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Chris Morling donates £33k over three years to local Primary School

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Written by Hannah Maundrell, Former Editor in Chief

10 July 2018

For the past three years our founder and CEO, Chris Morling has given every team member £5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The staff all chose charities close to their heart and ranged from small local charities to nationwide specialist ones.

Money.co.uk team members Laura Rettie and Abi Francis both chose North Cerney Primary School for the past three years running.

"I'm an ex-pupil of this beautiful rural school and I can't praise it enough. Many of my best friends are people I met there and we've all gone on to achieve great things.

"The culture of the school is a happy, community-minded, collaborative one and influenced me in such positive ways. If I ever have children of my own I'd send them there in a heartbeat.

"I support the school whenever I can because I believe in its abilities to compete against schools much larger in size. Small classes mean children are listened to and their individual needs are addressed. Money is increasingly tight in schools and every penny is sacred. A donation of this size is hugely appreciated and directly felt by all the pupils who attend. It's a joy to see the children benefit."

Source: Team Member Laura Rettie

Money.co.uk has been accredited as an outstanding place to work. Last year Chris Morling was dubbed as "Britain's Best Boss" by the UK's media and he won the Midlands "Master" category for EY's Entrepreneur of the Year. Chris also gives his team three additional days off every year to volunteer for charitable causes.

"When you've got a successful business you have a responsibility which extends beyond the business. "We're lucky enough to be very profitable and donating to schools like North Cerney is absolutely the right thing to do.

"For my team and I these donations gives us an additional sense of purpose - it adds another level of reason to why we do what we do."

Source: Founder and CEO Chris Morling

"This amount of money is huge for us - it's like winning the lottery! We're so grateful to Chris and to Laura and Abi for nominating us.

"Primary Schools have a vital role in improving social mobility, raising aspiration, broadening horizons and connecting children's learning to their future lives.

"This injection of money will enable us to completely re-vamp our IT in the school putting future technology in the hands of all our children and ensuring they are fully prepared for their lives as lifelong learners in a digital world."

Source: Executive Headteacher of North Cerney C of E Primary School, Suki Pascoe

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