Two major players in the insurance industry have sponsored charity events that seek to help injured athletes and medical research.
Earlier this month, international broker Aon
Benfield raised £60,000 for Action Medical Research following a charity cycle ride through England’s New Forest.
More than 200 cyclists from the London insurance market participated in the event and tackled 50-mile and 100-mile courses.
“We were delighted to welcome so many colleagues and clients to the ride, which proved to be great event for all and one that, more importantly, raised a considerable sum for such a worthy cause as Action Medical Research,” said Dominic Christian, Aon
UK CEO and executive chairman of Aon
Benfield’s international business.
For more than 60 years, Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent diseases, benefitting millions of people in the UK and across the world.
The organisation funded research that has helped beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
Meanwhile, major insurer Markel
International announced this week that it will again sponsor a highlight of the Olympia, The London International Horse Show on December 16.
The company said the Markel
Champions Challenge will feature high profile names such as the legendary Frankie Dettori and newly crowned National Hunt Champion, Richard Johnson.
The event will be run again in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund, the charity that supports jockeys and the wider equestrian community.
“We are thrilled to be supporting this exciting event at Olympia for a second time and hope that it raises lots of money for the Injured Jockeys Fund, which is a truly fantastic charity,” said Juliet Redfern, Markel
’s managing director of equine and livestock.
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