Children's Bereavement Centre, Newark, to benefit from NFU Mutual giving fund
NFU Mutual agents and their staff at the Newark office nominated the Children’s Bereavement Centre to receive a donation of more than £6,400 from a national £2m giving fund.
In light of the national covid emergency, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, announced the fund in February to help local front line charities during 2021
To ensure donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they are needed most, NFU Mutual’s agents, from more than 300 offices nationwide, were given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.
The funds will be distributed over 16 weeks from the end of February, offering support as lockdown measures continue to impact communities.
The Newark donation has helped Children’s Bereavement Centre to continue to do what they are so passionate about, supporting children and young people through one of the most devastating times in their lives.
Senior agent Andrew Smith from NFU Mutual Newark said: “Covid-19 continues to have a huge impact on everybody, including our customers and their local communities.
“The Children’s Bereavement Centre has been making a wonderful difference to our community during these challenging times, and we feel extremely proud to hear how our support has made an impact.”
Rachel Wilson, fundraising manager at the Newark-based centre, said: “The charity relies on donations, grants and fundraising for 96% of the revenue needed to run the service, so you can imagine how pleased we were to hear that we had been selected by the staff from the Newark Agency of NFU Mutual to receive their share of this national initiative.
“Every 22 seconds in the UK a child is bereaved of a parent and in these unprecedented times we know the demand for our service as the only dedicated children’s bereavement charity in the area is set to increase.
“On behalf of all the team here and the families we support a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved from NFU Mutual and especially those right here in Newark.”