Charity scoops share of £120,000 festive financial boost

A charity based in East Anglia has received a £1,000 gift from Ecclesiastical Insurance.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, was nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the specialist insurer’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

A total of 3,496 East Anglia residents nominated a cause close to their hearts, with 210 charitable causes in the area receiving votes. The 120 winning charities across the UK were picked at random from those nominated.

Thanking supporters in East Anglia, Mark Hews, Group CEO at Ecclesiastical, said: “At Ecclesiastical, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. In fact, we are the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK.

“We are able to give away so much because uniquely, as a financial services group, we are owned by a charity. In these challenging times, we are delighted to be giving back to good courses once more with our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

“Having supported thousands of charities over the past four years of the campaign, we know that £1,000 can make a real difference to the incredible work that charities do. We’re looking forward to seeing how this festive financial boost will change lives for the better and we hope these donations can bring a positive start to 2022.”

The full list of the 120 charity winners is available to view online at www.movementforgood.com/12days

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