The Richard House is a hospice in East London that provides respite and terminal care for children and young people with either life threatening or complicated medical conditions. It gives invaluable support to the families, as well as helping the sufferers to make the most of the time they have, giving them special memories. Hiscox supports the hospice through annual donations.
Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)
HART works to help the poorest people in some of the most disadvantaged and dangerous areas of the world. It provides aid and advocacy for those suffering oppression and persecution whose woes are largely ignored by the international media. Its aid is designed to relieve suffering and sow the seeds of longer-term solutions; its advocacy is designed to raise awareness of the problems – and solutions – at home and abroad.
The Hiscox Foundation has agreed to support HART for three years, while several of our employees are heavily involved in helping the charity. Mike Krefta, Treaty Underwriter for Hiscox London Market, on a sabbatical to travel overland from London to Cape Town, delivered over a tonne of vital school equipment to the Marol Academy, near Luanyaker village in remote Southern Sudan on behalf of HART. Siemona Kingsley, our Senior Catastrophe Modelling Analyst, transformed the Hiscox Café into a dance studio to raise funds for HART.
Wiltshire Bobby Van
This charity, which makes secure the homes of people in Wiltshire who have been, or are more likely to be targeted by criminals is chaired by Robert Hiscox and supported by donations from the Hiscox Foundation. Those it helps include the elderly and vulnerable, disabled people, victims of domestic violence and race and hate crime.