UK charities scoops share of £120,000 festive financial boost

19 January 2022

120 charities across the UK have received a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the specialist insurer’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Charities including BF Adventure in Cornwall, which works with disadvantaged children to build skills, resilience and communication through outdoor activities, London Titans Wheelchair Basketball Club and Teckels Animal Sanctuaries in Gloucestershire each received £1,000 following the public nominations.

More than 219,000 people around the UK nominated a cause close to their heart, with more than 11,000 registered charities up and down the country receiving votes. The 120 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

Thanking supporters of charities Mark Hews, Group CEO at Ecclesiastical, said:

“At Ecclesiastical, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. In fact, we are the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK*.  We are able to give away so much because uniquely, as a financial services group, we are owned by a charity. In these challenging times, we are delighted to be giving back to good causes once more with our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

“Having supported thousands of charities over the past four years of the campaign, we know that £1,000 can make a real difference to the incredible work that charities do. We’re looking forward to seeing how this festival financial boost will change lives for the better and we hope these donations can bring a positive start to 2022.”

The full list of the 120 charity winners is available to view online at