Pets As Therapy has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

Pets As Therapy was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. Pets As Therapy was one more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.

“As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.” – Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical

This money will be used to help Pets As Therapy meet the ever-increasing demand for their services by recruiting more volunteer teams. Currently approximately 6,000 volunteers visit establishments across the UK, bring comfort and joy to those who otherwise would not have access to the wonderful benefits of animal interactions.

We’re delighted to have received this award and want to give a huge thanks to all who voted for us to win. This year our main focus for the charity is volunteer recruitment, as the gap between our current ability to meet demand is getting ever greater. 

About the Movement for Good Awards

Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, heritage, fine art, charities, education and private client sectors, and is owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust. They’re one of the UK’s top five companies for giving to charity, according to the 2017-18 UK Guide to Company Giving. Ecclesiastical launched a bold vision in 2016 to raise £100m for good causes by the end of 2020. They then launched a new £1million giving programme, called the Movement for Good awards which will give 500 charities £1,000 each, and 10 charities will receive £50,000.