Telford insurance broker fund-raise for local charities
15th December 2016
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The team from Henshalls insurance brokers,  in Newport and Shrewsbury have raised £1,000 in the last 12 months from a wide range of activities.

Henshalls, who have branches in both Newport and Shrewsbury,  have shared their charity totals between several local and national causes.

Elsa Mackay, who co-ordinates the company’s fund raising initiatives, said they were delighted with the amount they raised this year.

“The charities were chosen as many of us have been supported by the organisations themselves, or we’re connected to them in some way, or they are causes that we all just feel very strongly about.

“It’s great to have been able to split the amount we’ve raised and donate equally to each of our chosen recipients.”

Each month Henshalls staff donate money from their salary through their staff tote scheme, and those payments have gone to: Midlands Air Ambulance, Cuan Wildlife Centre, Diabetes UK, and JDRF charity.

“We’ve also raised additional cash by organising events including dress down days and cake sales, and those donations have gone to: The Harry Johnson Trust, Newport Food Bank, Hilbrae Rescue Kennels, Severn Hospice, Rotary Club of Newport to help Newport First Responders, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.

“And it’s not just the money we’ve raised – we’ve also donated unwanted blankets, quilts and towels to Hilbrae Rescue Kennels to support the dogs while they wait to be rehomed,” said Elsa.

“As a local company at the heart of Newport’s High Street, we are committed to supporting local causes that make a real difference to people in this area.

“We’re always incredibly proud of the efforts made by our staff to ensure the charities we choose receive the most generous donations we can possibly make, and this year has been a particularly successful one for everyone involved.”

If you would like to know more about Henshalls and the service they offer call 01952 426220.

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