Friends First would like to congratulate staff member, Jean Avery, who was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious CSR Hero award, at the 2017 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards.
Jean is a long standing member of the Customer Services team in Friends First and heads up the ‘Friends in the Community’ Charity Programme. This Programme supports three charities for a two-year period aligned with our business values.
The charities selected for 2016/2017 were the Irish Cancer Society, Aware, and Lessons for Life.
Under Jean’s management our CSR activities have developed to ensure our processes are transparent, sufficient funds are raised, volunteer aid is provided and there is a high level of engagement from Friends First staff and supporting Financial Brokers.
Commenting on her award, Jean said “I was delighted and humbled to be nominated for, and, receive this award on behalf of our CSR Charity Programme in Friends First. It is a credit to all our volunteers who help organise and take part in our various fundraising events throughout the year.”
The Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards, now in their 7th year, aim to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to Irish society, their community, workplace, family or through sporting excellence.
Congratulations to Jean from all her Friends First colleagues on this significant achievement. Learn more about the Friends First CSR programme.