News & Articles
12th September 2019
So as many of you may have noticed due to our vast array of social media posts, we have had a few interesting things happening over the past couple of weeks. We have been raising money for our chosen charity Drop4drop.
“Drop4drop is an independent charity on a mission to alleviate the world water crisis. Drop4drop works transparently with in-country partners to construct sustainable water solutions for some of the most water stressed regions in the world. 1.3 million people have benefited from drop4drop clean water projects, funded by vital donations from business partners and individuals.”
We are hoping to raise enough money to help hundreds of people in the Mpanga community gain access to clean water. Which will improve their health and even education, which is affected by the amount of sickness days taken, caused by unsanitary water related illness. They will also have more time to invest into building a safe and happy community as they will no longer have to travel hours a day to the small pond on the outskirts of their village to collect water.
A couple of weeks ago it was World Water Week and to celebrate, we kick started our Great Arthur Bake Off charity competition which runs alongside Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off. Our first two bakers, Daniel Faulkner and Jon Sharp produced two delicious cakes to the theme ‘boozy bakes’. Whilst Jon’s gin and tonic cake topped with candied limes tickled our taste buds, Dans utterly delectable Guinness cake swooped the lead by 11 points, crowning Dan our first star baker of the competition. The end score was 257 points to Dan and 246 to Jon. Sadly Jon was the baker leaving the competition in the first week.
We had some very inspiring comments from the team including, “I don’t like Guinness…I don’t like Gin“ …there’s always one. Another judge explained,
“I kept going back for more but I can’t tell you why. Might be the cloud of cream on the top (I like cream), or the non-existent taste of Guinness. Either way it was my winner of the day.”
Whilst another remarked, “Would be nice to see everyone eat the cake in peace and not have the baker constantly talk about how good his cake is.”
In other news during World Water Week we were collecting spare change at our water machine in exchange for glasses of water, because every penny counts!
Our ARC team and UBC team have also been hosting cricket events. Tom Coates our Risk and Catastrophe Managing Consultant said,
“ARC team have hosted 2 cricket events in the last month inviting more than 60 senior professionals within Actuarial, Risk Management and Catastrophe Modelling teams across the insurance market. With this summer’s weather having been a little variable, both evenings remained dry allowing us to enjoy some excellent cricket from the comfort of a private box where guests were treated to a curry and kept hydrated at the complimentary bar. Across both nights we ran a collection in aid of Drop4drop, raising lots of money!”
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By Louise Todd