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AmTrust Equine employee to support Help For Heroes

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2010 18:03 GMT

AMTRUST EQUINE’S KAREN CHARMAN TO SUPPORT HELP FOR HEROES

AmTrust Equine, High Wycombe-based specialist equestrian insurance company, is delighted to support its Sales Consultant Karen Charman as she rides her Irish Sports Horse Mill Sensation, known as Ben, in the Horses for Heroes event this July. With the help of her employer, Karen hopes to raise a minimum of £1,000 for the worthy charity which spends 98p out of every £1 donated on providing practical, direct support for our wounded.

Karen, 47, who lives in Hazlemere, High Wycombe, has had 14 year old Ben for five years. She said: “My youngest son is currently serving on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan so the Horses for Heroes event meant that I was able to take part in something very close to my heart. I feel very proud and honoured to be able to take part in this specialised event for which Ben and I can do our bit to raise as much money and support to help our very brave men and women of the Armed Forces.”

“Ben and I have successfully competed at Riding Club level. Ben has had a few injuries, so we’ve had a few set backs in the time we’ve been together, but we’re now working towards getting fit for the five mile course in Windsor Great Park. I’d urge everyone who’d like to sponsor us to visit www.justgiving.com/AmTrust-Equine or just visit the Help for Heroes site www.helpforheroes.org.uk and support them by buying something from the online shop!”

Perdie Reid, Claims Manager at AmTrust Equine added: “AmTrust Equine sponsors grassroots riders in many activities and we’re proud to support Karen in any way we can to raise over £1,000 for this very worthy cause. We’ve set up the JustGiving website to ensure that every penny she raises goes straight to Help for Heroes.  Ben is a very well mannered horse and I’m sure he and Karen will get round the course safely and enjoy themselves immensely while taking part in what is said to be one of the largest sponsored rides ever held.”

The Horses for Heroes event caters for equestrians of all abilities and takes place at Windsor Great Park on 10th July 2010. The event is a fund-raising initiative of Ascot Racecourse and is supported by British horse racing journalist, radio and television presenter, and former jockey Brough-Scott who added: “It’s a really wonderful idea. Doing the Ascot-Windsor Great Park ride will be unique, fun and raise real money for a tremendous cause.”

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About AmTrust Equine

AmTrust Equine is the equestrian specialist division of AmTrust International Underwriters Limited. The AmTrust Equine team based in High Wycombe have over 40 years experience in horse insurance between them. Experienced horse-owners, the team provides an informed, knowledgeable and friendly service to its customers 365 days a year.

AmTrust Equine prides itself on being head and shoulders above its competition by providing customer service which sets the industry standard. With policies to suit everyone, AmTrust Equine is backed by one of the biggest names in insurance and will guarantee complete peace of mind.

For more details please visit www.amtrustequine.co.uk or call 08453 313 080