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Legal & General take on Tower 42 to raise valuable funds for Shelter.

Stephen Smith - Legal & General Director of Housing & Public Affairs
Stephen Smith
Legal & General Director
Housing & Public Affairs

02 March 2012

Stephen Smith - Legal & General Director of Housing & Public Affairs
Stephen Smith
Legal & General Director
Housing & Public Affairs

Over 120 employees from Legal & General's Kingswood and London offices in Coleman Street took on the challenge of Shelter's award winning event Vertical Rush. The brave and courageous raced 600ft to the top of Tower 42 in the city of London, to raise money for Shelter the housing and homelessness charity.

Legal & General have been working with Shelter for over 3 years, raising awareness with both employees and business partners about the devastating human impact of housing need and to raise money for homeless and badly housed people.

This year, Legal & General were proud to be the company who entered the most teams for the event.

Stephen Smith, Director, Housing and External Affairs for Legal & General Network said:

"Vertical Rush is an excellent event that is not only a very challenging one but also a great team building one. This year we have had 24 teams who entered and it is fantastic that so many have got involved. I would like to thank everyone who took part. We hope to have raised over £18,000 for Shelter for this event alone."

Tracy Griffin, Director of Fundraising for Shelter said:

"Legal & General are fantastic supporters of Shelter and have done a huge amount to raise money and awareness of the issues faced by many people affected by the misery of homelessness and bad housing. We would like to thank all of the runners and volunteers who helped us make the event a huge success and look forward to working with Legal & General throughout 2012 on many more events and projects."

Notes to editors

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions.
The Legal & General Group, established in 1836, is one of the UK's leading financial services companies. As at 30 June 2011, we were responsible for investing £370 billion worldwide on behalf of investors, policyholders and shareholders. We also had over seven million customers in the UK for our life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans.


For more information please contact:

Alyson Bowcott

Alyson Bowcott
PR Manager, Legal & General Group

t: +44 (0) 20 3124 2092
m: +44 (0) 7764 582574
e: alyson.bowcott@landg.com


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