We also regularly invite and sponsor Texel’s staff, clients and network of insurers to join us in fundraising activities. And every year we host a big insurance market challenge, like 2019’s tandem skydive for London’s Air Ambulance.
We sponsor organisations that promote skills development and apprenticeships to enable financial independence. Our partners in this area might also support victims of social exclusion resulting from physical or mental impairment, political events, natural disasters or socio-economic status. We also advocate for the development of holistic models of care for whole families and even communities.
We fund medical research and clinical trials to help prevent and cure life-threatening or limiting conditions. We also give grants to organisations which provide end-of-life care, promote new, safer or more inclusive practices, or support those suffering from anxiety or poor mental health.
As well as supporting the traditional side of education through university scholarships, internships and bursaries, we assist professional teaching programmes that, for example, train teachers and doctors to work in rural areas. We also promote the education of professionals and communities on social issues, such as modern slavery, food poverty and homelessness.
We aim to address the lack of diversity within the performing arts and creative sector, challenging the status quo whereby work is largely programmed by, for and starring the privileged elite. We set up Represent Theatre Ltd to offer an affordable alternative to drama school training which opens up the industry to those for whom it is currently inaccessible and the preserve of the privileged. We also hope to support emerging artists and performers, providing them with opportunities to showcase their work and reach wider audiences.