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We’re delighted to announce that the Insurance Centenary Charity Shield has this year been jointly awarded to The Insurance Institute of Dublin and The Insurance Institute of Leeds for the year ended 31 March 2019.
After careful consideration, these Institutes were chosen on account of their significant contribution to the publicity of our work and fundraising for us.
Insurance Charities Chief Executive Joy Thornicroft presented the Award to Ruth McArthur, President of the Insurance Institute Dublin at their annual lunch on 3 October.
Leeds Institute will be presented with the Award in six months’ time for the remainder of the year.
We would like to thank all local institutes for their efforts over the last twelve months to help us continue supporting insurance people in need of help.
Thursday 18 June 2020 sees the return of popular insurance industry motorsports event Insurance Endurance. Taking place at PFI Racetrack Grantham, the UK’s largest outdoor karting circuit, the insurance industry’s networking event of the year sees leading players in the sector going head-to-head for a podium position.
Open to any company or individual working in or around the UK insurance market, the event will see teams of between four and eight drivers, competing in Sodi GT5 karts, whose 390cc engines are comfortably capable of 60mph, in a battle of speed and stamina. The impressive 1,382 metre track features long straights, twisting turns and even an elevated section and underpass.
The day will get off to a roaring start with team briefings and, most importantly, a bacon butty and brew to set you up for the day ahead. After practice laps and qualification, the four and half hour endurance race will begin at 10.30 am, with drivers rotating throughout the day before the chequered flag is waved. Teams will line-up once again for an intense one-hour sprint race for the Sprint Trophy. The day will conclude with an awards presentation complete with trophies and of course, a champagne spray!
As if that was not enough to keep you enthralled, teams will also compete in a Formula 1 pit stop challenge, changing wheels of a Formula 1 car in the quickest time possible to be crowned the Pit Stop Challenge winners. The time will then be deducted from the overall race time, recreating the pressure of a mid-race wheel change.
As well as a great day out and networking opportunity, the event will raise funds for The Insurance Charities, who help support insurance employees and their dependants in the UK and Ireland, offering over £1.7 million of help to insurance people in need last year alone.
The cost per team is £1500 excluding VAT, which includes a generous £100 donation to The Insurance Charities, as well as kart and racesuit hire and food and drink to keep racers fuelled throughout the day. Those who just want to come along, spectate and network can purchase individual day tickets for just £50.
There are also some great sponsorship opportunities available; companies can apply to be the official podium or race sponsor; or why not have your company logo on a Formula One car? Your business could be the proud sponsor of the F1 Pit Stop Challenge. More information can be found at http://www.insuranceendurance.co.uk/sponsorship
Enter your team now to not miss out http://www.insuranceendurance.co.uk/registration
For more information about the Insurance Endurance event, and for any press enquiries or sponsorship enquiries, please email Abigail Proctor on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our annual golf day took place this year at a new location for us, the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club in Leek Wootton. This American style course was well-received, with players saying it was a challenging – but in a positive way! This year 15 teams took part with individuals playing for the coveted Julius Neave trophy award.
It was a cloudy and slightly drizzly start but soon blew away to give us some beautiful sunshine for the rest of the day.
The tournament started, as is customary, with bacon rolls and coffee in the clubhouse before players collected their scorecards and complimentary goodie bags.
Despite motorway delays, everyone was in place for the shotgun start at 11 am on the King’s Course. The game was played following the Stableford individual competition format with 90% handicap allowance.
As always, we had our in-house golf expert and Board member, Kirsten Watson, on hand to answer any golf questions and who also made up a four-ball on the day.
With some excellent players on the course (and some new faces for 2019) and despite a strong “breeze”, the competition was once again of a high standard. Darren Vickery took first place again for the third year in a row with a score of 4, playing off a handicap of 8. Second place went to Jordan Tattersall, playing in the Stratford Upon Avon Institute team scoring 36 points. Third place was taken by Peter Page playing in the Willis Towers Watson team with a score of 35 points. The team prize went to the Willis Towers Watson with a score of 89. The winning team comprised of Peter Page, Phil Dibbin, Paul Buckle and Carl Dooley.
Competitions were also held for nearest the pin, and both the longest and straightest drives. The winners were Richard Lee from the BIBA team, Alex Byrd from the Stratford Upon Avon Institute team and Darren Vickery from Chelmsford and South Essex Institute team.
Prizegiving and a raffle took place following an excellent evening meal. The incredible generosity of those in attendance meant we raised almost £500 on the night, with the money raised going to help those in need of our help and support within the industry.
We had a fantastic selection of raffle prizes once again thanks to our sponsors. Prizes included tickets to a Saracens rugby match, a fitness tracker and membership to The Sporting Wine Club.
Our thanks go to the following organisations and individuals for their generosity:
- Warwickshire Golf & Country Club
- Sumaridge Winery
- Virginia Hayward
- James Hallam
- Willis Towers Watson
- Clyde & Co
- NFU Mutual
- Rainbow International (Northampton)
- Markit Systems
- David Oram
We’d like to say a huge thank to everyone who came and made the day such a great success and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s event. A selection of photos from the day can be found here.
We are delighted to feature in the latest edition of CILA‘s Claims Focus magazine. You can read a round-up of our 2019 Awareness Week, plus find out how you can access support for anyone living with dementia. There’s also information about an exciting volunteering initiative piloting in the Birmingham area.