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BlueBay chooses Contact the Elderly as their charity of the year

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Contact the Elderly is pleased to announce that BlueBay Asset Management has chosen us as their charity of the year. Thanks to this generous support, we are looking forward to year’s worth of fund raising from the BlueBay team.

BlueBay Asset Management is a London based global asset manager specialising in fixed income investing. Over the last fifteen years, the firm has been investing for institutional investors in a range of fixed income asset classes and now manages over US$55 billion in assets, employs over 400 individuals and has offices in UK, Ireland, US (Stamford), Hong Kong, Switzerland and Japan. BlueBay Asset Management is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.

Ongoing support from business and corporations is vital to Contact the Elderly’s continued growth as we aim to extend our lifeline of friendship to the loneliest and most isolated older people from across England, Scotland and Wales.

Gemma MacNulty, Partnerships Development Officer for Contact the Elderly, said: ‘‘We are thrilled to be chosen at BlueBay’s Charity of the Year. Contact the Elderly has been committed to combatting loneliness and social isolation amongst older people for over 50 years, and thanks to ongoing support from organisations like BlueBay we can continue to do our vital work. We look forward to working with them over the coming year and inviting more older people out to afternoon tea.  ’’

The BlueBay team have already got off to a flying start by raising £270 from an office bake sale with an Olympic twist. They also have lots of other ideas in the pipeline for raising money and spreading the word about Contact the Elderly’s unique service.

To find out more about the various ways you can support Contact the Elderly at work, with friends or individually, you can find plenty of ideas on our fund raising page.

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