Foresters UK brighten up Christmas for local underprivileged children

Christmas is a happy time for most people, but sadly not for many underprivileged children.

It’s hard to believe but every year there are still many children in the UK who receive nothing for Christmas. Foresters UK, the international financial services organisation, is very proud to be working with Bauer Radio’s Cash For Kids Christmas Toy Appeal 2012 as part of their Mission Christmas 2012 initiative.

Foresters UK is committed to hands–on help through our members. Cash For Kids have highlighted that there is always a shortage of presents donated for babies, so as well as offering financial support, caring Foresters members are volunteering in helping create gift packs for these underprivileged babies at family focused events taking place across the UK.

  • Last year over 800 Foresters Members in the UK created 2,100 baby parcels
  • Our work with Cash for Kids in their 2011 Christmas Toy Appeal helped 215,000 children to have a better Christmas
  • It also raised £5.1 million and 600,000 toys and gifts were delivered to needy children.

This year we hope to help even more children!

Alexis Bovington, Membership Development Manager at Foresters said "Foresters champions the well-being of families and children, and we are proud to be involved with Cash for Kids' Mission Christmas. As well as offering financial support to the Appeal, with the help of our members, we are putting together Christmas gift packs for disadvantaged babies, across the whole of the UK, who would otherwise wake up to nothing on Christmas morning.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to donate to this fantastic campaign, and if you are not in a position to do that, 'Like' Foresters UK on Facebook and we'll donate £5 on your behalf!"

Dawn Gibson, Marketing Director, Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids adds: “This year Christmas is going to be a lot tougher for many families across the UK, which is why we are appealing to people to make a donation however small to our appeal or to donate an extra toy for an underprivileged child and we’ll make sure it gets to them in time for Christmas.

“With the support of companies like Foresters we are doing our best to ensure that we can bring a little bit of festive cheer into the lives of less privileged children.”

To coincide with their support Foresters UK will be donating £5.00* for every NEW Like they receive on their ForestersUK Facebook page. Members of the public can now do their bit to help make a magical Christmas for less fortunate children by clicking on the “Like” button at the top of the ForestersUK Facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/ForestersUK

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* up to a total of £3,000

Contact:

For more information about Foresters support, please contact Alexis Bovington, Membership Development Manager, at alexis.bovington@foresters.co.uk, tel: 0115 9233012  

About Foresters

At Foresters we believe in enriching the lives of our members, their families and the communities they live in. We’re member-based, family-focused, and community spirited.

Our products benefit both your family and your community. We champion the well-being of families through quality financial products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities.

We share our financial strength with over one million members across the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Throughout our 135-year history, our purpose has been to enrich the lives of members, their families and communities. The priorities remain today and will guide our future.

As an example, our work with Cash for Kids in their 2011 Christmas Toy Appeal helped 215,000 children to have a better Christmas and 600,000 toys and gifts were delivered to needy children.  Our support for UK children’s hospices has helped these organisations to provide a range of services to nearly 10,000 families.

Forester Life has funds under management of £850m* and is part of Foresters, the international financial services organisation.
 

Internationally, Foresters has over £10bn* funds under management and has been assigned an 'A' excellent rating by A.M. Best.**

Safeguarding our members' interests is at the heart of what we do. Being financially strong and responsive, with sound governance and continuing professional service have always helped us to protect our members' benefits.
 

*As at 31 December 2011

**An ‘A’ excellent rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. In assigning Foresters rating A.M. Best stated that Foresters outlook rating is ‘stable’, which means it is unlikely to change in the near future, assuming Foresters financial strength is maintained and operations grow. A.M. Best assigns rating from A++ to F, A++ being superior and A and A- being excellent ratings. This rating was assigned on 30th December 2010. Our International Head Office is located at 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9. 

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About Us

At Foresters we believe in enriching the lives of our members, their families and the communities they live in. We’re member-based, family-focused, and community spirited. We champion the well-being of families through quality financial products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. We share our financial strength with over one million members across the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Throughout our 140-year history, our purpose has been to enrich the lives of members, their families and communities. The priorities remain today and will guide our future. As an example, our work with Cash for Kids in their 2014 Mission Christmas Appeal helped nearly 300,000 children to have a better Christmas. The whole campaign raised over £9m and involved 2,660 Foresters volunteers. Together with other charity partners we helped over half a million disadvantaged children in 2014. Forester Life is responsible for funds under management of nearly £3.3bn* and is part of Foresters, the international financial services organisation. Internationally, Foresters has over £15.7bn* funds under management and has been assigned an 'A' excellent rating by A.M. Best.** Safeguarding our members' interests is at the heart of what we do. Being financially strong and responsive, with sound governance and continuing professional service have always helped us to protect our members' benefits. *As at 31st December 2014 **An ‘A’ excellent rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. In assigning Foresters rating A.M. Best stated that Foresters outlook rating is ‘stable’, which means it is unlikely to change in the near future, assuming Foresters financial strength is maintained and operations grow. A.M. Best assigns rating from A++ to F, A++ being superior and A and A- being excellent ratings. This rating was assigned on 2nd July 2013. Our International Head Office is located at 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9. DAC Ref No. 2014272/FM/OT 04/16

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Last year over 800 Foresters Members in the UK created 2,100 baby parcels
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Our work with Cash for Kids in their 2011 Christmas Toy Appeal helped 215,000 children to have a better Christmas
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It also raised £5.1 million and 600,000 toys and gifts were delivered to needy children
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“We want to encourage as many people as possible to donate to this fantastic campaign, and if you are not in a position to do that, 'Like' Foresters UK on Facebook and we'll donate £5 on your behalf!
Alexis Bovington, Membership Development Manager, Foresters
“With the support of companies like Foresters we are doing our best to ensure that we can bring a little bit of festive cheer into the lives of less privileged children.”
Dawn Gibson, Marketing Director, Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids