Back to top

Allstate Northern Ireland

News

News

Allstate Northern Ireland



Businesses called to gather 'barrows full of books'

In support of World Book Week (2 — 6 March 2015), Business in the Community is calling on businesses to ask their employees to gather together as books (used and new) for children aged 8 — 10 years old. Books can be donated in workplaces up to 13 March and will be collected from participating companies and distributed to primary schools across Northern Ireland.

Jude Molyneaux and Ellie Redfern from Ashgrove Primary School encourage businesses to ask their employees to donate 'barrows full of books' during World Book Week (2 — 6 March) to help improve the literacy of primary school children across Northern Ireland.
Jude Molyneaux and Ellie Redfern from Ashgrove Primary School encourage businesses to ask their employees to donate 'barrows full of books' during World Book Week (2 — 6 March) to help improve the literacy of primary school children across Northern Ireland. To find out more visit www.bitcni.org.uk

Dervla Strong, Business in the Community Time to Read Manager explains:

"Every week across Northern Ireland over 400 business volunteers read with over 700 children in our schools. The importance of literacy and being able to read well cannot be underestimated. Reading provides a vital foundation for all other areas of learning and has an impact throughout a person's life. This is a priority for government and an area where our business volunteers are making a huge impact."

One such volunteer, Imelda McVeigh from Allstate NI adds:

"I believe that Time to Read is an important part of my week and having this time supported by my employer is great. Giving back in this way brings benefits to the children and to me. My Time to Read children are delightful and we have a good rapport. Seeing them progress week on week is extremely rewarding. I feel that my employer is making an investment in the future workforce and in helping me develop skills such as active listening."

Regular Time to Read volunteers Imelda McVeigh (Allstate NI) and Linda Harvey (retired) read with Bailey McKee and Ellie Redfern from Ashgrove Primary School. Businesses are being asked to ask their employees to donate books during World Book Week (2 — 6 March) to help improve the literacy of primary school children across Northern Ireland .
Regular Time to Read volunteers Imelda McVeigh (Allstate NI) and Linda Harvey (retired) read with Bailey McKee and Ellie Redfern from Ashgrove Primary School.
Jude Molyneaux and Ellie Redfern from Ashgrove Primary School and Imelda McVeigh from Allsate NI encourage businesses to ask their employees to donate 'barrows full of books' during World Book Week (2 — 6 March) to help improve the literacy of primary school children across Northern Ireland.
Jude Molyneaux and Ellie Redfern from Ashgrove Primary School and Imelda McVeigh from Allsate NI encourage businesses to ask their employees to donate 'barrows full of books' during World Book Week.

Getting involved is really easy. Businesses can register and download a FREE poster from www.bitcni.org.uk/events and place around their workplaces. Business in the Community will arrange for all books to be collected week commencing 9 March and distributed to primary schools to boost their reading resources.

To download your free poster, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/events or e-mail dervla.strong@bitcni.org.uk for more information.

LATEST NEWS STORIES

Global Business Excellence Awards.

Allstate Northern Ireland Wins Global Business Excellence Award

Published: 25.4.2015
Allstate Northern Ireland was named winner of the Outstanding HR Team category at the 2016 Global Business Excellence Awards. Read More >

Dragon's Den Project.

Allstate NI Dragons' Den Project Helping People With Autism Find Work

Published: 21.12.2015
A new website, designed and developed free by Allstate NI as part of a Dragon's Den style Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. Read More >

ANI recognised at the NI Road Safety Awards.

Allstate NI XtheTXT Campaign Recognised at Road Safety Awards

Published: 7.12.2015
On Friday 27th November, Allstate Northern Ireland's XtheTXT campaign was highly commended in the Secondary School Project category at the first ever NI Road Safety Awards, organized by CRASH Services and held at Cultra Manor. Read More >

Allstate NI host Love Food Hate Waste event.

Love Food Hate Waste Week at Allstate NI

Published: 17.11.2015
Allstate Northern Ireland geared up for Northern Ireland's "European Week for Waste Reduction" campaign by hosting our very own Love Food Hate Waste Week between 10th and 12th November! Read More >

  • Connect With Us
    © 2016 Allstate Insurance Company
    All Rights Reserved

Allstate Northern Ireland, Company Reg. Number NI34636, 9 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT13LZ, Northern Ireland

ECC Monitor: OK