Wed 25 Mar. 2020

Insurance Charities Newsletter

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Welcome to the Spring edition of The Insurance Charities newsletter.
In this issue you can:

  • find out how you can get involved in Insurance Charities Awareness Week.
  • register for one of our two special events for HR professionals.
  • support those living with dementia in four brand new locations through our Alzheimer's Society partnership.
  • apply for one of our volunteering opportunities at The Insurance Charities.
  • book a place on our annual golf tournament.

Please keep us up-to-date with any fundraising activities you are undertaking, and if you'd like to discuss any aspect of our work please do get in touch.
Thank you for your continued support.
Annali-Joy Thornicroft CEO - The Insurance Charities

Are you ready for Insurance Charities Awareness Week?

This year’s awareness week will take place between 22–26 June, and we hope our supporters throughout the British Isles will get involved.
The aim of Awareness Week is to let as many insurance employees as possible know about their industry charity, and that we're here to provide help and support to those in the sector in times of need.
People are often surprised that we don’t just help those in insurance, but also dependent relatives. We know that when misfortune strikes, whatever it is, it can affect the whole family.
Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ICAW in the run-up and during the week. If you're organising any activity, do let us know and we’d be pleased to support your efforts on social media!
Finally, do look out for our awareness boxes during the week. If you'd like to order yours please email us today. We'll need: - company name - a contact name - a contact email address - a contact telephone number - full postal address for delivery - the number of staff at your office

Breakfast with The Insurance Charities - Calling all senior HR professionals

During Awareness Week we’ll be delivering two breakfast briefings for HR professionals working in the insurance sector.
We want to tell them more about what we do, and the support we can offer them and their colleagues.

The first session will take place in Birmingham, on Tuesday 23 June, and the second in the heart of the City of London, on Thursday 25 June. Both sessions are free to attend and will run from 8.30 am-10.30 am.

Places are limited, so if you're working in HR and would like to join us please RSVP by Friday 29 May stating which briefing you’d like to attend.

Please forward these event details to your senior HR representative, as we'd love them to join us.

Dementia support – announcing volunteering opportunities in four new locations!

Last year we launched an exciting partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society who campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia.
This partnership offers a fast track support opportunity to all insurance people who have either been diagnosed with dementia or have someone close to them who has. We can now refer you to a specialist dementia adviser for information and support. In addition, there are also volunteering opportunities available if you’d like to help support those living with dementia. This could be via the phone, by offering a friendly ear, or in person by accompanying someone to the shops or the library for example.
Initially piloted in the Midlands we are now excited to offer further volunteering opportunities in the following areas:
  • Cardiff/South Wales
  • Manchester
  • Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Hampshire
We would encourage you to get in touch today to find out more about these fantastic opportunities and also share with any colleagues or contacts based in these areas.

Are you looking to share your skills and knowledge to benefit others?

The Insurance Charities is recruiting a Trustee and Audit Committee member with current accounting and/or cybercrime knowledge and experience. Interviews will be held in the late Spring/early Summer 2020.
For more information, and to register your interest, please email us or write to Annali-Joy Thornicroft CEO & Company Secretary, The Insurance Charities, 3rd Floor, 2 St Andrew’s Hill, London. EC4V 5BY.

CII member based in Essex or Scotland?

The role of The Insurance Charities Representative (also known as a Visitor) involves visiting applicants requesting help from the Charity in their local Insurance Institute area.
We are looking for CII member volunteers with a sympathetic and supportive attitude, good organisational skills and the ability to write accurate and concise reports in the following locations:
  • Inverness, the Highlands and Islands
  • Chelmsford and South Essex
A visitor is usually appointed for a year and key responsibilities include:
  • Carrying out visits annually or as and when required to individuals in their homes.
  • Verifying information supplied by the beneficiary or individual applying for support.
  • Providing a written and detailed confidential report post-meeting to the Charity.
If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, then please call us on 020 7606 3763 for an informal chat.

Tee time with The Insurance Charities

This year’s annual golf day will once again take place at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club in Leek Wootton on 16 September.
This time we'll be playing on the 18-hole Earls Course, which presents a fantastic test of golf with the first nine mostly through woodland with lots of tight driving holes. With tricky to read greens, great woodland holes, and a range of water hazards, this course offers an all-round championship golf experience!
This is always a fantastic day and provides the chance to network with colleagues from across the insurance sector and support your industry’s charity. If you have not yet reserved your place at this popular event you can find out more and book here.
If you are interested in donating a raffle prize or sponsoring an element of the day then please email marketing@theinsurancecharities.org.uk

On your marks for the 2020 Insurance Endurance karting event!

Once again, The Insurance Charities has been chosen as the charity partner for this year’s Insurance Endurance karting event.
The day will be held at PFI in Grantham, the UK’s largest outdoor karting circuit, featuring an impressive 1382-metre-long track, with 10 hair raising bends and challenging straights.
Teams of up to eight drivers are invited to enter this year’s six-hour endurance race, and is open to all companies from across the insurance industry. You can sign up here. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or providing a raffle prizes then Insurance Endurance would love to hear from you.

Visiting your organisation to talk about The Insurance Charities

As part of our work to raise awareness about the Charity we can, where resource allows, visit insurance employers to talk about our work.
We can host a stand in your office or present to colleagues. Alternatively, we can provide things such as information for you to hand out, copy for your internal comms channels and a link to our short video. If you'd like to discuss this further please get in touch.