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Broker Network smashes fundraising target for children’s hospice

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Employees and members of the UK’s largest network for independent insurance brokers; Broker Network have raised thousands of pounds for a Yorkshire-based children’s hospice.

Broker Network’s charity committee could give this year’s Apprentice contestants a run for their money, as their challenge was to arrange activities which would raise £20,000 for Martin House children’s hospice.

The team beat their target and raised a staggering £24,498 for the hospice following a successful year of fundraising activities.

In addition to the stellar fundraising efforts which included bake sales, raffles and sports games, staff also carried out volunteer work in the hospice grounds.

Martin House is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can stay from time to time along their journey and find support, practical guidance and rest.

Commenting on the amount raised, Broker Network CEO Andy Fairchild, said: “I’m overwhelmed at the amount our staff and members raised for Martin House.

“Broker Network is an organisation which is committed to supporting charities through sponsorship and fundraising. Raising money for Martin House this year has been a great opportunity to further that commitment.

“Despite the difficult financial climate, the generosity of all those involved has been phenomenal. I’d like to take this opportunity to also thank our members for their support.”

John Haigh, corporate fundraiser at Martin House added: “This is simply a fabulous contribution by the Broker Network team, through such a wide variety of fundraising projects.

“The amount donated represents one of the very largest corporate donations we have received this year and will make a massive difference to the lives of so many of our children and families.

“Each year we care for and support more than 400 local children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, at a total cost of some £4.9 million, with just a small proportion of that coming from NHS and primary care trusts.

“Everyone at Broker Network should feel justly proud of their contribution, and all of us at Martin House are extremely grateful.”

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Dene Smith, Broker Network director & member of the charity committee, Marty Bear and John Haigh, Martin House corporate fundraiser

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