Devon charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

Authored by Mary
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2022 - 21:19

Two charities based in Devon 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.

Fleecehaven, which rescues and rehomes neglected sheep from across the UK into its sanctuary, and 2nd Saltash Boy Scout Group, a voluntary organisation working with children to build skills, confidence and friendships, are the local charities set to benefit from the money following overwhelming public support in the area.

4,709 Devon residents nominated a cause close to their hearts, with 220 charitable causes in the area receiving votes. The 120 winning charities across the UK were picked at random from those nominated.

Thanking supporters in Devon, 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 courses 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 festive 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



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