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In September, QBE announced that £100,000 would be made available in the inaugural QBE Charity of Choice Awards. To reach as many charities as possible the money was divided into 40 individual donations of £2,500.

UK brokers were invited to nominate deserving charities and we were delighted to be inundated with suggestions.

And now we can unveil the names of the charities who have been chosen at random.

The 40 successful charities who will each receive £2,500 are:

Charity Geographical reach Nominated by
Birmingham Mind Birmingham Howden UK Group
Building Futures East Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas Gallagher
Candlelighters Yorkshire TL Dallas
Cardiac Risk in the Young UK Chancery Financial Planning
Caring in Bristol Bristol and the local region Hayes Parsons
City Hospice Cardiff and South Wales Archenfield Insurance Management Ltd
Climbing Out UK Henshalls Insurance Brokers
Create a Dream Foundation South Yorkshire Dobson and Hodge Limited
Dorothy Parkes Community Centre Birmingham Heritage Insurance Brokers
Dr Kershaws Hospice Greater Manchester Crompton Bailey Ltd
Eddystone Trust Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Gloucestershire WPS insurance brokers
Empire Fighting Chance Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and South Wales Jelf
ERIC UK Jelf
Erskine Hospital Ltd Scotland Gallagher
Glasgow Sick Children’s Hospital Scotland Marsh
Habitat for Humanity UK Aon
Happy Space Regional Aon
Huggard Centre South Wales Thomas Carroll
Jessie May Children's Hospice at Home Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath & North East Somerset Higos Insurance Services Ltd
Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust Kent, Surrey and Sussex Nsure Chartered Insurance Brokers
Leeds Children’s Charity Leeds Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited
Manchester Mind North West Finch Insurance Brokers and Employee Benefits
Orchardville Northern Ireland Towergate Dawson Whyte
Oscar's Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity North Yorkshire DE Ford
Parkinson's UK UK Gallagher
PEEPS UK Jelf
Queenscourt Hospice North West David Roberts & Partners
SANDS England Doulton Underwriting Agents Limited
St Andrew's Healthcare UK Willis Towers Watson
St Oswalds Hospice Newcastle upon Tyne Towergate Bishop Skinner
Tackle4MCR / Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside Greater Manchester and Merseyside Liberty Insurance Solutions Ltd
Tendring Eldercare Limited Essex WRS Insurance Brokers Limited
The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust North west of England & North Wales Insurewise Limited
The Driving Force Scotland TL Dallas
The Forget Me Not Children's Hospice West Yorkshire DE Ford
The Maddi Foundation UK Berns Brett Ltd
The Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation Leicestershire and East Midlands Gallagher
The Wilderness Foundation UK Essex Aon
WellChild National KGJ Commercial Insurance Ltd
Zarach Leeds, West Yorkshire Jelf

The QBE Foundation provides a focus and structure for all of QBE’s charitable activities and corporate giving, helping people overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

You can find out more about the work of the QBE Foundation here.