Covéa Insurance staff go Gung-Ho! for charity!

21st September

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?”

 

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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 and served 11.5 million policyholders, generating over 16.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2016.  

Covéa Insurance handles the insurance needs of 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, designed to meet the needs of most individuals and businesses. Employing over 1500 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and featuring in the 2015 and 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Mid-sized Best Companies to Work For. 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 January 2016, Sterling Insurance Company Limited became a fully integrated part of Covea Insurance Plc, following a Part VII transfer under the Financial Services and Markets Act. 

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