The James Hopkins Trust has been Lansdown’s chosen charity for the last twelve months and on 12 September 2018 the broker presented £6,000 to the Trust, taking their total donation up to £14,818. This amount equates to 39 daytime respite sessions for five children.
Since July 2015, the Cheltenham based insurance broker has supported a number of Gloucestershire charities including Insight Gloucestershire, The Butterfly Garden, Cheltenham Community Project (CCP) and Cheltenham Housing Aid Centre.
Darren Bee, Commercial Manager at the Block of Flats Insurance specialists, said: “The James Hopkins Trust is a wonderful charity committed to supporting families across Gloucestershire. We have a strong commitment to charitable giving, it’s part of our culture as a business and we are very proud to be able to support them in this way.”
The James Hopkins Trust provides much needed nursing and respite, as well as practical and emotional help to the whole family, for free, at their purpose built multi-sensory centre in Hucclecote. The children they care for have life threatening or life limiting conditions and many different and complex nursing needs.
Sarah James, Head of Fund Raising at the Trust, wrote to Lansdown to say thank you: “Lansdown Insurance Brokers has been such an important part of James Hopkins Trust and we have loved getting to know all you team. The fundraising has been incredibly valuable and to have raised £14,818.97 in a year is staggering and greatly appreciated.”
The James Hopkins Trust relies almost entirely on donations; you can find out more about the James Hopkins Trust or make a donation via their website. .
Darren added: “We have now come to the end of the 12 months that we committed to supporting the Trust, but I am certain that this will not be the end of the relationship between us. Many of the staff at Lansdown are extremely passionate about this charity and the work it does for our local community and I am sure they will continue to support them in any way they can.”
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