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GDA wins £350 with Lansdown Giving

Cheltenham based Lansdown Insurance Brokers granted a total of £15,000 to charities at their inaugural Lansdown Giving charity luncheon at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Cheltenham, on 23rd May. Darren Bee, General Manager at the Blocks of Flats insurance specialist presented a cheque for £350 to Sharon Bryant and Gemma Sills of local deaf charity, GDA. The public voted GDA as the 8th placed charity at the awards. 

Darren said "I've been General Manager at Lansdown for the last two years and it is with great pride that we are able to make these grants totalling £15,000 to charities voted for by our clients and the general public. This campaign is something completely new to us, and it's fantastic  to see so many people getting involved, we had nearly 8,000 votes!"

A cheque for £10,000 was presented by Darren to the winning charity, James Hopkins Trust. A total of ten charities reached the final stage of the Lansdown Giving charity awards.

The awards have strict entry criteria; only small to medium sized charities are eligible and the grant has to be sued to benefit Gloucestershire's community. This is to ensure that the money granted will really make a difference to Lansdown's local area.
Employees at Lansdown each voted for a charity to make the initial shortlist of 17. These charities were then contacted to provide a statement describing what they do and how they would put this money to good use within the community. Following this, the shortlist was released to the general public and they were asked to vote for the winner.

Darren Bee continued: "We are amazed with the amount of votes and support the campaign got from both clients and non-clients, and even people that don't live in Gloucestershire. Being able to run this and help these local charities means so much to us as a company as the majority of our staff are Gloucestershire residents."

Whilst Lansdown operates as an independent broker as part of SEIB Insurance Brokers, the company is ultimately owned by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group that is in turn owned by Allchurches Trust, so giving really is embedded deep into the culture of the Group.

For more information about Lansdown Insurance Brokers, please visit
www.lansdowninsurance.com or call 01242 524498.


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