Insurer Ecclesiastical to Support Christian Aid Week 2011

By Ecclesiastical, PRNE
Thursday, December 2, 2010

GLOUCESTER, England, December 3, 2010 - To mark their support for Christian Aid Week 2011, specialist church
insurer Ecclesiastical is to donate 50p to Christian Aid for every name,
address and home insurance (
renewal date it receives from the hundreds of thousands of Christian Aid
supporters and volunteers around the country.

The insurer will also supply Christian Aid's collectors with thousands of
bright red 'bags for life'. These bags will be used by 4,300 organisers and
150,000 collectors during what is the UK's biggest house-to-house charity
collection, visiting over 10 million households.

Ecclesiastical's logo will be printed on the bags along with the
company's web address, making it easy for people to find out more about the
company's range of home insurance products for faith communities. The bags
will be sent out to Christian Aid organisers from January to May next year.

Christian Aid supporters and volunteers will be able to provide their
home insurance details to Ecclesiastical via leaflets that will be in the
bags for life and in Christian Aid News magazine. They will also be able to
give their details over the phone or online.

Commenting on Ecclesiastical's support, Loretta Minghella, director of
Christian Aid said:

"We're delighted by this initiative from Ecclesiastical Home Insurance.
It's a great way to raise money for some of the world's poorest people as
part of Christian Aid Week."

Ecclesiastical's managing director Steve Wood said:

"We're honoured to have been chosen to support this great charitable
event. Christian Aid is a powerful force for good in our society and we want
to do everything we can to help the organisation in its work. The two
organisations have, I believe, the same strong ethical stance and deeply-held
values that make this partnership a potent one."

"We insure large numbers of charities in the UK so we know that,
economically, times are harder, hence our desire to help where we can".

"But of equal significance to us, there is a business element to the
support we are providing. While we're extremely well-known in the Christian
community as an insurer of churches, our home insurance is less understood.
That's why we're using Christian Aid Week as an opportunity to raise
awareness of our home insurance and give the charity's thousands of
volunteers and supporters the opportunity to receive a quotation from us."

Christian Aid volunteers can give their home insurance details to
Ecclesiastical by calling freephone 0800 917 4154 or by filling in the online
form at Ecclesiastical will donate 50p to
Christian Aid Week for every name, address and home insurance renewal date it

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists that the world can
and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free
from poverty. They work globally for profound change that eradicates the
causes of poverty, and strive to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for
all, regardless of faith or nationality. Christian Aid Week 2011 will run
from 15th-21st May.

About Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of charities, the education, care
and faith sectors, heritage buildings and fine art.

Founded in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, we now
offer a wide range of commercial insurances, as well as home, travel and
wedding insurance, selling through brokers and direct.

Ecclesiastical also offers a range of ethically screened investment funds
and has a team of Independent Financial Advisers.

Ecclesiastical is supporting Christian Aid Week 2011.


Media enquiries: Katri Link, Press Officer, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Tel: +44-(0)1452-873162, Email: at, Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ. Adrian Beeby, Ellipsis Communication, Mobile: +44-(0)7879-403564, Tel: +44-(0)1249-758192, Email: adrian.beeby at

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