One of Northern Ireland’s largest insurance brokers is throwing its weight behind an appeal by international aid agency Concern Worldwide to help communities rebuild their lives after disasters strike.
Comeback From Crisis Appeal
Abbey Insurance is supporting Concern’s Comeback from Crisis appeal, which will see all donations made before 13th December 2015 doubled pound for pound by the UK government.
The money will go towards helping people recover from emergencies in places like Sierra Leone, which was badly affected by the Ebola outbreak. Concern is working with communities there to help survivors with the enormous challenge of rebuilding their lives.
John McMichael of Abbey Insurance said: “We are very pleased to be able to support Concern’s Comeback from Crisis appeal and to let our customers know about the struggle people face in rebuilding their lives.
“Our home insurance business focuses on helping customers at home cope in a personal crisis, so it seems appropriate that we should partner with Concern to help some of the most vulnerable people in the world to recover from disaster.”
Frankie McClure of Concern said: “We welcome the partnership with Abbey Insurance and hope that their customers will use this opportunity to have their donations matched by the UK government to help even more people.”
Abbey Insurance began as a small business over four decades ago, and has grown into one of the largest independent insurance brokers in Northern Ireland with 15 branches and over 100,000 policy holders.
Concern Worldwide works with the poorest communities in many of the world’s most fragile environments which are often at greatest risk from disaster. It is currently responding to 33 emergencies in 23 countries, directly supporting 2.8 million people.