Specialist Charity Insurance brokers WRS and Benefact Group have announced the ten winning health and wellbeing charities who will each receive £5,000 as part of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards.
Doctors of the World UK, Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, Creative Living Centre and The Muscle Help Foundation are among the causes to receive the awards.
More than 120,000 people gave their time and nominated the health and wellbeing causes they cared most about to receive one of the ten special grants that were available. The winning charities were then chosen at random from over 6,000 charities that were nominated.
Now in its fifth year, the Movement for Good Awards is the flagship charitable giving initiative from Benefact Group. This year once again, more than £1million will be gifted to charities up and down the UK and Ireland, following £4million being given to good causes since the initiative started in 2019.
Since the awards began, more than 1.6million nominations have been received resulting in over 2,200 charities benefitting from valuable donations.
This year, 420 charities will be awarded £1,000 donations, while 40 good causes will be awarded £5,000 sums via special grants throughout the year, aimed at helping charities in specific sectors. Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected. Further gifts totalling £500,000 will also be donated in larger amounts later this year.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, says: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a health charity as part of our Movement for Good Awards. Benefact Group is the third largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the Group grows, the more the Group can give. We know that £5,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that health and wellbeing charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
Benefact Group has donated almost £200million to charitable causes since 2014 and has just been recognised as the third biggest corporate giver in the UK. The organisation aims to reach £250million in donations by 2025.
Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group.
Visit www.movementforgood.com to nominate a charity now.
Full list of winning charities:
- The Cart Shed Charity
- Doctors of the World UK
- Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund
- Creative Living Centre
- The Muscle Help Foundation
- Spectrum Gaming
- Reverse Rett
- The Unbeatable Eva Foundation
- Adult Cerebral Palsy Hub
- Little Blue Heroes Foundation