Barry Nilsson and Chubb charitable initiative raises over $60,000 to fight hunger

27 September 2022

Barry Nilsson and Chubb Insurance unite to support Foodbank and combat Queensland’s hunger crisis.

In 2019, Barry Nilsson (BN) and Chubb Insurance formed a charitable initiative to raise funds for Foodbank Queensland, the largest hunger relief charity in the state. Four years on, the initiative’s continued support has raised over $60,000 in the Bridge to Brisbane fun run.

'BN is thrilled to form an initiative with Chubb Insurance to support Foodbank Queensland in its quest to fight hunger in Australia. We are proud supporters of the charity and we will continue to dedicate our time and resources to make a difference in our community.' – Peter Murdoch, Principal, Barry Nilsson

2022 Bridge to Brisbane

Bridge to Brisbane is an annual long-distance charity fun run that started 25 years ago in Brisbane. In 2022, more than 30,000 took part in the event and over $1 million dollars has been raised for charity.

This year, the BN and Chubb initiative raised its biggest donation to date after forming a 'super' team aptly named 'The IncrEDIBLES', which included several brokers who provided significant support - Aon, Austbrokers Comsure, Aviso Broking, Clear Insurance, Insurance Advisernet Australia and QIB Group of Brisbane. Together, the team ran and walked the Bridge to Brisbane raising a total of $18,085 for Foodbank Queensland.

Leading the way in the Bridge to Brisbane charitable charge, it was announced that the IncrEDIBLES team raised the highest proceeds for Foodbank Queensland, and was named the second highest fundraising team overall in the fun run.

While we thought our initial fundraising goal of $15,000 was an ambitious one, we are proud that the final amount raised smashed our target. With every dollar raised providing two meals to Queenslanders in need, we are thrilled that the money raised will aid in making over 36,000 meals.

'Chubb is delighted to have again joined forces with Barry Nilsson and our broker partners to achieve this incredible outcome of raising over $60,000 in four years! The food insecurity crisis is soaring globally, so to be able to help to raise such valuable funds for Foodbank QLD is something we are very proud of. We are very thankful to the IncrEDIBLEs team at Barry Nilsson for all of their hard work and support in bringing this event together and can’t wait for 2023!' - Joanne Gamble, Accident & Health Manager, Chubb

Supporting Foodbank Queensland

One in six Australian adults and 1.2 million children have gone hungry over the last year. Those sobering statistics show that Foodbank is an organisation that many people across Australia rely upon.

Having been a supporter of Foodbank Queensland for many years, the BN and Chubb initiative has learned how prolific the hunger crisis in Australia is and that food insecurity is an issue that requires a united front, motivating the team to support Foodbank to provide food relief to more than a million people each month.

We are proud to be a long-standing supporter of Foodbank, an organisation making a significant impact on the lives of many, and stand beside them to fight Australia’s hunger crisis.

Barry Nilsson’s Impact Project is an arm of the firm dedicated to making an impact in our community. We recognise our obligation in contributing positively to pro bono and community giving, and encourage and facilitate a firm-wide culture of creating positive change through our chosen partnerships across pro bono, environment and sustainability, community and reconciliation.

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