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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 

Thomas Miller, an international provider of insurance services, has launched its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme by announcing a three year partnership with medical charity Mercy Ships.

The global partnership will see Thomas Miller employees engage with Mercy Ships in several ways, as they seek to raise funds for the charity’s work in providing free surgery and medical care to people in West Africa.  

Mercy Ships operates the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe medical care to under-developed countries, where people cannot access urgent medical care. The ‘floating hospital’ is staffed mostly by volunteers, who give their expertise for free to help treat dental and eye problems, cleft lips and palates, tumours, club feet, childbirth injuries, burns and a variety of other conditions. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has visited more than 55 developing nations, providing services worth more than £1 billion that have directly helped more than 2.5 million people.

Thomas Miller has also linked up with Thirdbridge, a social enterprise dedicated to building and strengthening partnerships between the private and ‘third’, i.e. charitable, sector. Thirdbridge provides a platform that enables businesses to connect, form partnerships with and manage their charitable programmes. Thomas Miller allows staff three ‘volunteering’ days paid leave per year to undertake charitable activities.

Hugo Wynn Williams, Chairman, Thomas Miller says: “‘Be The Difference’ is an innovative approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, which intends to engage our employees in the future direction of our business. At the same time, it provides the opportunity for us to play our part in the community.”

Charlene Cree, Corporate Partnership Manager at Mercy Ships UK, said:  “Thomas Miller has shown a real passion for our work, and its support will enable Mercy Ships to reach some of the most vulnerable people in the world with the vital healthcare they urgently need. We are really excited to develop a captivating, energising partnership with this fantastic organisation.”

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