Over the finish line - Insurance executives show what they’re made of!

21st September 2018

This week the hills of France and Switzerland were alive with the sounds of a ‘seasoned’ group of 25 UK insurance executives, led by Simon Cooter of Covéa Insurance, as they successfully completed a three-day trek of the Mont Blanc massif to raise funds for dementia research. To date, the charity expedition has raised an impressive £97,000 for Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD).

On completing the trek and returning to the UK, a tired but exhilarated Simon Cooter commented:

“It’s been the most uplifting experience, not just because we reached altitudes over 2,500 metres. For me it showed how much good our industry can achieve when we work together for a common cause.

“Dementia is a cruel and indiscriminate illness that has touched many and will likely affect many more unless a cure is found. I think it’s why we’ve received such incredible support, helping us to fly past our initial fundraising target of £75,000 and then our extended target of £85,000. Unbelievably, we’re now within sight of our staggering new six figure £100,000 target, thanks to the generosity of insurance businesses colleagues, family, and friends.”

All of the funds raised will go to Insurance United Against Dementia, a charity established to channel funds from the insurance industry to the Alzheimer’s Society to spend on vital research into the disease. The amount raised could fund a full-time PhD researcher for three years.

To donate and read more here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/insuretrek18






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 'AA- 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 

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