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Legal & General take on Tower 42 to support Shelter.

Legal & General Tower 42 team
Legal & General Tower 42 team

03 March 2011

Legal & General Tower 42 team
Legal & General Tower 42 team

Legal & General have been working with Shelter, one of their key strategic partners for nearly 2 years, raising awareness with both staff and partners about the devastating human impact of housing need and to raise money for homeless and badly housed people.

Legal & General raised over £60,000 in 2010 by undertaking a number of other charity events including Vertical Rush, Hadrian’s Wall and the ‘Midlife Cyclists’ challenge, which took five intrepid supporters, 800 gruelling miles by saddle across Spain.

Legal & General have also donated to key projects such as the West Sussex Legal Advice Service and sponsored various policy events.

Stephen Smith, Director of Housing & External Affairs for Legal & General commented: "Vertical Rush is an excellent event that is not only a very challenging one, but also a great team building occasion and for a cause very close to our hearts. I am very proud of everyone who have given their time (and energy!) to take part in today’s event. We hope to have raised over £15,000 of Shelters overall aim to raise £200,000.”

Louise Parkes, Shelter’s Director of Fundraising, said, “ Legal & General are fantastic supporters of Shelter and have done a huge amount to raise money and awareness of the issues faced by many people who are affected every day by the misery of homelessness and bad housing. We look forward to working with Legal & General on many more events and initiatives in 2011.”

Notes to editors

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions.

For more information please contact:

Alyson Bowcott

Alyson Bowcott
PR Manager, Legal & General Group

t: +44 (0) 20 3124 2092
m: +44 (0) 7764 582574

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