Agency Giving Fund - Bedford

Bedford Agency is proud to have nominated local charity CHUMS, to receive a donation of £6,451.62. from the national £2 million ‘NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund’.

In light of the national emergency our country is continuing to face, NFU Mutual has allocated a £2million fund to help local frontline charities during 2021. This follows £1million of support delivered by NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund in 2020, which helped charities across many sectors to keep their life-changing services going throughout the pandemic.

To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most, NFU Mutual’s Agents, with over 300 offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund. The funds will offer support as lockdown measures continue to impact our communities, providing both emergency support and to help build long-term resilience.

The Bedford Agency nominated CHUMS to receive this support, to help deliver their important work.

This donation will allow CHUMS Charity to provide specialist support to local children and young people who have suffered trauma in their young lives.  The charity provides therapeutic intervention for children and young people whose mental health has been affected by traumatic events including sexual abuse, traumatic bereavement, fleeing from war, domestic abuse, road traffic accidents, medical trauma, or other single event traumas such as assault and house fires.  Referrals for witness to domestic violence, sexual abuse and traumatic bereavement are currently at their highest levels alongside record referrals for those bereaved by suicide.  This donation will be used straight away to help five young people currently on the waiting list for support.

NFU Mutual’s £2million Agency Giving Fund forms part of a series of initiatives NFU Mutual has committed for the benefit of customers and communities affected by coronavirus. To find out more, please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.