NFU Supports Cardiac Rehab
NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the local Alton agency recently nominated Cardiac Rehab, to receive a donation of more than £3,000 from a national £2million ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual. We are thrilled by their support.
Richard Buer, Senior Partner at Alton Agency said: “COVID-19 continues to have a huge impact on everybody, including our customers and their local communities. Cardiac Rehab has been making a wonderful difference to our community during these challenging times, and we feel extremely proud to hear how our support has made an impact.”
In light of the national emergency our country is continuing to face, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, announced this £2million fund in February to help local frontline charities during 2021. This follows £1million of support delivered by NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund in 2020, which helped charities across many sectors to keep their life-changing services going throughout the pandemic. To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most, NFU Mutual’s Agents, with over 300 offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.
Cardiac Rehab CEO Sarah Quarterman echoed her thanks: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of NFU Mutual. Most of our income comes from either exerciser fees or event fundraising, both of which have been severely affected by the lockdown restrictions. Sponsorship income and donations will make a big difference and enable us to continue our work with people with heart health issues, helping them to improve their fitness, health and well-being.”
As part of this support, NFU will be sponsoring Cardiac Rehab’s Autumn Events 2021 which includes the Annual Lecture, this year featuring physicist and BBC broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Race Night and Concert with the Sidewinder Big Band.
“After a year of cancelled fundraising events, having the support of NFU mutual for the end of this year will make such a difference,” commented Centre Manager Denise Ellis. “We understand that local businesses, as well as charities such as us, have been deeply affected by the COVID crisis and it is fabulous that Richard and the team at NFU are able to support us. Our upcoming events are giving us all something fun to look forward to and we hope that they will be a popular as ever.”