Local Insurance Broker Bucks Trend Helping to Raise Over £3.2 million for UK Charities

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.

  • The recruitment and training of

    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.

  • Great Ormond Street Children’s

    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.

  • Help the Hospices have provided

    a range of grants to local hospices around the UK.

  • Cancer Research UK is

    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

absolute stars!”