The Tesco Angel Foundation is 5 years old: HUF 116.2 million donation to colleagues in a crisis situation

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 06. 26. 12:07

The Tesco Angel Foundation was established five years ago, which provides social assistance to employees in difficult situations from colleagues’ contributions, which Tesco doubles in all cases. Since 2019, more than 1,300 people have received support to cover, among other things, the costs related to their medical treatment, long-term absence due to cancer, damage to their home or an unexpected expense, and nearly 500 Tesco children have been able to go to camp thanks to the foundation. Every month, more than 2,000 “angels” regularly get together and donate money to charity to stand by their colleagues even in times of trouble, further strengthening the close-knit community of Tesco employees.

The Tesco Angel Foundation, which was established in 2019 to help the company’s employees and their relatives, is celebrating its fifth birthday. The aim of the organization is to provide social assistance to colleagues in a crisis situation and to support them and their children in other ways. These include, among others, support for workers who have had an accident, are injured or are ill for other reasons, as well as financial burdens arising from serious family events affecting or surrounding employees, including urgent surgeries, long-term illness or death, or natural disasters (e.g. water damage, fire) mitigation and promoting the rehabilitation of colleagues.

“I am extremely grateful to my colleagues, who make it possible every month, through altruism and community solidarity, to change fates that sometimes seem hopeless. I am proud that in five years, 1,306 people were able to receive support in the amount of HUF 116.2 million, and we were able to spend an additional HUF 11.2 million on Christmas presents for colleagues in need, and we were able to support the summer camp of 484 children of Tesco parents. Anyone can find themselves in an unexpected, financially burdensome situation when they need help. I’m glad that our colleagues have a place to turn to, and their stories prove every day that even the smallest amount of attention can do wonders.”

– said Barbara Szigeti, head of HR at TBST, president of the board of trustees of the Tesco Angel Foundation.

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