Covéa Insurance staff go Gung-Ho! for charity!

21st September 2015

On 26th September, 26 employees from Reading business Covéa Insurance will lace up their running shoes and take on a 5k obstacle race at the Royal Windsor Racecourse to raise money for local charity, the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Team Covéa have set up their own fundraising page and are asking friends and family members to sponsor them to take on a unique inflatable obstacle course which includes the highest inflatable slide in Europe!

Covéa Insurance teamed up with Alexander Devine two years ago and the company is committed to sustaining a long-term partnership which will see them helping the charity to raise funds to build Berkshire’s first children’s hospice. The Gung-Ho! race is the latest in a series of events the insurer has taken part in to support the charity including; quiz nights, dress-down days, raffles and practical support in the form of volunteering at various events in Berkshire and at Alexander Devine’s current headquarters in Maidenhead.

Speaking of the event, Covéa Insurance’s Charity Group representative Peter Mapstone said: “Over the past two years our team has taken part in many events to support Alexander Devine, so when we heard about Gung-Ho! We had to get involved! The team was keen to sign up for what looks to be a fantastic event that will raise vital funds for our partners.”

Sally Stevens, Director of Fundraising and Communications for Alexander Devine added:

“The team at Covéa Insurance are such loyal supporters of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service in so many ways and we are so grateful for everything they do. Gung-Ho! is an exciting new event and it is going to be a real challenge. But we know that our friends at Covéa will embrace it with the enthusiasm, passion and commitment they bring to all their fundraising, inspired by the difference they are making to local children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. We will be there to cheer them on, so why not sign up and join in too?”




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 won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was 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 Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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