Alan & Thomas Adopt New Charity
Leading insurance specialists Alan & Thomas have announced that Mosaic, the Dorset charity which offers support to bereaved children, is their newly adopted charity.
After a year supporting and raising over £4,000 for Gully's Place Trust Fund, the Poole-based broker decided that a new charity should be selected and following a vote from their 80-strong workforce, Mosaic was the worthy winner.
Founded in June 2007, Mosaic provides grief counselling for young people and support to children and families who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one. They offer advice and support in the form of one-to-one and group counselling sessions and residential weekends, as well as child bereavement training for professionals and pre-bereavement support for those children and young people facing the death of a loved one.
Alan & Thomas, who have offices in Poole, Gillingham, Dorchester, Frome and Basingstoke, are no strangers to supporting local worthwhile causes and have over the past three years helped to raise more than £13,000 for Gully's Place and the Wessex Cancer Trust. They have an internal charity committee who are responsible for organising fundraising events and activities throughout the year, which staff and clients take part in.
Head of the A&T Charity committee, Karina Nethersole, is excited to be working with Mosaic, "We have a very generous and kind-hearted workforce here at Alan & Thomas so I am confident that we will be able to raise a worthwhile amount for Mosaic. The committee has already come up with some new and exciting fundraising ideas, which we're keen to start organising!"
"Whatever amount the staff raise throughout the year, as a company, Alan & Thomas will double so we're hoping that we'll be able to make a difference to the work of Mosaic in some way".
Katie Hensman, Fundraiser at Mosaic, is equally thrilled to have the support from Alan & Thomas, "Our work is so vital for children and young people in Dorset so to have the backing of a large employer like Alan & Thomas is great news for us. We are extremely grateful to their staff for choosing us and we're looking forward to working with them over the coming year".
Pictured above: Katie Hensman of Mosaic (sitting middle) with the A&T Charity Committee