Insurance company Budget Direct powered by Auto & General, held its annual Act for Kids Charity Golf Day on Monday, with 92 players in attendance from different organisations at The Brisbane Golf Club.

Last year, more than $39,000 was raised at the event to help Act for Kids continue their mission to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect throughout Australia, this year the event raised an astonishing $145,000.

Auto & General Community Manager, Gerry O’Shaughnessy, said he is overwhelmed by the response and support received this year from proud sponsors who have dedicated their time and effort to this worthy cause.

"This is our fifth year supporting the Act for Kids charity and we are delighted to have had 30 business partners participate, with Optus being a major sponsor of the event,” said Mr O’Shaughnessy.

Auto & General is a proud Gold Sponsor for Act for Kids and throughout the year, the business raises money and awareness through events such as the Golf Day, employee workplace-giving, staff fundraising competitions and company donations.

Act for Kids Chief Executive Officer Dr Neil Carrington said they are absolutely blown away by the commitment and generosity of Auto & General and their business partners.

“A donation of this size is enough to provide close to 1,000 hours of integrated therapy for children that have been abused or neglected.”

“This donation will go directly to our integrated therapy program and will ultimately support around 80 children for an entire year, sadly the children we see often have complex issues as a direct result of the trauma they’ve experienced and require long-term support to overcome these issues.”

“Our relationship with Auto & General continues to go from strength to strength and we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the entire organisation”, said Dr Carrington.

“Whether they are volunteering at our events, donating via their workplace giving program or providing pro bono support to our corporate team, the staff at Auto & General are so committed to helping our kids, it is truly heartwarming.”

About Budget Direct

Budget Direct was established as an insurance provider in Australia in 2000. It is part of the international BHL group of companies headquartered in the British Isles. The group provides more than 8 million policies to insurance customers and administers $AUD 3 billion in premiums annually. Budget Direct offers Motor, Home & Contents, Motorcycle, Pet, Life and Travel Insurance as well as Roadside Assistance.

Budget Direct is a multi-award-winning insurer having won Money magazines Insurer of the Year 2021 for the fifth year in a row and Canstar’s Outstanding Value Car Insurance 2021 for 15 years in a row amongst many other awards. Our policies are underwritten by Auto & General Insurance Company Limited, an Australian insurance company regulated by APRA and a member of the Insurance Council of Australia.

About Auto & General

Auto & General has specialised in the sale, management and underwriting of insurance products in Australia since 2000. Our insurance products include car, home and contents and travel. We provide insurance for a number of brands including Budget Direct, 1st for Women, Ozicare, Virgin Money, and ING. We have contact centres based in Queensland and claims assessing centres in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, in total employing in excess of 1500 people. Our commitment to providing exceptional service has seen the company win multiple industry awards.

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