6 Mar 2007

Ecclesiastical Insurance Sign For Chelsea

06 March 2007

Gloucester-based Ecclesiastical Insurance Group make their debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May this year, by sponsoring The Children's Society garden, 'Lust for Life'.

Chelsea newcomer Angus Thompson designed the urban garden, which reflects children's zest and energy for life and the potential of childhood captured by its name 'Lust for Life' - inspired by Iggy Pop's legendary song. The successful garden design was selected over fierce competition, all vying for space at the world's most prestigious horticultural event.

Steve Wood, director and general manager of Ecclesiastical's insurance business, said: "We're delighted to be sponsoring The Children's Society's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. As the start of the social season, we are privileged to be part of the world's most illustrious flower show. We hope the 'Lust for Life' garden will draw attention to the vital work of the charity, helping them to give children back their childhood."

Richard Johnson, Head of Media at The Children's Society, said: "The Children's Society is looking to make a dream debut at Chelsea 2007. Thanks to our sponsors Ecclesiastical Insurance, this vibrantly designed urban garden is sure to catch the eye of all Chelsea visitors."

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 22 - 26 May 2007.

Notes to Editors:

For further information, interviews and images of the garden please contact:
David Hudi-Dinnage, PR Officer, The Children's Society
Tel: 020 7841 4422
Email: dhd@childsoc.org.uk

· The Children's Society is a national children's charity working with over 50,000 children and teenagers every year, in 60 projects around the country. It works in partnership with communities, schools and families. It helps: children at risk on the streets; children in trouble with the law; young refugees; and disabled children. It is a voluntary organisation of the Church of England. Visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk
· Ecclesiastical Insurance Group
Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of charities, schools, the care sector, churches and historic buildings - insuring over 4,500 care homes, 3,500 charities and 6,000 educational establishments including 63% of independent schools.
Founded in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, it now offers a wide range of commercial insurances, as well as home, travel and wedding insurance, selling through brokers and direct.
Ecclesiastical also provides a range of financial services through IFAs and direct, including an ethically screened investment fund.
Visit www.ecclesiastical.co.uk for more information.