31 days, 40 acts of kindness, 1,000s of smiles

November 15, 2022

Zurich’s #40gives40 campaign helps communities across the island

Families, charities and the emergency services have all had some nice surprises in the past month thanks to a campaign celebrating Zurich’s 40th Isle of Man anniversary.

The leading insurance company has been carrying out 40 random acts of kindness during August as a thank you to the local community.

The #40gives40 campaign has generated lots of positive feedback on social media, with events rang-ing from donations of equipment to charities and community groups, to free tickets for families visiting popular attractions such as Curraghs Wildlife Park and the Royal Manx Agricultural Show, treating people to free coffees, and free travel passes which were given out at Douglas Railway Station. Po-lice, ambulance and fire crews – plus staff in the Emergency Services Joint Control Room, and Civil Defence and RNLI volunteers – all received #40gives40 cupcakes baked specially for Zurich by Elaine Taylor from Taylor Made Cakes.

Bruce Pearson, CEO, Zurich International Life Ltd, said: “We must say a massive thank you from Zur-ich on the Isle of Man to everyone who shared our anniversary celebrations. 2022 is a special year for us at a local and global level because it marks 40 years since Zurich International Life Limited was es-tablished here on the Island, and 150 years since our parent company, Zurich Insurance Group, was founded. The #40gives40 campaign was our way of doing something extra special to thank the com-munity here on the Island for making this such a beautiful place to live and work. Thanks to our fan-tastic Zurich volunteers, and all the wonderful people we have met during the past month, we have created lots more happy memories.”

More than 40 Zurich employees volunteered to support the #40gives40 campaign by choosing which good causes to support, plus practical help such as organizing events, or buying or presenting gifts.

Claire Cope, Chief Compliance Officer, who was one of the volunteers, said: “It’s been a lot fun to make someone’s day with a surprise gift, and also emotionally rewarding when we hear how dona-tions mean so much to charities at the heart of the community.”

To find out more about the #40gives40 campaign, check out Zurich on the Isle of Man’s Facebook and Instagram channels.