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Aviva launched the Broker Community Fund during the last quarter in 2017, giving brokers the opportunity to submit a request for a charity they support.

We received 114 charity submissions which were reviewed by our Community Fund administrator Charities Trust.

Five charities were shortlisted and Aviva hosted the judged awards on Wednesday 21st February in their head office where the broker and their nominated charity came in and presented to the Judging panel

  • Charities Trust executive – Natalie Kenyon
  • Senior Aviva executive – Michelle White
  • Guest Celeb – Rugby former player & commentator Shane Byrne
  • Matheson’s Solicitors – Julie Murphy O’Connor
  • Aviva employee – Breda Judge

After the judges deliberated, Michelle White announced Wexford Women’s Refuge as the overall winner of the €10K prize.

Judged Award Winner 
Charity NameBroker who nominatedBroker Contact Name
Wexford Women’s Refuge Sheridan Insurances Wexford Martha Sheridan

While each of the 4 runners up was guaranteed a €1K prize, Aviva increased the prize fund for each to €5K much to the delight of the charities present.

Charity NameBroker who nominatedBroker Contact Name
Stepping Stone Accommodation AA Ireland John Farrell
Muscular Dystrophy Marsh Ireland Toni Kerin
Cancer Care West

O’Leary Insurance Galway

Martin Ruane
Co Monaghan Alzheimer’s Society Moneycare Mortgages & Investments Mary Mc Quaid

Denis Kelleher, Aviva Ireland Chief Distribution Officer kindly facilitated the draw for the remaining 36 prizes of €1,000. 

The atmosphere at the event was fantastic with joyful emotion & pride at the opportunity to donate to these worthy charities. The effort and quality of presentations by each of the charities was superb.

We will continue to roll out the Broker Community Fund initiative this year as part of Aviva’s support to the wider community.

List of winners of the prize draw are subject to completing and passing due diligence;

Contact NameCharity
Hazel Sheridan  Irish Guide Dogs
Eamon O'Malley  Cliona's Foundation
Sharon Byrne  Temple Street Foundation (Metabolic Unit)
Ciaran Sheridan  Friends of Wexford General Hospital
Stella McNicholas  Cairde Activation CLG
Aidan Waters  LauraLynn
Cal Barrett  Africa Direct
Alan Hanway  Sensational Kids CLG
Mary Murphy  Cork Penny Dinners
John Healy  Beaufort Special Needs Ltd by Guarantee t/a Home From Home After School Service
Marion Walsh  Mercy House, Kanturk, Co. Cork 
Martin Glennon  CMRF Crumlin
Paul Dolan  Waterford Care of the Aged 
Paule Earley  Breast Cancer Research
Jim Mannion  Brothers of Charity Ireland - Roscommon Region
Alan Barrett  CRY
Emma Kilkelly  COPE Galway
Donal Morrissey  Scoil Iosagain, Aghada N.S
Stephanie Burke  COPE Galway
Henry Bourke  Ballina Lions Club
Eoghan Creevey  Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
Barry Ennis  Vision Sports Ireland
Martin Casey  Special Hands Activity Group
Aoife Glynn  Hand in Hand
Barry Prendiville  Irish Lung Fibrosis Association
Ken Hughes  Threshold
Wayne Sheridan  The Gavin Glynn Foundation
Mr. John Doyle  ISPCC Childline
Siobhan McPhillips  Society of St Vincent De Paul, Cavan
Mary Bourke Hickey  DEBRA Ireland
Noeleen Conaty  CUAN - Cancer Understanding And Nurturing
Kevin Meehan  Daisy House Association 
Susan Cavanagh  Cranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit
Garry Quilliagn  Mid Western Cancer Foundation
John O'Sullivan  Place 4 U
Joe Pitcher  St Francis Hospice Dublin
Norma O'Neill Collier  Duagh Family & Community Resource Centre CLG