Richmond insurance company helps flood victims

Going the extra mile: Kew Insurance workers

Going the extra mile: Kew Insurance workers

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An insurance company went the extra mile when it stumped up cash to help people affected by the floods.

Kew Insurance, which has been doing business in Richmond for more than 20 years, made a donation of £100 to the Somerset Emergency Flood Relief following the recent bad weather.

David Boynette, managing director of Kew, said: “We are keen to assist victims of floods.

“The terrible situation with flood victims resonates particularly with Kew’s team as our offices are located close to the River Thames in Richmond.

“In view of the many people who are suffering in Staines, Sunbury and Shepperton, and, of course Somerset, we consider ourselves to be incredibly lucky to have escaped the ravages of flooding.

“Considering how close Richmond residents, as well as those in Twickenham and Teddington, are to the river, we have had a very lucky escape, thus far.”

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11:51am Sun 16 Feb 14

metis says...

I am not familiar with this company - so cannot comment. But it must be noted that Insurance Companies in general are using the recent publicity about the floods to hike up premiums in areas that are highly unlikely to flood using outdated maps and mis-information emenating from the dolts at the Environment Agency.
I am not familiar with this company - so cannot comment. But it must be noted that Insurance Companies in general are using the recent publicity about the floods to hike up premiums in areas that are highly unlikely to flood using outdated maps and mis-information emenating from the dolts at the Environment Agency. metis
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9:13am Fri 21 Feb 14

jeremyhm says...

metis feels he/she "cannot comment". What's wrong with "thank you very much for this gesture of goodwill"?
metis feels he/she "cannot comment". What's wrong with "thank you very much for this gesture of goodwill"? jeremyhm
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4:57pm Fri 21 Feb 14

metis says...

I cannot comment because it is not stated if the employees had a whip round and paid out of their own money (in which case 'thankyou') or if the company decided this would be a good PR stunt and decided they could easily afford this out of hiking (unnecessarily in most cases) premiums.
I cannot comment because it is not stated if the employees had a whip round and paid out of their own money (in which case 'thankyou') or if the company decided this would be a good PR stunt and decided they could easily afford this out of hiking (unnecessarily in most cases) premiums. metis
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