A huge thank you to Gloucestershire Young Carers’ supporters for all the votes submitted in the Lansdown Insurance Giving programme. We were presented with a cheque for £450 thanks to the online support we received.
The funds will go towards the work we do to support children and young people who have family members with illness, disability, mental ill health or substance misuse issues.
Cheltenham based Lansdown Insurance Brokers granted a total of £15,000 to charities at their inaugural Lansdown Giving charity luncheon at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Cheltenham on 23rd May.
Darren Bee, General Manager at the Blocks of Flats insurance specialist presented the cheque to Gloucestershire Young Carers.
Darren said: “I’ve been General Manager at Lansdown for the last 2 years and it is with great pride that we are able to make these grants totalling £15,000 to charities voted for by our clients and the general public. This campaign is something completely new to us, and it’s fantastic to see so many people getting involved, we had nearly 8,000 votes!”
Employees at Lansdown each voted for a charity to make the initial shortlist of 17. These charities were then contacted to provide a statement describing what they do and how they would put this money to good use within the community. Following this, the shortlist was released to the general public and they were asked to vote for the winner.
Darren Bee continued: “We were amazed with the amount of votes and support the campaign got from both clients and non-clients, and even people that don’t live in Gloucestershire. Being able to run this and help these local charities means so much to us as a company as the majority of our staff are Gloucestershire residents.”
Whilst Lansdown operates as an independent broker as part of SEIB Insurance Brokers, the company is ultimately owned by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group that is in turn owned by the charity Allchurches Trust, so giving really is embedded deep into the culture of the Group.