Marlborough’s NFU Mutual Agents and their staff recently nominated local charity Wiltshire Community Foundation, to receive a donation of £3189.50 from NFU Mutual’ s national £1.92million ‘Agency Giving Fund’.
The leading rural insurer has launched this fund, now in its third 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 2022, to help tackle the ongoing effects of the pandemic and assist with recovery.
To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most, NFU Mutual’ s Agents, with over 295 offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.
This donation has enabled Wiltshire Community Foundation to fund ‘Poverty Hurts’ for residents in need and ‘Welcome Fund’ for Ukraine refugees who have just arrived in Wiltshire.
Marlborough Agency head John Hardman, said “NFU Mutual has been a champion of rural communities the length and breadth of the UK for over one hundred and ten years, and the ‘Agency Giving Fund’ champions local causes that are working day and night to change people’s lives and give hope for a better future. We’re extremely proud to have nominated Wiltshire Community Foundation for this donation and are delighted to be able to support the vital contribution they make to our community.”
Fiona Oliver, the community foundation’s Joint Chief Executive said the money will go to its ‘Welcome Fund’, which supports groups and charities helping refugees from Ukraine and the ‘Poverty Hurts’ Fund, set up earlier this year for groups assisting families and individuals struggling with the cost of living crisis.
“We are very thankful to NFU Mutual and particularly the lovely staff in the Marlborough branch who nominated us,” she said.
“These two funds will make a huge difference to families trying to build a new life here in Wiltshire and also offer hope and support to families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.” she added.