Claudia Herwig and Yvonne McCormack from AIG (centre left and right) present the cheque for the money they raised to Bliss employees Yunus Bahm, Corporate Partnerships Officer (far left) and Zoe Chivers, Head of Services (far right).
A big thank you to the staff of AIG Europe Ltd who raised £13,562.33 for Bliss with a trade insurance industry dinner.
The fundraiser was organised by Claudia Herwig, Executive Assistant at AIG Europe Ltd, and her colleagues Lesley Atkinson, Senior Underwriter, and Scott Morrison, Head of Special Products. The dinner also included an auction with prizes including a Bliss cycling jersey signed by Laura Trott and the chance to holiday on a private yacht.
AIG Europe Ltd decided to fundraise for Bliss after Yvonne McCormack, Head of Corporate and New Business, had two premature babies.
Bliss supported Yvonne when her babies were in hospital after being born at 31 weeks and 32 weeks gestation. Yvonne said she found Bliss’ publications useful during challenging times and that they helped her realise she was not alone. Her children are now happy and healthy at four and eight years old.
Yvonne has more plans to fundraise for Bliss - in September she will be abseiling down Broadgate Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings at 550ft, with four other colleagues. To sponsor Yvonne and her colleagues, please visit, justgiving.com/TheAIGDescendants/
If you and four colleagues would like to take on the Bliss corporate abseil, please visit, bliss.org.uk/Event/bliss-corporate-abseil-challenge