02 November 2020

Insurance industry unites in aid of The Change Foundation

Today we are officially launching The Insurance Change Championships (ICC), an industry-embracing initiative to raise much need funds for the award-winning youth charity, The Change Foundation (TCF).

Whilst being launched by us, it’s not about us. It’s about our fellow brokers, insurers and other industry associates uniting to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.

It’s about coming together – at a time when we can’t physically come together – to make a difference.

So what are the Insurance Change Championships?

In short a series of physical challenges and online social events in which everyone can take part, from the smallest broker to the largest multinational, call centre agent to CEO.

We’d love for you to join in, have fun and change lives.

Initially the ICCs feature three fundraising platforms:

  • Cover The Circuits – over 12 days, walk, run or jog the equivalent length of MOTO GP racing tracks
  • Stadium Stars – Rack up squats or workout steps equivalent to the capacity of your chosen stadium or other venue.
  • Wine Time – join our virtual wine tasting and guided by our sommelier, you’ll learn all about and enjoy wines previously delivered to your doorstep.

These are just for starters.

We will launch further challenges as the ICCs progress. One thing we are looking is the possibility of launching a particularly exciting online gaming tournament.

We’re not setting an overall fundraising target beyond “as much as we can lads and lasses!” We’re simply inviting participating businesses to set their own target so that collectively our industry can provide a welcome boost to The Change Foundation.

Change FoundationWhat does The Change Foundation do?

“We exist to help young people find solutions to deal with these social issues through the power of sport.”

The Change Foundation uses sport to engage with and change the lives of marginalised young people. As it says:

This award-winning charity delivers long-term intervention to support the most vulnerable young people in society.

Coach mentors, themselves with lived experience of the issues faced by these young people, provide regular sporting, personal mentoring and work-related opportunities.

Some of the issues The Change Foundation addresses with its innovative and effective programmes include:

  • Youth unemployment – which the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis is likely to increase
  • Mental health and coping mechanisms
  • Social media influence and addiction
  • Knife crime and serious violence
  • Disability inclusion and creating equal opportunities

What difference could you make?

Fundraise for The Change Foundation and you’ll be directly and positively impacting the lives of vulnerable young people. Even the smallest amount can make a difference, helping disadvantaged youngsters get a job, improve their mental health, keep them out of trouble and much more.

Insurance Change Championships£100 would pay for a suit and shoes for a young person with a learning disability to attend their first job interview.

£250 would pay for the travel costs for a former gang member to attend a specialist month-long supported work placement in the sector of their choice.

£500 would pay for one young woman affected by the care system to attend a life changing residential programme and weekly confidence building dance classes for a year.

£1,000 would pay for a cricket coach for one team for the whole Summer on our Street20 ‘unity through cricket’ programme, bringing together young people from all different religious, racial and cultural backgrounds.

£2,500 would pay for specialist mental health mentoring for ten young women, who have suffered in abusive relationships.

£5,000 would pay for fifty over 60s and fifty young people from Te Change Foundation programmes to be part of our intergenerational ‘Table Tennis 4 Change’ programme for twenty weeks.

£10,000 would pay for a housing estate based rehabilitation football programme for twenty gang members for six months.

£15,000 would pay for three months ‘Netball 4 Change’ sessions for six hundred teenage girls in three UK cities, who are at risk from their misuse of social media.

£20,000 would pay for visually impaired rugby teams to be set up in five UK cities providing opportunities to play and to make new friends and be part of their local rugby club for five hundred visually impaired children and adults.

£50,000 would pay for an anti knife crime boxing programme in four UK cities for one thousand at risk children and young people.

Who’s already signed up for The Insurance Change Championships?

The insurance industry has really stepped up the challenge, with a range of brokers, insurers, price comparison sites and service providers already having signed up for The Insurance Change Championships.

These include:

Others have been invited and are set to join in, have fun and change lives.

If your business would like take part, just drop us a quick email and we’ll put you in touch with Give As You Live, the fundraising platform which is administering The Insurance Change Championships. Be assured that every penny you raise will go directly to The Change Foundation.

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