Kim Bailey, Greg Reed and Lucy Holt, Valentine's

Love is in the air at HomeServe!

Posted 24 February 2016 1:18 PM by John Greaves

Bal-loony fundraising campaign helps company donate more than £2,000 for Marie Curie

Hundreds of heart-shaped balloons have literally ‘popped’ up in HomeServe’s offices in Walsall, Preston, London, Banbury and Nottingham as generous staff showed each other some love and helped donate thousands of pounds to charity.

HomeServe staff were able buy the balloons, inspired by Valentine’s Day, from a flutter of caring cupids dotted around each of HomeServe’s UK locations and send them secretly to People around the business who have made a positive difference to them during the past year.

Collectively, caring colleagues taking part in the bal-loony February fundraising campaign have donated more than £2,000 to Marie Curie with hundreds of balloons filling offices over the past week alone.

“Love is certainly in the air in our offices at the moment!” said HomeServe’s Chief Marketing Officer Greg Reed, who received ‘a very special handful or two’ of balloons himself. “Saying thank you to each other is part of our every day culture, but the balloons offered our People were a really fun way to show some love and thank each other personally.

“Our People really got behind this with balloons literally filling our offices! Most importantly, it’s been a fantastic way to donate to an incredible charity which has been close to our own hearts for many years.”

The February balloon fundraising campaign is one element of HomeServe’s commitment to supporting its local communities and charities across the UK.


  • HomeServe’s Greg Reed (centre) with colleagues Kim Bailey and Lucy Holt


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We are one of the UK’s leading home assistance providers. For more than 20 years we have made our Customers’ lives easier by delivering maintenance and repair services, including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating and much more, though our own nationwide network of engineers and specialist, trusted sub-contractors.

Over two million people in the UK have already placed their trust in us and turn to us when it comes to fixing, maintaining and looking after their home.

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About Marie Curie

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.

 Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.


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