Foresters Friendly Society supports Bliss

Friday, August 20, 2010

For every child savings plan opened through Bliss, Foresters will donate £50 to the charity

Foresters Friendly Society has become a sponsor of the special care baby charity Bliss' 'Going Home Pack'. Foresters Friendly Society's support allows Bliss to continue providing help and support to every family with a special care baby in the UK.

The Bliss pack aims to assist new parents with the transition from hospital to home by providing them with information and advice tailored specifically to premature and sick babies. The 2010/11 pack includes information on weaning premature babies, progression charts and helpline numbers, as well as a leaflet on financial advice for families, which features Foresters Friendly Society's Child Tax Exempt Savings Plan.

Neil Armitage, Marketing Director of Foresters Friendly Society, said: "We are always looking for charities and businesses we can partner with to support our Members and products. By supporting the 'Going Home Pack' we are helping Bliss give special care babies the best possible start in life and, by providing information on Child Tax Exempt Savings Plans, giving them the best possible financial future."  

"The nature of work that Bliss undertakes lends perfectly to our own ethos of providing support - both practical, in the form of financial services, and emotional, through our benevolent activities. Last year we gave back over £750,000 to our Members by way of discretionary grants and helped to raise over £270,000 for worthy causes".

Prior to Bliss' introduction of the pack in 2009, new parents with a premature baby were not given specific information about how to manage their child's condition after leaving hospital.

Caley Eldred, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Bliss, said: "Our packs provide parents with essential advice and support on meeting the unique challenge of raising a premature or sick baby. It is great that our packs can give parents advice on their baby's long term future, as well as just their short term needs. We're very pleased to be working in partnership with Foresters Friendly Society as their support will enable us to continue our work caring for premature and sick babies and their families."

Foresters Friendly Society has other affinity partners, including Final Duties, Ecclesiastical and now Bliss.