Insurance Charities Balloon Race winner announced

Ageas UK and The Insurance Charities, are delighted to announce that this year’s Big Balloon Day race winner is David Gowers of Amlin. David is the lucky winner of a champagne hot air balloon trip for four.

The Ageas sponsored race took place on 18 June 2010 and is The Insurance Charities annual fundraising and awareness day. Activities included balloon themed events, which were organised by local CII institutes, insurance companies and brokers around the UK.

Amlin’s balloon travelled the furthest with the ticket returned to organisers from Somerset. David won the prize when Amlin hosted an internal raffle for employees.

Barry Smith, Chief Executive of Ageas commented: “Ageas is delighted to support such a worthwhile cause. We want to help raise awareness in the insurance industry that The Insurance Charities exists to help any insurance person who is in need.  I’d also like to congratulate Amlin who’s balloon travelled all the way to Somerset!”

Rachel Mason, Marketing Manager at The Insurance Charities commented: “I am delighted with the success of the Balloon Race, I hope David enjoys his flight. We are grateful to Ageas for sponsoring our Big Balloon Charities Day 2010 and we are looking forward to this years fundraising events.”

The Insurance Charities held the presentation on 26 January, in the Great Hall at the CII Building in London.