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Lansdown Insurance Brokers to grant £15,000 to local charities

Lansdown Insurance Brokers to grant £15,000 to local charities | Insurance Business

Lansdown Insurance Brokers to grant £15,000 to local charities

The season of giving may be over for another 12 months, but the festive spirit has carried over into the New Year for one insurance brokerage.

Lansdown Insurance Brokers has announced a brand-new charity initiative called Lansdown Giving that will see the Cheltenham-based firm pour some £15,000 back into the local community. The donation will be split into £10,000 for a winning charity and £5,000 divided among nine other finalists. The move is the latest charitable effort from the broker which has donated £31,000 to Gloucestershire-based charities in the last three years alone.

The shortlist, which has been put together based on employee votes, is as follows:

· Abbeymead Under 5s
· CCP Cheltenham
· Charity St Vincent & St Georges Association
· Cotswold RDA Riding for the Disabled Association
· Family Space
· Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association
· Gloucestershire Bundles
· Gloucestershire Deaf Association
· Gloucestershire Young Carers
· Hollie Gazzard Trust
· James Hopkins Trust
· Mindsong
· Pied Piper Appeal
· Sunflowers Suicide Support
· The Barn Owl Centre
· The Butterfly Garden
· Vale Wildlife Rescue
"Our staff all live locally and many of these charities have touched the lives of them, their families or their friends and because of this we feel really passionately about giving something back to our community,” said Darren Bee, general manager at the block of flats insurance specialist. “We hope that these grants can help the shortlisted charities make a tangible difference to the lives of the people and animals they help day in day out."
Now the brokerage is calling on the general public to put forward nominations for the charity that will pick up the £10k grant. Nominations are now open and will close at 5pm on January 31. The grant giving will be made at a Cheltenham hotel on May 23.