Hendo’s helping Children’s hospital fundraiser

Jim Scott ( Peter Hoare  Joint MD ) and Bernard Tomlinson, right, presenting Matthew Pinsent  salad servers at The Cutlers Hall
Jim Scott ( Peter Hoare Joint MD ) and Bernard Tomlinson, right, presenting Matthew Pinsent salad servers at The Cutlers Hall
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A splash of Hendo’s is helping an independent insurance broker celebrating its 50th anniversary to make a sizeable sum to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Ranmoor-based Peter Hoare and Company began life as a one man band financial services company in 1964. Now its service include insurance, healthcare, claims management and safety risk management and employs more than 40 people. The firm are Chartered Insurance Brokers and over the years five of their directors have been president of the Sheffield Insurance Institute.

Helping them celebrate their golden anniversary is the Children’s Hospital, which will receive a £25,000 donation for its Make it Better campaign.

“We have pledged the money and if there’s a shortfall the company will make up the difference,” said current chairman Bernard Tomlinson.

“The Children’s Hospital has touched the lives of every person in this city in some way or another. It was where my daughter Emily Rose died at the age of 11 months 33 years ago.

“Now my granddaughter Evie Rose, who has a serious heart condition, is a patient there. Without their persistence and expertise she would not be with us today.”

Sheffield-born Bernard was also a patient at the Children’s Hospital. He suffered from polio as a child and had pioneering surgery there.

Money will be raised from the sale of specially-commissioned Henderson’s Relish. We have 500 bottles to sell. At least 100 will be sold via Henderson’s website to collectors all-round the UK.

And at a celebratory dinner at Baldwins Omega last month, an auction and raffle raised £5,063, which was matched by the company. Among the auction items was a set of Sheffield-made salad servers in the shape of oars - twins to a pair presented to Olympian Sir Matthew Pinsent at the Sheffield Insurance Institute centenary dinner in 2012.