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PSPA selected as Talbot Underwriting’s Charity of the Year

Posted: 14/01/21 by PSPA

We are pleased to announce PSPA has been selected to be Talbot Underwriting’s Charity of the Year for 2021 and 2022.

During the two-years partnership, staff from Talbot Underwriting will support PSPA with fundraising challenges and awareness-raising activities, starting with a Dry January challenge this month.

Talbot Underwriting employee, Kelly Hooper, nominated PSPA to be the charity partner for the next two years because of the support her family received when her mum was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in 2014.

After PSPA was shortlisted for the charity partnership in September 2020, Kelly went on to promote the charity to colleagues in order to gain enough votes internally, for PSPA to be selected as the charity partner. PSPA was confirmed as the chosen charity, gaining 40% of staff votes, in November.

Andrew Symons, PSPA CEO, said: “We’re extremely grateful to both Kelly and Talbot Underwriting for selecting us as their charity partner for the next two years. This is an amazing opportunity for PSPA and we look forward to working with the team as we continue to raise awareness of PSP and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) to aid early diagnosis and access to join-up care, to fund research, and provide support to families, carers and healthcare professionals.”

Sarah Day, PSPA Challenge Event Fundraiser, said: “I am looking forward to getting the Talbot Team involved in various fundraising activities across the next two years! As public events begin to pick up again we can expect a wide variety of choice that will keep you active, engaged, and helping us spread the word about PSP & CBD.”

Kelly Hooper, said: “I nominated PSPA to be Talbot Underwriting’s Charity of the Year because it is a charity very close to my heart as my mum died of PSP, in December 2015. December 2020 marked the 5th anniversary of her death and I wanted to do as much as I could to mark this anniversary and do something meaningful and help others. Mum’s diagnosis came at a time when she was living a very busy and full independent life and it was a devastating blow. We, mum’s nursing home, and her doctors received a huge amount of guidance, help, and support from PSPA. Being able to give back and to help others devastated by this rare illness is a great feeling.”

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