New charity partnership announced for local leading software company

L-R: Image of Glyn Pink Open GI, Rachel Jones, Tricia Cavell, Chris Guillaume, Group CEO Open GI, Katie Chambers
Pictured: L-R Glyn Pink, Open GI, Rachel Jones, Tricia Cavell, Chris Guillaume, Group CEO Open GI, Katie Chambers.

Worcester-based technology company, Open GI, will dedicate a year of fundraising for local charity, St. Richard’s Hospice in 2016.

Insurance software provider, Open GI, has chosen St. Richard’s Hospice as its corporate charity partner of the year. Throughout the year, employees will be encouraged to volunteer, raise awareness and, most importantly, funds for the local charity, which Open GI last supported in 2008.

Established in 1984, St. Richard’s Hospice cares for patients and families who are living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses across Worcestershire. Its mission statement ‘Caring for Life’, is installed in the heart of everything it does, providing FREE care to over 2,600 patients and family members each year.

Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director at St. Richard’s, said:

“We are delighted that employees at Open GI chose St Richard’s as their charity partnership for 2016 and look forward to working alongside them to raise funds. All of the money raised will help support patients and family members throughout Worcestershire, and allow our dedicated team to provide patients and their loved ones with the compassion, kindness, dignity and respect they deserve as they come to the end of their lives.”

In 2015, Open GI smashed its fundraising target for Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign through a range of activities. Some notable events also included: Worcester 10K, Mud-run, summer fete, Dragon boat racing, cake sales and regular dress down days, raising a phenomenal sum of £34,200.

Chris Guillaume, Group CEO at Open GI, said:

“We are excited to support St. Richard’s Hospice who provide vital care to thousands of families affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We look forward to working with St Richard’s and helping to raise money for such an important cause throughout 2016.”

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For more information about Open GI or the Open International Group, please contact:

Helen Andrews
Group Head of Marketing & PR

Notes to Editors:

Open GI is the leading technology partner to general insurance brokers in the UK and Irish markets. Its Core broking platform provides multi-line, multi-channel, multi-brand trading capability complemented by innovative ecommerce and mobile technologies. Open GI is part of the Open International Group alongside sister companies PowerPlace, Open GI London and Open GI Ireland.