Charity Trekkers ‘peak’ early raising over £85,000 for Insurance United Against Dementia

11th September 2018

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce that the InsureTrek18 fundraising expedition has hit its extended £85,000 target a week ahead of the intrepid trekkers starting their mountain adventure.

The InsureTrek18 expedition, 16th-19th September 2018, will see a team of 25 individuals complete a physically demanding trek circling the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc, to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society as part of the Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) initiative.

Simon Cooter of Covéa Insurance has convinced colleagues and friends from across the insurance industry to take part. Many have been motivated to get involved because of their personal experience of loved ones who have suffered the cruel and indiscriminate consequences of this disease. Several have shared their own stories too.

Thanking everyone who has contributed to date, Simon Cooter said:

“Support from colleagues at Covéa and across the insurance industry has been amazing and has enabled us to reach the initial milestone of £75,000 and surpass it. On behalf of the whole InsureTrek18 team I just want to say a huge thank you. All of the proceeds will go towards funding research into treatments for dementia, in all its forms. Our just giving page is still open and we are still welcoming donations because every pound really does matter in the fight against this terrible disease.”

 The team are now completing their training and limbering up for the trek which departs on 16th September.

 Donations can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/insuretrek18

 

 

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels. Employing over 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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