Community Fund Event 2013
In April we hosted the Aviva Broker Community Fund event, held in London at Kings Place.
We had over 120 attendees, many of which were our brokers and their projects. The atmosphere in the room was incredible; to see so many good causes so elated by the win was very humbling.
Our Aviva hosts for the day included Phil Bayles (Intermediary and Parnerships Director).
Reflecting on the day Phil said “The thing I love most is that when I am about to hand the cheques out is watching people as they get announced and see their faces light up and the joy, happiness and relief that they feel when they know they are going to win one of the awards”.
The 25 winners across the 5 categories shared their great work with us; to see what they do select here.
The funding went to a range of causes covering hugely important community projects. One of our winners Paul Berry (BWA) who supports Redditch Road and Path Cycling Club won £7,500 and said “We had a wonderful time as did our club members who attended with me. We are still in a bit of shock that we won a prize. We had our club night last night and everyone was so happy that we had won the prize. Thank you all at Aviva once again"
We had also invited last year’s £15,000 winners to come back and share how they had used the funding, this was great to see the money in action. Andrew Briggs of Chalk Farm was one of last year’s winners and was a judge this year.
The compere for the day was England Rugby star Will Greenwood. Will was a very inspirational host and has been working on his own inner city community work which will appear on Sky TV soon “School of Hard Knocks”.
Congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you again to everyone who entered the Aviva Broker Community Fund 2013. We were overwhelmed by the number of entries we received and we do appreciate the time and effort that goes into these submissions.
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