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

Please join us as we open our Advent calendar

We are so pleased to announce the return of our 24 Days of Giving, using Advent to support local communities.

Last year, we invited each of our branches to nominate a charity to receive a donation of £200.  Organisations we were able to support included hospices, food banks, air ambulances, homeless shelters and animal rescue centres.

As insurance brokers with many clients in the charity sector, we have witnessed first-hand through the struggles charities have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As demand for services has increased, and operating costs have risen to comply with safety measures, it is important for us to support organisations across the UK.

This year’s 24 Days of Giving is supported by the PIB Group Community Trust. The Trust was launched at the beginning of 2021, as part of the PIB Group corporate social responsibility programme.

Backed by PIB Group which provides a proportion of its revenues to give to charity, the Trust has been able to offer funding to support the many charitable endeavours of our colleagues by enabling contributions to be made to their chosen charities. By the end of this year, the Trust is looking to have donated around £120,000 to local charities and causes, as well as corporate or Group donations and employee initiatives.

Each day from 1st December to 24th December, we will be donating £250 to a charity.  Nominations have been invited from our 24 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.

Please join us as we open our Advent calendar!

Day 24

It's Christmas Eve, and the final day of our 24 Days of Giving.

Today, on behalf of everyone at PIB Insurance Brokers, Steve Redgwell, CEO Retail Specialty, has nominated the British Heart Foundation to receive a donation of £250.

The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases. The organisation continues to campaign for healthier environments, and relies on the generous donations from its supporters to continue its work.  

Day 23 

On Day 23 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Cumbria has nominated YouthAbility to receive a donation of £250.

Supported by Leonard Cheshire, YouthAbility provides inclusive youth clubs across Cumbria for young disabled people aged eight and above.

The centres aim to build confidence and develop skills and capabilities in young people to facilitate a smoother transition to adulthood. 

Day 22

On Day 22 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Croydon has nominated Crisis to receive a donation of £250.

Crisis works with thousands of homeless people every year, providing vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.

Crisis offers one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people across England, Scotland and Wales.

Day 21

On Day 21 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Reading has nominated Cruse to receive a donation of £250.

Cruse helps people through one of the most painful times in life, offering bereavement support, information and campaigning.

With 4000 volunteers across the UK, the organisation has been able to help 24,000 people in need this year.

Day 20

On Day 20 of our 24 Days of Giving, our colleagues at Channel Insurance Brokers have nominated Les Bourgs Hospice to receive a donation of £250.

Les Bourgs provides in-patient and respite care for the people of Bailiwick, Guernsey.  Patients benefit form the highest levels of professional and compassionate care.

Relying entirely on public support, fundraising and donations, and the excellent work of volunteers allows the hospice to continue its work.

Day 19

On Day 19 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in London has nominated The Oliver Fisher Baby Care Unit to receive a donation of £250.

 The unit cares for babies who require intensive care, high dependency, and special care services.  It cares for babies from Medway and the surrounding South East Thames region.

Each year, the unit treats around 1,000 babies as part of its neonatal and maternity service.

Day 18

On Day 18 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Liverpool has nominated Woodlands Hospice to receive a donation of £250.

Woodlands Hospice is dedicated to providing hospice care for the people of North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsley.

The independent charity is committed to delivering the best possible practice and development of Specialist Palliative Care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses with complex needs. 

Day 17

On Day 17 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Gloucester has nominated City Catering Southampton to receive a donation of £250.

City Catering delivers hot nutritious meals into the homes of vulnerable and elderly adults across the city, and serves Food for Life compliant meals in 46 of Southampton's schools.

Its Lunch Crowd initiative allows the organisation to open up school kitchens during the holidays to serve family meals to those most in need, for free. 

Day 16

On Day 16 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Hemel Hempstead has nominated Crohn's and Colitis UK to receive a donation of £250.

Crohn's and Colitis UK works to support those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease through online support, campaigning for improved standards of care, and raising awareness of an invisible illness which can be debilitating and misunderstood.

Leading the fight against Crohn's and Colitis, the organisation is driving pioneering research to help improve the lives of people affected by IBD and, ultimately, to find a cure.

Day 15

On Day 15 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Bristol has nominated Sobell House Hospice to receive a donation of £250.

Sobell House Hospice offers specialist palliative care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement.  

Each year, £2,000,000 is needed from the community to fund the hospice's specialist services to the people under its care.

Day 14

On Day 14 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Altrincham has nominated Warrington Animal Welfare to receive a donation of £250.

WAW was set up to provide financial support for pet owners on low income or benefits to help them pay to have their pets neutered, to help reduce the number of stray, abandoned and unwanted pets in Warrington and the surrounding areas.

The organisation helps to provide care for abandoned, abused and unwanted domestic animals.

Day 13

On Day 13 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Preston has nominated Nightsafe to receive a donation of £250.

Nightsafe aims to alleviate the plight of homeless and vulnerably housed young people within the borough of Blackburn with Darwen and surrounding areas.

The charity supports through the provision of accommodation, day centres with information, advice and guidance.

Day 12

On Day 12 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Lincoln has nominated Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to receive a donation of £250.

Since 1994, donations from the general public have helped the air ambulance respond to over 22,000 life-threatening missions across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is one of the UK’s leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Charities.

At a time when every second counts, the arrival of its iconic yellow helicopter really can mean the difference between life and death.

Day 11

On Day 11 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Glasgow has nominated Action For Children to receive a donation of £250.

The organisation protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. It ensures their voices are heard, and campaigns to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Action For Children does this in many ways - from childcare to mental health programmes and parenting support, and policy, research and influencing.

Day 10

On Day 10 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Leeds has nominated Leeds Women's Aid to receive a donation of £250.

The organisation has been supporting woman and children experiencing domestic violence for 45 years.

In a time of increased risk of harm and isolation for those affected by domestic abuse, the charity has helped more women and children in providing a safe haven through emergency accommodation, supporting those in need online and in-person, and helping with access to vital services.

Day 9

On Day 9 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Lutterworth has nominated Horatio's Garden to receive a donation of £250.

Horatio's Garden is a national charity creating and nurturing beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres, to support those affected by spinal injury.

Growing thriving communities, the organisation supports patients who may have little or no access to the outside world during their stay in hospital. 

Day 8

On Day 8 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in York has nominated Tiny Tickers to receive a donation of £250.

The team in York has supported Tiny Tickers for a number of years raising funds for the organisation that helps give babies born with serious heart conditions a fighting chance. 

The small charity with big ambitions has helped fund large-scale sonographer training programmes, new parent support projects, and lobbying campaigns for improved standards.

Day 7

On Day 7 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Retford has nominated Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to receive a donation of £250.

Bluebell Wood supports children and young adults whose lives are just too short. It costs almost £14,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open, and each donation contributes to the hospice’s work to take some of the stresses away and provide the best care possible.

Day 6

On Day 6 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Chelmsford has nominated With You In Mind to receive a donation of £250.

With You In Mind is a social, inclusive, well-being hub for people over the age of 16 in Chelmsford, offering activity sessions for people who want to improve their confidence and mental health.

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Day 5

On Day 5 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Birmingham has nominated Birmingham Dogs Home to receive a donation of £250.

Birmingham Dogs Home has been caring for homeless dogs since 1892, and looks after around 2,500 Midlands dogs each year, rescuing, reuniting and rehoming 365 days of the year.

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Day 4

On Day 4 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Norwich has nominated East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices to receive a donation of £250.

Supporting families EACH and every step of the way, the organisation supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Day 3

On Day 3 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Halifax has nominated The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to receive a donation of £250.

The organisation supports young people with cancer through targeted cancer research and support projects to help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation, raising money to support 13 - 24 year olds fighting cancer.

Our team in Halifax is committed to supporting local communities, donating much needed items to the Halifax Homeless and Community Kitchen, and sponsoring and decorating a tree at Halifax Minster as part of its annual Christmas Tree Festival. 

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Day 2 

On Day 2 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Cornwall has nominated The Clothes Horse to receive a donation of £250.

The organisation re-distributes children’s clothing donations to families in need of charitable support, providing free children’s clothing to families in the local community and throughout Cornwall.  

The organisation is passionate about supporting the environment since the textile industry causes so much harm to the planet, and by reusing clothes, they help rather than hinder this beautiful planet.

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Day 1

On Day 1 of our 24 Days of Giving, our branch in Derby has nominated Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance Service to receive a donation of £250.

The flying intensive care units rely solely on the generosity of the general public to keep them in the air saving lives. The vision of the organisation is to ensure children grow into adults, for adults to live longer and for families to stay together, as bereavement through trauma becomes rare.