PIB Insurance Brokers celebrate the festive season with 24 Days of Giving

Please join us as we open our Advent calendar.

PIB Insurance Brokers - 24 Days of Giving

Please join us as we open our Advent calendar.

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We are using Advent to support our communities.

As insurance brokers with a specialism in the charity insurance sector, we have witnessed first-hand through our clients the struggles faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the demand for services increasing, and a rise in operating costs to comply with safety measures, this month we want to help organisations across the UK with our 24 Days of Giving.

Each day from 1st December to 23rd December, we will be donating £200 to a charity.  Nominations have been invited from our 23 branches across the UK to help a charity in each local community.

We shall reveal the chosen charity every day across our social media platforms.

On Christmas Eve, the 24th day, one of the charities will be chosen at random to receive an additional donation of £500.  

Please join us as we open our Advent calendar every day in December.

Day 24

Since the 1st December, each of our 23 PIB Insurance Brokers branches has nominated a charity to receive a donation of £200.  Each organisation has faced the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are proud to have been able to support a wide range of charities including shelters for the homeless, hospices, animal rehoming centres and food banks this month. 

On Christmas Eve, we have selected, at random, one of these charities to receive an additional donation of £500, and are pleased to announce that Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice will benefit from this.

Bluebell Wood was nominated by our Retford branch for its work helping every family in need make the most amazing memories.  Every day, the hospice needs to raise almost £14,000 to remain open.  If you would like to support Bluebell Wood, please visit: Bluebell Wood

We would like to wish you a happy and safe Christmas.

Day 23

On Day 23 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in London has nominated Stroke Association to receive a donation of £200.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. With courage and determination recovery is possible, but right now, things are even tougher.  Donations help the charity provide specialist support services, fund critical research and campaign to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives after stroke.  To find out how you can help, please visit: Stroke Association

Day 22

On Day 22 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Reading has nominated Cruse Bereavement Care (Thames Valley Berkshire) to receive a donation of £200.

The charity has been operating in the Thames Valley for more than 25 years, providing free advice, information and support to adults, young people and children who are struggling to cope with grief arising from bereavement whenever or however the death occurred. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has meant face-to-face help has been suspended, the 35 trained volunteers continue to give their time to support people bereaved by death through telephone. To find out more, please visit: Cruse Bereavement Care

Day 21

On day 21 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Norwich has nominated Norfolk and Waveney Mind to receive a donation of £200.

Norfolk and Waveney Mind is an independent mental health charity that believes no one should have to face a mental problem alone.  The charity offers an extensive range of support, advice and information to its community, with its mission 'we won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect'.  To find out more, please visit: Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Day 20

On Day 20 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Glasgow has nominated Beatson Cancer Charity to receive a donation of £200.

Beatson Cancer Charity believes that no-one should face cancer on their own, and provides a wide range of services to support with wellbeing, care. The charity also supports The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre’s commitment to advancing clinical excellence in all areas. For further information, please visit: Beatson Cancer Charity

Day 19

On Day 19 of our 24 Days of Giving, Channel Island Insurance Brokers in Guernsey has nominated Bright Beginnings to receive a donation of £200.

The Centre in Guernsey provides a universal service made up of fun activities and support for all of parents and care-givers with children under 5, and is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for parents and children.  You can find out more here: Bright Beginnings

Day 18

On Day 18 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Cheshire has nominated Warrington Animal Welfare to receive a donation of £200.

WAW was setup to provide financial support for pet owners on low income or benefits to help them to pay to have their pets neutered, in a bid to reduce the amount of stray, abandoned and unwanted pets in Warrington.  To support WAW, please visit: Warrington Animal Welfare


On Day 17 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Leeds has nominated Leeds Women’s Aid to receive a donation of £200.

LWA is an independent charity, providing services to vulnerable women and children affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse.  Theses include emergency refuge accommodation, a 24 hour seven days a week helpline, and drop-in services.  To find out more, please visit: Leeds Women's Aid

Day 16

On Day 16 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Preston has nominated The Foxton Centre to receive a donation of £200.

The centre is a Preston-based charity with a long history and strong commitment working in the local community, providing support, safety and resources for vulnerable adults and young people.  The charity has reported a 300% increase in the number of people rough sleeping on Preston streets in the last three years, and works closely with a wide range of partners, organisations, volunteers and donors to help those in need.  If you would like to help, or find out more, please visit the charity’s website: The Foxton Centre

Day 15

On Day 15 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Bristol branch has nominated Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary to receive a donation of £200.

Holly Hedge provides a lifeline for around 800 pets every year, serving the population of Bristol by taking care of unwanted cats and dogs and helps to rescue animals at risk of being euthanised in pounds throughout the UK.  At any one time, the sanctuary has 150 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in its care.  With the mission to turn every sad story into a positive one, and give every animal second chance at happiness and their forever home, Holly Hedge relies on the generosity and goodwill of its supporters to keep its kennel and cattery doors open. If you would like to find out more, please visit the website: Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary

Day 14

On Day 14 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Liverpool branch has nominated St. Joseph’s Hospice to receive a donation of £200.

The hospice is proud to be a local Merseyside charity – caring for local people and answerable to the community it serves.  Based on a beautiful woodland site in Thornton just north of Liverpool, the hospice provides end-of-life care, and relies heavily on local people helping as volunteers – working in the shops, maintaining the grounds, helping with fundraising, and visiting patients.  To find out more, please visit the website: St. Joseph's Hospice

Day 13

On Day 13 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Brentwood branch has nominated Rainham Food Bank to receive a donation of £200.

The branch nominated the charity for its work serving the community in Rainham and South Hornchurch; single parent and other families, single people, and those who have been made homeless, often as a consequence of Covid 19.  The food bank would like to brighten Christmas with special items for a hamper – such as shampoos, shower gels, toothpastes, washing up liquid, washing detergent, nappies and formula milk. If you would like to help, please visit: Rainham Foodbank

Day 12

On Day 12 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Retford has nominated Bluebell Wood to receive a donation of £200.

Bluebell Wood provides respite care for families facing the toughest of times at its hospice in North Anston. The team at Bluebell Wood believes that every family deserves to make magical memories with their child, whether they have years, months, weeks or days together.  Every day, the hospice needs to raise almost £14,000 to keep its doors open; if you would like to help, please visit: Bluebell Wood

Day 11

On Day 11 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Wales has nominated the Sepsis Trust (Welsh region) to receive a donation of £200.

In the UK alone, 245,000 people are affected by sepsis with at least 48,000 people losing their lives in a sepsis-related illness every year.  The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) exists to fight this life-threatening condition, stop preventable deaths and support those affected by sepsis. Every penny donated helps the charity with its work, and £200 pays for a regional support group event for those affected by sepsis.  To find out more, please visit the website: The UK Sepsis Trust

Day 10

On Day 10 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Lincoln branch has nominated Buddies Dementia Cafe to receive a donation of £200.

Buddies Dementia Cafe provides support and help to those living with dementia and their carers.  Despite not being able to meet regularly since March, the charity has still been supporting its members by a monthly newsletter, weekly phone calls, shopping, collecting prescriptions, delivery of food parcels, providing transport and much more. At the moment, the team is preparing Christmas Goody Bags to be delivered to all our members in the next week.  To find out more, please visit the website: Buddies Dementia Cafe

Day 9

On Day 9 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Birmingham branch has nominated Birmingham Dogs Home to receive a donation of £200.

Birmingham Dogs Home was founded in 1892, and helps stray and unwanted dogs find happier tomorrows.  It has been a challenging time for the home, this year’s fundraising campaign is called It’s Been A Ruff Year, particularly for its team of dedicated staff who have continued to care for homeless dogs throughout the months of lockdown.  They will be there on Christmas Day, and our £200 will go towards ensuring the dogs have a Christmas meal, and a special day.  To find out how you can support the home, please visit the website: Birmingham Dogs Home

Day 8

On Day 8 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Halifax branch has nominated Overgate Hospice to receive a donation of £200.

Overgate Hospice is an independent and local charity with a mission to ensure that its patients, and those close to them, live with the best possible quality of life.  The hospice is only able to provide the care it does because of the incredible support received from the local community. To find out more about Overgate Hospice and how you can help support, please visit:  Overgate Hospice

Day 7

On Day 7 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Cornwall branch has nominated Cornwall Air Ambulance to receive £200.

The charity is called to over 1000 seriously sick or injured people every year in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  It relies on the public to fund these lifesaving missions, The Air Ambulance has recently purchased a faster helicopter with a longer range to enable seriously ill or injured people to be transported to hospitals as far away as Bristol – this is the nearest hospital to those living in Cornwall - with a dedicated and specialist children’s ward.  To see the charity's Twelve Days of Christmas fundraising initiative, visit their website: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Day 6

On Day 6 of our 24 Days of Giving, our Gloucester branch has nominated Newlife to receive £200.

This amount will give seven disabled children the gift of play this Christmas with a Play Therapy Pod. The Pods are free loans of specialist sensory toys which give the ability to play to children with a disability, help families better understand their child’s needs, encourage learning and development, distract from pain and provide enjoyment for the whole family to play, relax and spend quality time together.  If Newlife wins the £500 prize draw 17 more children with a disability will receive specialist toys, meaning 24 children would be given the magical gift of play, one for each day of 24 Days of Giving during the lead up to Christmas.  To find out more about, please visit: Newlife

Day 5

Today it is Day 5 of our 24 Days of Giving, and the Cumbria branch has nominated Furness Homeless Support Group to receive a donation of £200.

With Covid restrictions in mind, Christmas will be very different this year at FHSG but it will continue to ensure residents who reply on its services are supported.  £200 can provide 100 meals for those in need in the local community.  If you would like to donate, please visit the charity's JustGiving page: Furness Homeless Support

Day 4

Friday is the fourth day of our 24 Days of Giving.  Lutterworth branch has chosen Rainbows, the East Midland's only hospice for children and young people, to receive a donation of £200.  The team nominated Rainbows for its work in caring for children with life-limiting conditions, and supporting their families.

The hospice relies on donations to fund the care it gives, and if you would like to help, please visit the website: Rainbows

Day 3

On Day 3 of our 24 Days of Giving, the Hemel Hempstead branch has nominated the Mid and East Hertfordshire Network of Crohn's & Colitis UK to receive a donation of £200.

This week marks Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, a time when the charity campaigns to raise awareness and make a real difference to the lives of those affected by lifelong diseases that many people have never heard of.  Several members of the Hemel Hempstead team suffer from these debilitating diseases for which there is no cure. To find out more about the charity and its work at a local level, please visit: Crohn's & Colitis Mid and East Hertfordshire

Day 2

On Day 2 of our 24 Days of Giving, the Derby branch has chosen Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance Service as the recipient of £200.  The branch chose the Air Ambulance Service for its service delivering life-saving care, and because it relies entirely on voluntary donations and support from communities and businesses.  £200 can pay for a vacuum splint used to support and hold fractured limbs during transport.  To find out more, or make a donation, please visit: The Air Ambulance Service

Day 1

We are delighted to reveal the first charity to receive a donation of £200.  Tiny Tickers has been nominated by our branch in York

The charity's mission is to increase early detection rates of cardiac conditions, which improve a baby's chances of survival and long term quality of life. Tiny Tickers is York's charity of the year, and this donation will help reach the £725 target needed to fund a new pulse oximetry machine.  To find out more about this small charity with big ambitions, please visit the website: Tiny Tickers

To find out more about our 24 Days of Giving, please contact:

Caroline Brooks, Sales and Marketing Manager

e: Caroline.Brooks@pib-insurance.com

m: 07557 562 801