Fri 11 Jun. 2021

Insurance Charities Awareness Day 2021

We are running our annual raffle but this year we're asking members to make donations using our online Virgin Giving Page and we will then allocate raffle ticket numbers on the usual basis of £2 per number. Great prizes to be won!

The week commencing the 21st June is the Insurance Charities Awareness Week (#ICAW) which is a time when we always try to promote and support the work that the Insurance Charities do in helping insurance across the UK and Ireland in times of needs.

Usually the Insurance Institute of Leeds runs a raffle to raise much needed funds for both the Insurance Charities and our President's chosen Charity of the year. Once again we are facing the Annual charity week, without being able to visit offices in fancy dress (some may say this a blessing). We are therefore looking at running the Annual raffle a different way.

We will still be running our annual raffle but we will be asking members to make donations using our online Virgin Giving Page - and we will then allocate raffle ticket numbers on the usual basis of £2 per number.

After you've made your donation please email our Charities Chair on and she will allocate you your Raffle Numbers. At the end of the Charities week we will draw our winners using a random number generator.

We've already got some great prizes on offer including various Restaurant Vouchers, Amazon Vouchers and a bottle of whisky so please take part for your chance to win and support our great causes at the same time.

If your business would like to run internal collections and make one donation on the website then we're happy for you to run things that way as well, just email with details of everyone that needs a ticket assigning to them.

To give you a little bit of insight into the two great charities that we're helping with our raffle:

The Insurance Charities is the only charity in the UK and Ireland solely supporting past and present employees in the insurance industry and their dependants who are experiencing financial hardship. Over the course of the Charities week you can follow the hashtag at #ICAW and follow the Insurance Charities through the links below:

Twitter -

LinkedIn -

Facebook -

The theme of the week for the Insurance Charities is wellbeing and they'll be sharing videos and content on Financial, Emotional, Physical and Social Wellbeing as we go through the week. As many of you will know fundraising for The Insurance Charities is particularly close to our hearts as our Charities Chair Stacey Roadnight as they helped her family when they were in need.

Our President's charity of the year is Touchstone who are a charity primarily working in South Leeds who support large numbers of vulnerable people who might otherwise be left isolated and distressed. They provide a huge range of mental health and wellbeing services to over 2000 people a year and also work to help communities to support themselves moving forwards.

Raffle Entries are open from now until 11am on the 25th June so don't delay get donating today!

Melanie Jordan