Firm helps major London drug charity

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A Sussex firm has tied up with a London charity to help raise funds through insurance.

Broker Chris Knott Insurance, based in Hastings, is working with drug charity, DrugScope, to provide insurance services to its members and supporters.

DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and drug use; advising Government, representing those working in the drugs field and lobbying for informed, rational drug policy. The charity incorporates the London Drug and Alcohol Network (LDAN) – a membership organisation for drug and alcohol treatment providers in the capital.

DrugScope will benefit from a quarter of Chris Knott’s earnings on every car, home and business policy sold to one of its supporters, for the life of the policy.

Neil Franklin, MD of Chris Knott Insurance says “We’re delighted to be offering this scheme to DrugScope – I have personally been following their work for some time and can say I’m inspired by their expertise and the valuable contribution they make in the drug field.

The least we can do in response is help generate some funds for DrugScope through this insurance scheme for supporters”.

DrugScope’s Harry Shapiro, commented “Like many charities we rely on the support of individuals and corporates for a large share of our income. So this opportunity for members and supporters to benefit from a potential saving on their annual insurance bills while raising money for DrugScope is most welcome”.

He adds “Supporters have nothing to lose but the charity has everything to gain”.

The thirty-strong team at Chris Knott Insurance is offering this innovative insurance scheme to a growing number of charities across the region. For example, local residents and businesses can still help boost the Hastings Pier fund by using Chris Knott for their insurance needs. Last year over £160,000 was donated to charities and other not-for-profit organisations through the scheme.

For details of Chris Knott’s fundraising scheme visit www.chrisknott.co.uk/charity