Cornwall Hospice Care has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. The Cornish healthcare charity is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.

The £1,000 will be used to help ensure the charity’s two hospices, Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle, remain open 24/7, as they have throughout the current pandemic, and admitting patients who need specialist intensive care as they face terminal illnesses.

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Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.

Paul Jones, Major Gift Manager for Cornwall Hospice Care, says; “We’re delighted to have won this gift and would like to thank both Ecclesiastical and all those very kind supporters who voted for us. In these challenging times when our shops are closed and our fundraising events are on hold, donations such as this are vital. It means we can continue to make a difference to our patients and their families and carers.

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical, says; “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.”

Ecclesiastical and the Movement for Good Awards

Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, heritage, fine art, charities, education and private client sectors.

Ecclesiastical is one of the UK’s top five company givers to charity according to the 2017-18 UK Guide to Company Giving. After donating £50m to charity in three years, Ecclesiastical launched a bold vision in 2016 to raise £100m for good causes by the end of 2020. In March 2020, the Group announced it had already raised £96million towards its target. Find out more at www.ecclesiastical.com/ourstory

Ecclesiastical’s £1million giving programme, the Movement for Good awards, will help charities change lives for the better. Phase one will see 500 charities receive £1,000 while the other £500,000 will be given away later this summer

The £1,000 awards launch on Wednesday 6 May and is open to all UK-registered charities. From 6 May to 24 May anyone can nominate a registered charity for the chance to receive one of 500 £1,000 awards. The winners will be announced between 1 June and 12 June. For more information visit www.ecclesiastical.com/movementforgood

Our key workers are ensuring our two hospices are open 24/7, but we need your support to continue our work