Break the Silence wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Break the Silence has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group thanks to nominations from the public.

Break the Silence is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.

Break the Silence provide professional support to those impacted by sexual trauma, of all genders, age 13+ across East and North Ayrshire.  They work only with professionally qualified psychotherapists and the charity is experiencing an increase in demand for support.  During Covid they provided support remotely at increased costs.  This donation will help Break the Silence to meet the continuing costs of remote service delivery as a result of Covid, and will help them to continue to provide swifter access to professional support for those impacted by sexual trauma, to help survivors to work through their trauma, develop healthier coping strategies and transition beyond their trauma to live healthier, improved lives.  The funding will help to provide c13 hours of counselling support for survivors, with a professionally qualified psychotherapist registered with an accredited professional body.  In the year 2020/2021, Break the Silence offered support to 395 people.  Every contribution helps to make a positive difference.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. Over 13,000 charities were nominated by more than 210,000 members of the public.

CEO of Operations Lesley Craig said, “Break the Silence would like to thank all the people who took time to nominate our charity for this award.  Just a few moments of your time has resulted in an award that helps us to continue to provide vital support for those in need. Thank you for choosing to be kind, for choosing to support Break The Silence and for supporting Movement for Good”.

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, says: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical, the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK, is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”