BGL Group rallies round Knottingley foodbank after raid
Colleagues donated funds to replenish supplies stolen by thieves
Colleagues at BGL Group’s Wakefield office have rallied round a local foodbank after it was targeted by thieves thought to be cashing in on panic-buying.

Claims advisor Robert Bednall and team leader Mohammed Ali arranged for £180 in tuck shop proceeds to be donated to Knottingley Foodbank after it was raided on March 18.

About £500 of donations, including toilet rolls and sanitary products, were stolen from a storage container belonging to the foodbank at a time when there is more demand than ever for its services.

Robert said: “When I heard they may need to shut because the supplies had been stolen, I wanted to do whatever I could to help. Hopefully this will go some way towards enabling them to continue to support the most vulnerable in our society at this difficult time.”

With over 10 million customers, BGL is a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services via brands including comparethemarket.com, Budget Insurance, Dial Direct and Beagle Street. 

More than 100 people make up the BGL Customer Services team in Wakefield, which specialises in handling claims and complements those operating at the Group’s contact centres in Sunderland and Peterborough.

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