After being inundated with nominations, expert charity insurer Ansvar is delighted to announce the three charities that have been selected as winners of its Community Campaign and will now receive a share of a £25,000 prize pot.
The first prize of £15,000 has been awarded to The Honeypot Children’s Charity, which aims to enhance the lives of young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support.
The charity will use the Ansvar Community Campaign donation to support its wrap-around services and the provision of residential respite breaks at its beautiful and fun-filled sites. These allow young carers to take a break from looking after someone they love and simply have fun being a child during school holidays and weekends.
Ansvar will also be donating £5,000 each to Creating Memories and Children’s Hospital Pyjamas.
Based in Bedford, Creating Memories is the only local wish granting charity in the region and provides truly bespoke wishes for children with life limiting and/or terminal illnesses, and their families. From meeting Peppa Pig to receiving a personalised birthday message from children’s TV favourite Mr Tumble, each wish is tailored for the child and their specific medical needs. The charity will be using Ansvar’s donation to help it grow and deliver more wishes to children across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Ansvar’s Community Campaign invited charities from across the country to put themselves forward to receive a donation that would support projects that have a positive impact on the communities they help.
Martyn Fletcher, Deputy Managing Director at Ansvar, said:
“As we work with charities and not-for-profit organisations every day, we understand how much of a struggle it can be to raise funds, especially during the current cost of living crisis. We’ve been running our Community Campaign initiative for several years now and we’re always astonished at how resourceful and inventive charities are at providing support across the country – it was an extremely difficult task to choose just three recipients. Congratulations to The Honeypot Children’s Charity, Creating Memories and Children’s Hospital Pyjamas; we are delighted to be able to support your incredible work and look forward to learning more about how our donations make a difference.”
Further information about the three winning charities can be found on Ansvar’s website – https://ansvar.co.uk/community-campaign-2023/community-campaign-2023/.