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Insurance workers risk muddy adventure to help raise £13k for hospice

There was a risk of getting seriously muddy and no cover in sight but it didn't stop adventurous insurance workers from SEIB enjoying an action packed day out to support a hospice.
Pic A Presentation group with cheque
Twenty five staff from SEIB Insurance Brokers in South Ockendon raised £3,000 for Saint Francis Hospice when they took part in the Mud N Madness challenge at Stubbers Activity Centre.

The generous firm then added a whooping £10,000 to the figure and on Tuesday (August 4th) SEIB Director Bipin Thaker was at the hospice to hand over the £10,000 cheque to the fundraising team.

"We are delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile local charity," said Mr Thaker.

While the event was no walk in the park there was no doubting the claims that everyone completed the gruelling 7.5km assault course with a muddy smile on their face.

"Mud N Madness was perfect because it catered for so many different people," said Donna Leavens, the SEIB Equine Claims Team Leader who joined in the challenge. Some of our team wanted to go out there and get the best time whereas others just wanted to go and enjoy a good day out with their colleagues. We got a great buzz from it and there was a huge sense of achievement when we all finished it."

Alex Spain, Marketing Assistant at SEIB who visited Saint Francis Hospice with Bipin Thaker to hand over the £10,000 cheque is already looking forward to next year's Mud N Madness event: "I'll be taking part along with a large number of my colleagues. I think a lot of SEIB staff are looking to better the times they achieved this year!"

Lynda Head, Fundraising Manager at the hospice, said, "The team were fantastic sports and we are incredibly grateful to SEIB for their fundraising efforts.

"We hope their actions will inspire other businesses to get involved and enjoy a day of fun and adventure while helping us to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care and support to people living with life limiting illnesses."
SEIB visitors
SEIB Director Bipin Thaker (2nd from left) and Alex Spain with Lynda Head (left) and the CEO of Saint Francis Hospice, Pam Court visited Saint Francis Hospice to present a further £10,000 donation.