Sir James Duddridge KCMG, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, undertook a charity work experience shift at a local insurance broker, InsureandGo, which helped raise £1600 for his London Marathon fundraiser for Southend RNLI.
The visit also boosted InsureandGo’s campaign to recruit 60 jobs in the coming six months.
InsureandGo has been offering travel insurance products for over twenty years. Sir James met the team in Southend and worked a charity shift alongside them. As part of Sir James’ ongoing campaign to support Southend RNLI, InsureandGo is making a donation to his London Marathon fundraiser.
The London Marathon in April will be Sir James’ fifth time running the iconic 26.2 miles. To date, Sir James has raised £11,164 for local charities such as Havens Hospices, HARP and Southend Samaritans, as well as national charities including The Rose Patterson Trust and Diabetes UK.
Commenting about his placement, Sir James said:
“I am overwhelmed by the support from the team at InsureandGo as I continue to fundraise for my London Marathon on behalf of Southend RNLI.
“It was brilliant to see first-hand InsureandGo’s commitment to the local community through providing high-quality employment opportunities, as well as supporting good local causes and initiatives across Southend."
Chris Rolland, CEO at InsureandGo said:
“We enjoyed welcoming Sir James to our Southend office. InsureandGo is a major national brand in the travel insurance market and we are proud of our local roots as a successful Southend business. Our staff are delighted to support Sir James with his ambitious fundraising project. We ourselves support a number of community initiatives and we applaud Sir James for the fantastic work he is doing to support the life-saving heroes at the RNLI. His visit comes as the business continues to grow and expand, with plans to recruit an additional 60 staff in the next six months.”
You can donate to Sir James' Marathon fundraiser for Southend RNLI here.