Saffron's St George’s Day Bash
Saffron Insurance has and will always be proud of its heritage and background, and is always looking for ways to give something back.
With this in mind and for the 9th year running, Saffron held a St George’s Day lunch on Thursday 26th April. The aim of the event was to raise money for some amazing causes. This year the fundraising focussed on Carver Barracks, the Queen’s bomb disposal units who do an amazing job in keeping us safe from threats both home and abroad, and our own charity, the Saffron Insurance Community Fund.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that with the help and generosity of the attendees at the event that the monies raised reached an phenomenal £23,500!!! This money will fund a well-deserved day out for the soldiers and families of Carver Barracks to enjoy, and the remaining money will go to the Saffron Insurance Community Fund.
The Saffron Insurance Community Fund has been working to raise funds since 2014 for three amazing causes: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice, East Anglian Air Ambulance, and Alzheimer’s Society. This year we are proud to be the sole sponsors of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice Open Air Cinema (showing The Greatest Showman) being held at Audley End Railway on Saturday 29th September, and we are excited to be in talks with East Anglian Air Ambulance and Alzheimer’s Society to see how we can support them also.
David Beswick, Managing Director, and Richard Brown, Commercial Director, hosted the St George’s Day event and were thrilled by the outcome of the fundraising. David Beswick said ‘It is truly humbling to see colleagues, insurers, clients and partners pull together for such great causes. The company of Lt Col George Cormack and 2 Lt Chip McEwen on the day was a real bonus - we appreciate that their day job is one of huge stress and pressure and we hope they enjoyed the event as much as we did’.
‘Saint George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon he drank a pint of English ale out of an English flagon.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton