Harbour Underwriting selects Insurance United Against Dementia as annual charity


Authored by Harbour Underwriting

The insurance industry is coming together on 4 November in support of the campaign by Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) to raise £10m for Alzheimer’s Society. Harbour Underwriting will be taking part in the Insurance Day of Giving and would love your support.

We are proud to support IUAD as our charity of the year with the goal of raising £10,000 over the next 12 months.

Around 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia. By 2040, it is estimated this figure will reach 1.6 million people.

To bring these figures closer to home, it is projected that almost half the 300,000 people who work in the UK insurance sector will be affected at some point by dementia, either directly or through a loved one.

Dementia is especially close to the heart of our managing director, Sharon Brown, as her mother lives with the disease. Sharon says:

“I witness every single day the devastating effect this dreadful disease has on my lovely mother, Jeannie. Her sister’s disease is also advanced, and my father-in-law has just been diagnosed. If we want to treat and eventually stop dementia, it is vital that we raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society for all-important support services and pioneering research.

“Fortunately, the insurance industry is in a position to help, and it means so much to me to see the industry unite behind this cause on the Insurance Day of Giving.

“It is important to remember that it is not just about raising funds, crucial though that is. We must also raise awareness of dementia. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a terrible effect on many elderly people cut off from family and vital support networks, especially those with dementia. We cannot allow these people to be forgotten or go without the essential services Alzheimer’s Society provides.”

We will be running and taking part in events in support of IUAD over the next year, so please look out for these on our website and social media pages.

If you would like to donate to Insurance United Against Dementia via Just Giving, please click here.

You can read more about the Insurance Day of Giving here.


About Harbour Underwriting

Harbour Underwriting Limited (HUL) is one of the leading providers of commercial dispute insurance for claimants and defendants.

We provide After the Event insurance cover against the costs incurred in bringing or defending legal or arbitration proceedings in commercial disputes. We work with insurance brokers, law firms, funders and advisors to help their commercial clients mitigate the risk of litigation or arbitration. Harbour Underwriting helps brokers oversee their clients’ risk portfolios and demonstrate added value when they need it most.

We offer a range of ATE insurance products that are available at any stage of litigation, including adverse costs cover, own side disbursements cover, own side solicitor’s fees cover, anti-avoidance endorsements and deeds of indemnity to provide security for costs, appeals insurance, damages -based agreement (DBA) and conditional fee agreement (CFA) insurance.

Harbour Underwriting Limited (HUL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 939803) and is a Managing General Agent with full delegated authorities from A-rated carriers.

HUL’s underwriting team are highly experienced litigators who apply their expertise to tailor insurance solutions to our customer's needs.

HUL's sister company, Harbour Litigation Funding, is one of the largest privately-owned litigation funders in the world.

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