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Gallagher tops its Movember donation record

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December 7, 2017

Being in the insurance sector means that the Gallagher Team is in a position to be especially aware of the issue of men’s health. That’s why we've been active participants in Movember since 2008, raising $115,000 in total with this year’s donation of $15,000.

blog-thumb-movember.jpgOur Mo Bros and Sistas across Australia helped fundraise a record $10,308 in 2017, topped up on behalf of Gallagher by Chief Executive – Australia Sarah Lyons to a company total of $15,000.

The enduring efforts of the Gallagher participants over many years were even picked up on by Movember Foundation founder Travis Garone, who said: “The numbers you guys are talking are mind blowing. We can’t thank you guys enough. Truly impressive!”

During the fundraising month, Gallagher citizens joined in the spirit of the cause by sporting temporary – and sometimes imaginatively improvised – moustaches and contributing in unique ways, such as Melbourne’s splendid mo cake, complete with textured icing, along with digging deep to help achieve the Australia-wide result.

Gallagher Australia partnered with Pen Underwriting and Crombie Lockwood New Zealand, who raised over $11,500 & nearly $5,000 respectively, in making a combined donation of over $31,000 to the Movember Foundation, enabling progress in research and treatment of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

This is corporate giving on a grand scale and reflects our ethical company culture of cooperation, caring and community involvement expressed in the The Gallagher Way.

The Gallagher Movember teams

New South Wales

Luke Braund, Mervyn Forde, Geoff Wright

Geoff beat his own fundraising record and Luke dyed his mo blue in the cause. That’s dedication!

Victoria

Matthew Aitchison, Travis Gauci, Tom Kavaliotis, Brendon Kropp, Allyson Morris, Tania O’Day, Sai Rakesh, Bernice Rhind, George Vincent, Ben Robinson, Christine Walsh

Western Australia

Connie Anderton, Zoey Churstain, Michael Leek, Malcolm Pollard, John Ripepi, Pania Tohu

Perth’s Michael Leek clocked his 13th Movember by taking 350,000 steps for the Step Challenge, and Gallagher Mo Sista Connie cycled over 500km.

Queensland

Kyle Gartrell, Nathan Lee

You can still donate to the Gallagher Mo Bros and Sistas here.

Our shared commitment

See how Gallagher’s commitment to supporting the communities where we operate  translates as a real life ‘blueprint for better’ in our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which features two of Gallagher Australia's volunteering programs.

Download the 2018 Corporate  Social Responsibility Report 

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