Posted: 12th June 2024 | Back to news feed


From left to right, Emma Cook, Senior Marketing Officer at World Horse Welfare and Katie Oswald, Head of Marketing at SEIB Insurance Brokers

World Horse Welfare receive £5,000 in Movement for Good Animal and Wildlife Awards

SEIB Insurance Brokers and Benefact Group have announced the ten winning animal welfare charities who will each receive £5,000 as part of the 2024 running of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards. Equine welfare was one very worthy cause to benefit from these annual Awards with World Horse Welfare receiving one of the generous donations.

Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare, said: "This very welcome win will help towards caring for more horses in need at our four Rescue and Rehoming Centres across the country. Our dedicated team of grooms, vets, farriers and physiotherapists work closely together to individually tailor and deliver each horse's treatment throughout their rehabilitation. It can take many months for them to fully recover before they are ready to rehome, and the cost can be considerable."

The Movement for Good Animal and Wildlife Awards are the first winners to be announced of five Special Draws running in 2024. In each Movement for Good Special Draw this year, 10 awards of £5,000 will be granted. The Special Draws are aimed at helping charities in specific sectors, also including Health, Youth, the Environment and Arts and Culture.

Suzy Middleton, Chief Executive Officer at SEIB said: “We are delighted to be a part of the Movement for Good Awards in general and none more so than, specifically, the Animal and Wildlife Awards. The causes represented in this category are close to the hearts of our team at SEIB and the services provided to equine welfare by World Horse Welfare are indispensable. It really does only take a minute to make a nomination for the Movement for Good Awards and the results can make a huge difference to good causes both large and small.”

Other winners in the Movement for Good Animal and Wildlife Awards included; Birds of Poole Harbour in Dorset, Bliss Cavalier Rescue Ltd in Yorkshire, Dogs.N.Homes Rescue in Hampshire, Greenacres Rescue LTD in Pembrokeshire, Little Hill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in the Republic of Ireland, Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter in Tyne and Wear, Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land in West Sussex, The Cat Welfare Group Ltd in Hampshire.

Now in its sixth year, the Movement for Good Awards is the flagship charitable giving initiative from Benefact Group. This year once again, more than £1million will be gifted to charities up and down the UK and Ireland, following £5million being given to good causes since the initiative started in 2019.

This year, more than 100 charities will be awarded £1,000 donations, while 50 good causes will be awarded £5,000 sums via special grants throughout the year, aimed at helping charities in specific sectors. Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.  Further grants of £10,000 or more will be awarded in the Movement for Good Larger Grants, later this year.

To find out how to support the Movement for Good Awards and to nominate a cause you care about visit

Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group. Visit to nominate a charity now.

To find out more about SEIB’s equestrian insurance policies and the work they do supporting equestrianism and equine welfare, visit  

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