How QBE is supporting Saint Francis Hospice, a charity close to their hearts
By QBE Foundation and Communications Co-Ordinator Kelly Chambers
Saint Francis Hospice in Romford is one of the largest adult hospices in the UK. Their team of specialist consultants, doctors and nurses provide care and assistance to individuals with life-limiting illness’, as well as providing support for their families.
Bob Ballantyne has been an employee of QBE Business Insurance for many years, and in 2014 he received the devastating news that he had head and neck cancer. After 12 months of gruelling treatment, Bob was told the cancer was gone, and he was able to return to work.
However, two years later, Bob received the heart-breaking news that the cancer was back, and this time, it was terminal. Bob’s hospital referred him to Saint Francis Hospice.
“Initially I didn’t want to go. I expected this horrible, dreary place where you go to die, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Coming to Saint Francis Hospice is the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s changed my life.”
QBE employees and the Foundation have donated £43,878 to the hospice over the years and also volunteered, giving back to Saint Francis for the invaluable care and support they have provided to Bob.
The hospice typically receives in excess of 1,500 new referrals a year, so our support through fundraising and grants means they can continue to give Bob, and others like him, the specialist end of life care that they deserve.
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QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2018 was US$13.7 billion.
As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large client base.
We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our clients’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping clients improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.
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