Ecclesiastical is giving 120 charities £1000 in its Christmas campaign

Gloucester-based insurance company Ecclesiastical is donating £120,000 to 120 different charities as part of its 12 Days of Giving campaign, this Christmas.

Ecclesiastical Insurance is asking people to nominate a charity to receive a 1,000 donation, this December 2020.
Ecclesiastical Insurance is asking people to nominate a charity to receive a £1,000 donation, this December 2020.

In a bid to spread festive cheer to good causes, Ecclesiastical Insurance is giving 120 charities a £1,000 donation as part of its 12 Days of Giving campaign.

Nominations are now open, with Gloucestershire registered charities in with a chance of winning a donation.

Every weekday between Monday 7 and Tuesday 22 December 2020, Ecclesiastical Insurance will announce 10 charities per day, which have been selected to receive a donation.

Recipients from Gloucestershire last year included Gloucester Athletics Track Management, National Star Foundation and Scrubditch Care Farm, after Ecclesiastical received nominations for 7,100 different charities from 140,000 individuals all over the UK.

Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, Mark Hews, said: ‘Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

‘We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost.’

Former recipient, Bob Purcell from Gloucester Athletics Track Management, said: ‘We are a small charity run entirely by volunteers which manages and maintains our local athletics track. Our top priority is that our track is fully accessible for athletes with a disability.

‘Para-athletes often find it much more expensive to engage in sport and the grant from Ecclesiastical has helped us purchase new items and to maintain our fleet of racing wheelchairs, racerunners, and other equipment.’

Anyone wishing to nominate a charity for this year can do so on Ecclesiastical’s website until Monday 21 December 2020.

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