30th April 2010
Local insurance broker
Towergate Coverex in Maidstone has been part of the team which has raised over
£1 million in the past year to help a number of UK
charities including special projects at Cancer Research UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Children’s Charity, the Hospice movement and the NSPCC, which provides
ChildLine. At a time when the total charitable donations to the UK's charities
have dropped by 11% in the past year* Towergate managed to increase their
charitable giving year on year.
Along with colleagues from
Towergate’s other UK
offices, Towergate Coverex in Maidstone has
worked with clients and colleagues to raise a staggering £3.2 million since
2005, which has gone towards the special projects below.
volunteer counsellors. NSPCC’s ChildLine service confirm that an additional 47,000 vulnerable children have been able to speak to
a qualified counsellor as a result of the funds raised by Towergate.
Hospital is now able to build an additional 2 isolation units at their new
hospital. They are also carrying out essential research into child Leukaemia
using the funds donated by Towergate.
a range of grants to local hospices around the UK.
progressing world leading research into ways of preventing tumours from
diverting the blood supply, preventing their growth.
Mark Clayton, Managing
Director of Towergate Coverex said, '"I wish to thank my colleagues and
our clients for their outstanding contribution to these great charities.
Both our staff and clients have gone the extra mile this year raising money
through local events such as taking part in sporting events, cake baking
competitions and fundraising birthday parties!’.
Esther Rantzen, President of ChildLine
said, “We are most grateful to Towergate and their business partners for their
generous donations which will enable ChildLine to train more counsellors and
answer more calls. I’m particularly proud of the way Towergate involves their
staff, clients and business associates to support our charity. They are