NIG takes part in 2021 Sprintathon to raise money for Stand up to Cancer


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On Thursday 9th September NIG took part in Direct Line Group’s 2021 Sprintathon showdown between Bristol, Bromley and Leeds to raise money for Stand up to Cancer.

Stand up to Cancer is an annual campaign set up by Cancer Research UK to accelerate lifesaving research and treatments. Sadly, one in two of us will have some form of cancer in our lives.

Since 2018 employees from NIG and other brands within Direct Line Group have sprinted their way to raising over £250,000 through fundraising and Community Cashback awards along with donations from our DLG Community Fund.

All the money raised goes towards ground-breaking research for new tests and treatments including ‘smart viruses’ which only attack cancer cells, leaving the healthy ones intact and ground-breaking blood tests to help catch cancer sooner, saving more lives.

The Sprintathon consists of teams of four runners completing 4 x 100m sprints in a continuous giant relay on a 400m track to see how far they can go round in one hour. Bromley and Leeds both completed 52 laps with Bromley taking the crown in 00:59:49 and Bristol achieved 50 laps.

Sonya Bryson, MD of NIG, who ran in the Bristol leg, said, “It was brilliant to share the day with friends and colleagues who haven’t seen each other in person for a long time and a fun way to support a great charity. Well done to everyone who took part!”


About NIG

We’ve been experts in commercial insurance for 125 years.

The National Insurance and Guarantee Corporation (NIG) is a broker only insurer; we believe in getting to know both the brokers we work with and their clients’ businesses, building trusted partnerships that last for the long-term. Our highly experienced underwriting team are focused on working with brokers to identify and understand the risks faced by UK enterprises. Together, with our risk control experts and risk management tools we develop solutions to help UK enterprises reduce and mitigate key exposures. We offer a wide range of products with flexibility to create tailored insurance cover and when clients need us, claims are dealt with quickly and fairly through a proactive claims approach.

Our trading model has been designed to reflect the differing requirements of how brokers like to trade, with regional offices, National Trading Centre, National Schemes Centre, eTrade Centre of Excellence and dedicated experts for specialist sectors.

We’re investing in new technology to make us even easier to trade with. We’re launching an online risk management resource supported by our in-house Risk Control Team and introduced online claims submissions to speed up the claims process, minimising disruption to clients’ businesses. We are also the only insurer two years running with a five-star rating for both TheHub and Software Houses, in the Insurance Times 2019 and 2020 eTrade survey.

We are dedicated to making UK enterprises more resilient.

NIG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Direct Line Insurance Group plc, providing stability and financial strength. Our policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited.

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