At the end of June our Private Client Team Manager, Andy Sweet and his fiancée Charley, completed the Force Century Cycle
ride. This is an annual cycle event which raises money for the Force Centre in
provide support for people affected by cancer.
Force recently announced that the
total raised by the event was over £60,000. Great news from a wonderful charity,
you can read more about the work they do at: http://forcecancercharity.co.uk/
The British Insurance Brokers Association has named John Foster, Chairman of Foster Leighton as winner of the Francis Perkins Award.
The award was presented at BIBA Conference 2011 where John Foster was named winner of the 2011 Francis Perkins Award for his long standing commitment over many years to the BIBA West of England region.
John has held many positions on various local and national committees since joining BIBA in 1977 and was selected for the award, which was instigated by BIBA’s first Chairman, in recognition of his longstanding dedication to the furtherance of the Association.
BIBA Chief Executive, Eric Galbraith said: "I was delighted by the high calibre of the entries that we received for the award and I’m honoured to be able to recognise both an experienced and valued member of the Association."
Over the years, Foster Leighton has developed an expertise in providing risk management and insurance solutions to Charities and other “Not-for-Profit” organisations. Many more of these bodies have been set up of late, often as spin-offs from Central or Local Government and run by individuals with little or no previous experience in the commercial world who have found our advice invaluable. Here are the details of some we have been pleased to assist recently. Each provided us with its own unique challenge in arranging the right cover at the right price.
Living Options is an organisation which exists to ensure people with physical and/or sensory disabilities and deaf people with sign language can make an active and equal contribution in society.
South West Grid for Learning is a Charitable Trust who provide maintained schools and many other educational establishments throughout the region (South West) with safe, secure and reliable broadband internet connectivity; broadband-enabled learning resources and services and help, support and advice in using the internet safely.
Devon Community Foundation gives grants to local good causes across the County, making a real difference to the quality of people's lives. Individuals, families, local companies and public bodies make this possible by setting up funds with the Foundation. The Foundation provides a vital link between donors and local needs - connecting those who care with causes that really need their help.
Hillcrest Branch is a social enterprise company set up to provide contract gardening services, and is able to offer 'on the job' support to people have become disadvantaged in the labour market, specifically supporting people living with mental health issuesgiving these people the chance of paid employment.
Click on the link for each organisation to find out more about their work on their website
Foster Leighton has extended its service to the small and start up Charity, Voluntary, & Not-for-profit Sector, with a new on line quotation facility.
You are now able to obtain quotations, and go on cover at a time to suit you.
For more information on this service please click here.
For links to some of the charities we have been able to help in the past please click here.