Staff at an insurance company hope their volunteering work will inspire other companies to do the same.

Insurance company Cardif Pinnacle, based in Barnet Way, Borehamwood, select a community-based charity to volunteer for at every two years.

After a strict selection process, Penniwell’s Riding for the Disabled centre, in Edgwarebury Lane, was chosen as the company’s current charity.

Up to 140 riders visit the centre each week, which costs £3,000 a week to run and employs only five members of staff.

Workers at Cardif Pinnacle now regularly visit the centre to trim hedges and do other gardening work - something that hasn’t been done at the riding school for a number of years.

Sarah Potter, communications manager at Cardif Pinnacle, hopes other companies in the area will start similar schemes in the community.

She said: “We are passionate about giving back to our local community. If more companies in Borehamwood adopted the same ideas as we did, Penniwells could benefit so much.

“The benefit of choosing Penniwells means we can get involved on a practical level to help them as well as staff donating money to keep them going too.”