A HEALTH insurer in Bournemouth have smashed previous records by raising £20,000 for their chosen charities Dorset Mind and Dorset Children’s Foundation.

Events such as the Bournemouth Bay Run, Christmas raffles, bake sales and quiz nights have not only raised awareness but vital funds for both charities.

The private medical company is also sponsoring the Dorset Children’s Foundation first ever FA-registered football team for children with disabilities.

Fiona Carter, Brand and Marketing Manager, and member of the Charity Panel at Health-on-Line, said: “We’re delighted to be able to donate £20,000 to charity as a result of our internal fundraising from employees throughout the last year.

“The ‘Give’ strand of our internal health and wellbeing scheme is fundamental to the culture at Health-on-Line, and one that we would hope to continually develop.

“Selected by our staff, both Dorset Children’s Foundation and Dorset Mind do incredible work that we hope we have been able to contribute to in a small way.”

Last year saw a new approach in fundraising for the Bournemouth-based company, as they embarked on a charity challenge where they held internal events, as well as took over two Dorset Children’s Foundation charity shops, with two teams battling it out to raise the most money.

Dorset Children’s Foundation is a small, independent charity and fund medical expenses, mobility equipment and therapies not covered by the NHS, whereas Dorset Mind are a pioneering local charity that educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality, and promotes recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.

Health-on-Line are dedicated to investing back into the local community through their Corporate Social Responsibility programme and, over the past five years, have donated more than £50,000 to their nominated charities; which are chosen by their staff each year.