SEIB clients vote for World Horse Welfare to receive top grant in our £100K Charity Awards

SEIB granted a total of £100,000 to charity at the second SEIB Insurance Brokers Charity Awards luncheon at the Grange City Hotel, London on the 22nd March. Our Chief Executive Officer, Barry Fehler presented a cheque for £50,000 and a commemorative plaque to Roly Owers and Emma Williams of the winning charity, World Horse Welfare.

Nine other charities reached the final voting stage of the SEIB Charity Awards and received a further £50,000 from us between them.

SEIB’s customers had the final say and voted for these projects. The winning project for World Horse Welfare was for Vital New Equipment, including a new tractor and trailer and a drone with a hi-res camera to help locate horses in need of help in hard to reach locations.

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Barry Fehler said: “We are delighted that our customers have decided which of these very worthy causes should receive the grant. Each of the charities that reached the final judging had important projects that would really make a difference to the areas within which they operate and that was our aim when we set up this initiative”.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary took the runner-up grant of £15,000 for their Horse Hospital Treatment Room project and the smallest charity of the finalists.

Welsh Pony Rescue and Rehoming Charitable Trust took £10,000 for third place back to South Wales for their Every Life is Precious project.

In fourth place was the Animal Health Trust, who were awarded a grant of £5,000 for the Digital X-Ray Appeal which could help diagnose new orthopaedic conditions.

Manchester based, Once Upon a Smile, received the SEIB Small Charity Award. This resulted in a grant of £10,000 for their project, Help Bereaved Families Rebuild Their Lives. Once Upon a Smile offers financial support and respite breaks to bereaved families.

The other finalist charities, each receiving a grant of £2,000 each are; Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare, Lindsey Lodge Hospice, James Hopkins Trust, Wildlife Aid Foundation and the South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

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SEIB Giving 2018 winners

SEIB Insurance Brokers hosted their first ever Charity Awards luncheon at the Grange City Hotel, London on the 23rd April 2018. SEIB’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry Fehler presented a cheque for £50,000 and a commemorative plaque to Emma Day and Gemma Stanford of the British Horse Society (BHS). SEIB customers voted for the Healthcare on Tour project from the winning charity, the BHS, to be the recipient of this generous grant.

Barry Fehler said: “I have been at the helm of SEIB for over 50 years and it is with great pride that we are able to make this grant of £50,000 to the BHS to help equine welfare across the UK.” The British Horse Society plans to use the grant to purchase a Healthcare on Tour vehicle to deliver critical equine welfare around the UK.

Gemma Stanford, Director of Welfare at the BHS said: “We are thrilled to have won the £50,000 and would like to thank everyone who voted for us and is behind us in understanding just how important improving equine welfare through education truly is – this is the whole ethos of BHS Welfare. The valuable SEIB grant will allow us to step up the delivery of our Healthcare and Education clinics and streamline our resources. The money will go towards a dedicated vehicle that can be used as emergency horse transport as well as have a weighbridge and also carry all the kit we need for Healthcare Clinics throughout the UK, so we can continue to support at risk horses. We also intend on visiting horse owners and smaller yards, holding ‘horse MOT days’. We are looking at long term solutions to the horse crisis, and this is one of the many ways we are helping horses.”

For more information about the BHS “Healthcare on Tour” project and vehicle please click here.