The Towergate Charitable Foundation is pleased to have made donations to OcuMel UK and the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group ‘LOORG’.
Towergate act as broker to OcuMel UK, but it was Senior Account Executive at Towergate Insurance Steve Munday who first enlightened the Towergate Foundation to the extent of the incredible work undertaken by these two organisations.
Since 2005 the Towergate Charitable Foundation has raised £7 million for good causes. Steve said “Charitable giving is a core value of Towergate’s business, so supporting one of our clients and this specific area of cancer research seemed appropriate and in line with our company ‘ethos’ ”.
Kieran McGuirk, Chair of Trustees for OcuMel UK, said “Not only have Towergate advised on and arranged our insurance requirements, the support from the Towergate Charitable Foundation meant a great deal especially as OcuMel UK is a small charity supporting a rare cancer.”
Professor Sarah Coupland from the LOORG added “Thanks to benefactors such as the Towergate Charitable Foundation, we are able to continue our research and teaching activities into ocular melanoma. This has profoundly improved patient care and clinical techniques which are being emulated all around the world.”
Kieran McGuirk and Professor Sarah Coupland were both in London in April 2013 to participate in an Ocular Cancer Workshop of the Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership – an initiative led by the James Lind Alliance hosted by Fight for Sight at their offices at Fenchurch Buildings off Fenchurch Street. Being literally ‘around the corner’, Kieran and Sarah were both able to make a special visit to Towergate’s Leadenhall Street office to thank Steve in person.