo as proof of completion, along with the many aches and bruises collected throughout the day – made worse by multiple electric shocks on the final obstacle!

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity, that work to prevent homelessness in London; providing support and accommodationpromoting wellbeingenhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change.

Centrus Communities, Centrus’ internal fundraising and volunteering initiative, was pleased to support Phil’s fundraising efforts by matching all donations received, helping to raise a total of £6,000 for Single Homeless Project.

Centrus takes part in London’s iconic Santa Run to support Single Homeless Project

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity, that help single Londoners by preventing homelessnessproviding support and accommodationpromoting wellbeingenhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change.

From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, SHP make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across all 32 boroughs.

This year, the Centrus team took part in ‘Santa in the City’, London’s iconic 5k Santa Run, to raise money for Single Homeless Project.

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated. The team is thrilled to have raised over £2000 for SHP in a matter of weeks.

To learn more about SHP and the fantastic work they do to prevent homelessness in London, head to their website.