Kindness wins for all: find out who won a £1000 donation to their chosen charity in our competition with Ecclesiastical

22 July 2020

Back in May, we asked members to let us know about their kind acts in the community and those of their clients for a chance to win a £1000 donation towards a charity of their choice for our Kindness Wins competition in partnership with Ecclesiastical.

Unsurprisingly, given the consideration we see from brokers time and time again, there were plenty of entries to choose from, as we saw truly wonderful examples of extending support and kindness to the wider community.

But, we could only pick two winners.

Our first winner is Dobson & Hodge, who nominated their centenary team. Lockdown didn’t stop them continuing their charitable 100 year celebrations, as they collected gifts, equipment, food and essentials for multiple charities in their local area.  

Dobson and Hodge have chosen one of the charities they have been supporting as part of their 100 acts of kindness campaign, Changing Little Lives Doncaster Creche.

Manager Sharon Wilson said she was “so excited” that Dobson & Hodge chose the charity which currently supports around 100 families and 140 children with stay and play activities for children who have been through difficult circumstances, as well as free hot, healthy meals. Sharon explained she would like to plan a day trip to create new, happy experiences,

“The benefits of a day out together are just overwhelming and will stay with the families for a long time. I cannot emphasise enough what a difference financial support means to myself professionally, with support I am able to put into practice my aims for the children.

“Much of the work I do on life enrichment is unpaid as it is unfunded but it is an area I am really passionate about. I think all children should be given the chance to laugh and have a truly wonderful day.”

Our second winner is Spencer Hayes, whose Development Director Marc Kirker has done everything he can to support his local community in difficult times, from lining up people who had lost their jobs with opportunities, offering his car to a recruitment company for candidates to get to interviews, and even raising money for a local charity by painting pet portraits.

Marc has chosen his winning donation to go towards Blackburn with Darwen Carers, a charity which offers support for family members or friends who take care of a loved one with an illness or disability.

Congratulations to our winners once again and thank you to everyone who entered. In highlighting these kind acts our entrants have contributed to a widespread positive message of coming together for others and shown just how prevalent and varied these instances are in communities across the country.

MD of Networks and Products, Jaime Swindle, reflected on how quickly and willingly people have stepped up in difficult times,

“The crisis has brought out the kindness and creativity of countless individuals and businesses, serving as an inspiration to us all when it had been needed most.”

Chris Withers, Broker Distribution Director at Ecclesiastical added, “By doing things differently we can build a movement for good. This is something we’re passionate about at Ecclesiastical so working with Bravo Group on the Kindness Wins competition has been great fun. It was fantastic to see so many entries and congratulations to our winners – your continued support for your communities and these charities is greatly appreciated.”

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