Deeley Group Charity Launched

The Deeley Group is to raise and distribute money for local good causes as part of a new charity initiative

The construction and property development firm which has been based in the city for more than 80 years – has established a charity which will see its 70 employees raise money throughout the year.

Any monies raised will be distributed to charities and good causes, nominated by employees, across the city and county with the focus on smaller organisations.

As well as collecting money raised by staff, The Deeley Group Charity will also organise standalone events to go into the charity pot.

Ian Clorley, a trustee of the Deeley Group Charity, said: “The Deeley Group has been renowned for its support of local charities, but this is a way in which all staff can get involved.

“It means that not only will they get to play a full part in the fund raising but we will also be asking for suggestions of charities and good causes we can work for and raise money for.

“We have already had some really good suggestions and are now getting to plan what we will be doing in 2019.”

Group managing director Peter Deeley, whose father started the firm, said the initiative had been driven by staff.

He said: “Although we operate across the UK, our heart is very much here in Coventry and Warwickshire, and we are very much a part of the local community.

“Over the years we have helped many local causes, and the formation of our own charity will allow that continue and give our team and chance to shape how much we raise and where the funds go to.”