His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales joined hundreds of beneficiaries at a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey as Benefact Group celebrated its achievement of giving over £100 million to good causes.
The charity-owned financial services group, formerly Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is the fourth biggest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest.
His Royal Highness attended the special service on behalf of The Prince’s Foundation. Benefact Group has supported the Foundation for a number of years. His Royal Highness was joined at Westminster Abbey by some of the 10,000 charities that have benefited from Benefact Group’s giving over recent years.
Benefact Group’s giving supports a wide range of causes across different sectors, including education and skills, rural, heritage, arts, faith, climate change, animal and wildlife charities.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “Our Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey was a wonderful celebration of our achievement of donating £100million to good causes, which has helped to change thousands of lives for the better in the UK and abroad.
For a venue to mark this occasion, we could think of no better place than Westminster Abbey, one of our most precious and prestigious clients. We were founded in 1887, the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and in some small way, we have played our part in great Abbey events over the years, including insuring the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, now celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.’’
Warren Hutcheon, CEO of Ansvar Insurance flying the flag on behalf of the Ansvar Australia business. as he enters Westminster Abbey.
As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do.
For many financial service companies, their purpose is to make as much money as possible. In contrast, the Benefact Group family has a very different culture and values. We are not driven by making as much money as possible. We are driven by how much money we can give away.
This gives us real purpose. It is a clear and compelling “why”. It is something that motivates each of us to give our best, to provide outstanding trusted service, and to grow our Group family so we can give back even more.”
Warren Hutcheon, Chief Executive Officer at Ansvar, comments on the achievement;
’It was very special to have been a part of this celebration, representing Ansvar in marking an important milestone for the entire Group. Contributing over £100 million to good causes is a huge achievement, which we’re proud to be a part of. With the Benefact Group’s encouragement and support, we will continue to find ways to give back more to our local communities, making a real difference to people’s lives.’’
To learn more about the £100m Giving Milestone and the recent celebration, click here.
Media enquiries: John Morrow, National Marketing Manager, 03 8630 3192 / firstname.lastname@example.org
With 60 years of experience in the Australian insurance industry, Ansvar has become a leading specialist provider of insurance and risk management solutions for the Care Services, Community Services (Not for Profits), Education and Learning, Faith Communities, Arts, Culture and Heritage and Commercial Property Owner sectors.
Complementing the charitable donations of our owner, the Benefact Group, Ansvar also has a long history of giving back to our community through donations, sponsorships and our own Community Education Program designed to help and support disadvantaged young Australians. For more information, visit: www.ansvar.com.au/community-education-program-the-program/
About the Ansvar Community Education Program
Launched in 1994, Ansvar’s Community Education Program has given over $15 million to 100 different charities and non-for-profit organisations to help run initiatives that help and support disadvantaged Australian Youths. The program focuses on two categories; 1. Empowerment & Education, and 2. Outreach, & Support.
For more information, visit: www.ansvar.com.au/community-education-program-the-program/
About Benefact Group
Benefact Group is an independent, specialist financial services group that exists to give all its available profits to charity.
Owned by a registered charity, Benefact Trust, Benefact Group’s family of businesses provide specialist insurance, investment management and broking and advisory services in the UK, Australia, Canada and Ireland.
Benefact Group is the fourth-largest corporate donor to charity in the UK, according to the UK Guide to Company Giving 2021/22. It has donated over £100m to charity since 2016 and is aiming to reach its target of giving £250m by 2025.
Many businesses say they are different. Benefact Group really is. Find out why here www.benefactgroup.com/
The Benefact Group family of brands includes:
EdenTree Investment Management
SEIB Insurance Brokers
Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services
Ecclesiastical Planning Services Ltd
Lycetts Insurance Brokers
Lycetts Financial Services
Lloyd & Whyte