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 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

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 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance has been named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.

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