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KENT, ENGLAND, February 13, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With research suggesting that people who eat breakfast have lower stress levels and better concentration than breakfast skippers, people nationwide are invited to both look after their health and take part in raising vital funds for sick children across the UK by hosting a 'Wallace & Gromit BIG Breakfast'.
The fun and fund-raising event - which runs from the 22nd to 28th April - is a great way for the nation to wake up to a BIG Breakfast which sets them up for a brighter day, as well as making a difference to the lives of ill children in hospices and hospitals.
Wallace & Gromit's BIG Breakfast - which is sponsored for the 2nd year by Foresters, - the international financial services organisation - saw over 100,000 people take part in 2012. It is hoped that this year, even more people will host a Big Breakfast and help raise over GBP50,000.
Steve Dilworth, Managing Director, Member Network UK at Foresters, says:
"Foresters champions the well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities.
"We are proud to once again be sponsoring this event. Healthy families need a healthy breakfast and in supporting the BIG Breakfast we want to encourage lots of families to have a fun together, sharing healthy family time over breakfast and raising much-needed funds for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation."
Creator of Wallace & Gromit and trustee of the Children's Charity, Nick Park, comments: "The BIG Breakfast is a great way to start the day and to help sick and terminally ill children in the UK."
Since 2003 over 800,000 people have supported Wallace & Gromit's Children's charity, helping children in over 87 children's hospitals and hospices across the UK and 18,000 families every year.
To host your own BIG Breakfast, simply call 0845 600 1924 or visit www.wallaceandgromitsbigbreakfast.org to sign up today.
ABOUT WALLACE & GROMIT'S CHILDREN'S CHARITY
This is Wallace & Gromit's Wallace & Gromit's BIG Breakfast is in its 2nd year brand new fundraising event by Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation, a national charity created in 2003 to improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
For more information and to register for your free fundraising pack, log on to www.wallaceandgromitsbigbreakfast.org or call 0845 600 1924
The BIG Breakfast will raise funds for a network of children's hospitals and hospices throughout the UK to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Funds raised support projects and causes in local communities such as music therapy, arts programmes, family accommodation facilities, state of the art equipment and hospice care.
Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation also organises popular annual fundraiser 'Wrong Trousers Day', and Wallace & Gromit's Great British Tea Party' which have raised over GBP1.8 million since 2003.
At Foresters we believe in enriching the lives of our members, their families and the communities they live in. We're member-based, family-focused, and community spirited.
Our products benefit both your family and your community. We champion the well-being of families through quality financial products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities.
We share our financial strength with over one million members across the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Throughout our 135-year history, our purpose has been to enrich the lives of members, their families and communities. The priorities remain today and will guide our future.
As an example, our work with Cash for Kids in their 2012 Mission Christmas Appeal helped over 250,000 children to have a better Christmas and granted GBP5.3m in cash, gifts and toys to local children.
Forester Life has funds under management of GBP938m* and is part of Foresters, the international financial services organisation.
Internationally, Foresters has over GBP11bn* funds under management and has been assigned an 'A' excellent rating by A.M. Best.**
Safeguarding our members' interests is at the heart of what we do. Being financially strong and responsive, with sound governance and continuing professional service have always helped us to protect our members' benefits.
*As at 30 September 2012
**An 'A' excellent rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. In assigning Foresters rating A.M. Best stated that Foresters outlook rating is 'stable', which means it is unlikely to change in the near future, assuming Foresters financial strength is maintained and operations grow. A.M. Best assigns rating from A++ to F, A++ being superior and A and A- being excellent ratings. This rating was assigned on 6 July 2012. Our International Head Office is located at 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9.
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