NFU Mutual Whitfield supports Rising Sun to help local relief efforts

NFU Mutual Whitfield supports Rising Sun to help local relief efforts 1

“Press Release”

(21/05/2020)

NFU Mutual Whitfield supports Rising Sun to help local relief efforts

NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the local Whitfield agency are delighted to have nominated local charity Rising Sun’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Service, to receive a donation of more than £3,000 from a national £1m ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual’s Head Office.

In light of the national emergency this country is facing, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, has allocated £1m to help local frontline charities at this difficult time. 

To help ensure this support reaches all corners of the UK, NFU Mutual has reached out to its Appointed Representative network of local Agents.  Consisting of circa 300 independent Agency businesses and 9 NFU Mutual Branches, each have been given the opportunity to nominate a handful of local charities to receive a share of this fund.

Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service supports women and children affected by domestic violence in Canterbury and East Kent. They support their users through every step of removing violence from their lives and significantly reducing their risk.

This donation will allow Rising Sun to provide resources and support to vulnerable families in the community, as well as helping to protect those who are not safe during this challenging time.

Doug Jackson, Senior Agent for the NFU Mutual in Ashford, Tenterden and Whitfield Agency, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on everybody, including our customers and their local communities.  Rising Sun’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Service continues to provide much needed support to the vulnerable families in these challenging times, and we are proud to have been able to nominate this local charity to benefit from NFU Mutual’s national fund.”

Gillian Orman, at Rising Sun, said: “We are very grateful for the funding NFU Mutual Whitfield have donated towards our work supporting vulnerable families in the community.

We have just received notification from a trust that they will match fund all donations from new donors totalling up to £25k – the NFU Mutual Whitfield Agency donation has given us a firm start on this journey to hopefully securing a further £25k!”

For more information about Rising Sun, visit:

www.risingsunkent.com/fundraising/

For more information about your local NFU Mutual Agent in Whitfield visit www.nfumutual.co.uk/whitfield

                -ENDS-

For further information about the press release please contact:

Selina Carter, Marketing Manager, 01233 500822

Selina_carter@nfumutual.co.uk

About NFU Mutual: NFU Mutual offers a wide range of products, including general insurance, life, pensions, and investments. These products and services are delivered through our Appointed Representative Agency network and NFU Mutual Branches, as well as through our direct sales and service centre. With over 300 local businesses located in rural towns and villages throughout the UK, NFU Mutual has become part of the fabric of rural life and remains committed to serving the needs of people who visit, live or work in the countryside.

NFU Mutual is proud to deliver more than simply insurance. Making farming safer, tackling rural poverty, supporting rural initiatives across the UK and helping to look after the environment are just some of the ways we do that. To find out more about everything we do to support our communities, visit https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/about-us/responsible-business

The £1m ‘Agency Giving Fund’ referred to in this press release forms part of an overall £32m support package NFU Mutual has committed to for the benefit of customers and communities affected by the coronavirus. To find out about NFU Mutual’s coronavirus support package, visit:

https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/about-us/coronavirus/

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