Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 by Sasha Melia
Ten charities have made it through to the final stage of voting in the 2019 SEIB Insurance Brokers Charity Awards. One of these deserving charities will be awarded with the £50,000 SEIB grant at the SEIB Charity Awards Luncheon at the Grange City Hotel, London on the 22nd March. A further £50,000 will be split between other good causes.
Following nominations by the general public, SEIB customers have had the final say in which charity they believe should receive the winning £50,000 grant and to which charities the £50,000 runner-up grants should be awarded.
The valuable SEIB grant will be used for a specific project which will make a true difference to the cause it is aimed at. The 10 finalists in the 2019 SEIB Charity Awards have been required to provide detailed plans for their project and have had to meet stringent due-diligence. All charities are to be UK registered and projects are to be UK based and past winners are not eligible.
The ten finalist charities and their projects for 2019 are:
The Animal Health Trust – Digital X-Ray Appeal. Aims to improve the quality of x-ray images and information and to be able to x-ray previously inaccessible areas which could result in the diagnosis of new orthopaedic conditions.
Bransby Horses – Safe Haven Project. Bransby has recently purchased an additional 800 acres to provide a safe and secure environment for the horses, ponies and donkeys they rescue. The SEIB grant would be to provide this new land with secure fencing, gates and running water.
James Hopkins Trust – Sensory room to help children with complex needs. The hospice helps children under 5 with life threatening or life limiting conditions. An updated sensory room will have a vital role for children at the hospice to help each individual interact with the world around them.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice – Enhanced Wellbeing. The SEIB grant would help Lindsey Lodge to move from being a day-care centre to a modern fully equipped enhanced wellbeing centre by providing 10 rise and recline chairs, an enablement gym and an extended bathroom.
Once Upon A Smile – Help bereaved families rebuild their lives. The charity has just purchased a new building and the SEIB grant would enable it to be furnished and to provide individual rooms to offer opportunities for grieving families including relaxing space, music, baking and assessment.
Redwings – Horse Hospital Treatment Room Renovation. The current treatment room at Redwings has been in use for 20 years and is desperately in need of renovation. The SEIB grant would cover specialist flooring, equipment and cupboards.
South Essex Wildlife Hospital – Seal Treatment and Wildlife Isolation Unit. The hospital sees around 10,000 animals each year and aims to provide a specialist facility for an increasing number of sick, orphaned and injured seals and other wildlife.
Welsh Pony Rescue and Rehoming Charitable Trust – Every Life is Precious project. There are many abandoned ponies in South Wales and the SEIB grant would enable the trust to help these ponies through the purchase of a new horsebox, tractor trailer, pen and crush.
Wildlife Aid Foundation – Orphan Accommodation Project. The foundation caters for all British wildlife, seeing up to 60 injured or abandoned animals a day. The SEIB grant would fund a new orphan unit including a new feeding station, 4 release pens and a volunteer training room.
World Horse Welfare – Vital New Equipment Needed. The charity rescue around 300 horses a year. The SEIB grant would fund a drone with a high-resolution camera to help locate horses in need of rescue in hard to reach areas, a new tractor trailer and harrow and updating the visitor centre.
Always known for ‘putting something back’, SEIB is a commercial business with a charitable purpose. The company insures numerous charities and not for profit organisations. SEIB is an independent broker but is ultimately owned by a charity called the Allchurches Trust Limited and profits are used for good causes. The aim of SEIB’s immediate owner, the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc, aims to give £100million for good causes through the Allchurches Trust by 2020.
To find out more about each of the finalists and their projects please visit: www.seib.co.uk/giving