GLOUCESTER, England, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 www.ecclesiastical.com/caw. Ecclesiastical will donate 50p to Christian Aid Week for every name, address and home insurance renewal date it receives.
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.
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.