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Minster Law highly commended at the Insurance CX Awards for supporting local and national charities

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Minster Law has been highly commended at the Insurance CX Awards 2023 for ‘Giving it Back to Charity’, an award that recognises innovative and influential approaches to fundraising and supporting charities. The prestigious awards ceremony hosted every year by Modern Insurance Magazine celebrates outstanding service in the insurance industry.

Over the past year, our colleagues’ charitable efforts have been shaped around supporting the most vulnerable through the cost-of-living crisis and tackling food poverty in Wakefield.  This has included:

  • Making a financial donation to expand Fareshare’s frozen food provision, a charity which distributes surplus food to vulnerable people in Yorkshire. This has provided 230 tonnes of frozen food, which has equated to 548,000 meals. Our Minster colleagues have also volunteered more than 800 hours in Fareshare’s distribution centre to package and deliver food to the community.
  • Taking part in Wakefield’s Meet and Eat community project, which provides free hot meals and social interaction to those who are impoverished and isolated, and who, without this service, would go for weeks without seeing anyone.
  • Sponsoring meals for children during the summer holidays to ensure children who would usually depend on free school meals could still enjoy healthy and nutritious meals.
  • Partnering with TutorMate, providing funding and volunteers for the online reading programme, which supports over 2,000 struggling young readers in primary schools.

Our colleagues have also dedicated their time to support those seriously injured through fundraising for national charities. Support included fundraising for Back Up’s Snowdon Push challenge, where our colleagues raised £17,000 for the spinal-injury charity.  The challenge saw Kris Aves, a policeman who was seriously injured following the 2017 Westminster Bridge terrorist attack, supported by Minster volunteers to reach the top of Snowdon and down again.

Minster also sponsored a specially adapted wheelchair for Martin’s Mountain, which enabled Martin Hibbert to climb Mt Kilimanjaro to fundraise for the Spinal Injuries Association. Martin was paralysed in the 2017 Manchester Arena bomb explosion that killed 22 people. The challenge raised £818,423 to support those with spinal injuries.

Shirley Woolham, CEO said: “I’m incredibly proud of the support our colleagues provide charities both locally and nationally. Whether it’s supporting charity partnerships, volunteering their time, or raising vital funds, their commitment never wavers. It’s fantastic to see our colleagues drive such a successful and meaningful CSR programme at Minster Law to meet the needs of our local communities.”