Local Insurer Supports Emergency and Critical Care Appeal

Local insurer supports Dorset County Hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Appeal

NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the Dorchester agency recently nominated Dorset County Hospital Charity to receive a donation of £6,504 from NFU Mutual’s national £1.92million ‘Agency Giving Fund’.

The leading rural insurer launched this fund, now in its fifth year, to help local frontline charities across the country. The Agency Giving Fund forms part of NFU Mutual’s £3.25m funding pledge for both local and national charities in 2024, to assist with the ongoing recovery from the pandemic and to help tackle the impact of the rising cost of living.

To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed to where they’re needed most, all NFU Mutual Agencies, with more than 280 offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.

This donation will contribute to Dorset County Hospital Charity’s appeal, raising funds to provide enhancements to the hospital’s new emergency department and critical care unit, on which construction will soon commence. The appeal is funding facilities such as relatives’ overnight accommodation for the critical care unit, a patient garden, a child and adolescent mental health unit and staff rest areas.

Matt Uren, Agent and Partner at NFU Mutual Dorchester Agency, said: “We’re extremely proud to have nominated Dorset County Hospital for this donation and are delighted to be able to support the vital contribution they make to our community. NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund was first created in 2020 in response to the pandemic, and this ongoing support is helping to change lives, providing both emergency support and building long-term resilience.

Simon Pearson, Head of Charity at Dorset County Hospital said: “We’re so grateful to the Dorchester Agency of NFU Mutual for nominating our charity to receive a donation from the NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund. The money has gone a long way to helping us provide important benefit to patients, their families, as well as hospital staff welfare.

Local Insurer Supports Emergency & Critical Care Appeal - Mary-Jane Attwood & Simon Pearson (Dorset County Hospital Charity) Peter Galloway & Matt Uren (NFUM Dorchester)
Mary-Jane Attwood & Simon Pearson (Dorset County Hospital Charity) Peter Galloway & Matt Uren (NFUM Dorchester)

For more information about your local NFU Mutual Agent in Dorchester, visit https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/agent-offices/dorchester/

For more information about the Emergency and Critical Care Appeal visit www.dchcharity.org.uk

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