Insurance Charities Awareness Day is Wednesday 24th June

The Insurance Charities is calling for insurance employees to lend their support to its annual awareness-raising campaign taking place on Wednesday 24 June. The day will focus on encouraging the insurance community to help spread the word about the practical and financial support available to colleagues in times of need.

In 2019 The Insurance Charities, who gives over £1.7million each year, reached 76,000 insurance employees thanks to the 245 companies that took part in the initiative. This reach was broadened further through the help of individual supporters across the UK and Ireland.

For the first time the Charity will deliver a free webinar to coincide with the campaign, giving attendees the chance to hear from its Chief Executive, board members and beneficiaries and ask questions about all aspects of the Charity’s work.

This year the Charity is particularly keen to reach HR professionals working in insurance, and is encouraging supporters to share its guidance for HR teams with those who are supporting employees in the industry.

Insurance Charities Trustee and Board member Josh Brekenfeld based at Aspen, said: “We are the only charity in the UK and Ireland solely supporting those working across the whole insurance sector and have done so for over a century. We can help transform insurance people’s lives for the better and provide a lifeline to support them with whatever difficulties they and their families are experiencing. Without people coming together to raise awareness, we couldn’t support as many colleagues as we do. Over the coming months our help may be needed more than ever.”

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) Education and Training Trust, in partnership with The Insurance Charities, has recently launched a new fund to support those in hardship with their professional development costs. The scheme, which is open to anyone working in insurance or financial planning, will cover the full cost of relevant training for those eligible, who have been furloughed, made redundant or are concerned about their future.

For anyone in the industry wanting to support the Awareness Day they can find out more and download a Supporter Toolkit to help them and their employer get involved.

For those needing financial or practical support they can visit

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