Employees at SEIB Insurance Brokers in South Ockenden were recently given the chance to donate £8,000 to a charity of their choice. The team at SEIB voted for the charity they would most like to receive the donation and Hope4Havering in Upminster received the most votes to become the very worthy recipients of the £8,000.

Hope4Havering run a permanent night shelter and a transformation programme to help homeless people recover from addiction and get their lives back on track.

SEIB’s Financial Director, Bipin Thaker said: “The aim of these donations is to make a difference in the local community for causes as decided by staff at SEIB. We are pleased to be supporting the vital work Hope4Havering are carrying out.”

CEO and founder of Hope4Havering, Kim Merry said: “Hope4Havering are so grateful for this donation of £8000 which will go towards our dream of making the homeless, history, in Havering.

We will put the SEIB money towards opening a recycled furniture shop in Romford, on the former Palm Springs site. The shop will help get people who have been homeless back to work and raise much needed funds to continue supporting people who have found themselves homeless, get back into accommodation and live successful lives.”

SEIB’s parent company, Ecclesiastical, are running a “Closer to You” campaign which offers funding to charities selected by their brokers. Ecclesiastical has a goal of giving £100m to charity by the end of 2020.

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