Thousands donated to help Hemel charity support the homeless

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The money has come from NFU Mutual's 'Agency Giving Fund'

A business in Hemel Hempstead has donated over £3,000 to DENS from a national £1million 'Agency Giving Fund' launched by the company's head office.

NFU Mutual Agents and their staff in Hemel Hempstead chose DENS to receive a donation of more than £3,100 - DENS is a homelessness charity, its main aim to relieve poverty and distress of those living in Dacorum.

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In light of the national emergency this country is facing, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, has allocated £1m to help local frontline charities at this difficult time. 

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To help ensure this support reaches all corners of the UK, NFU Mutual has reached out to its Appointed Representative network of local Agents.

This donation will allow homeless charity DENS to continue to provide vital frontline services to the most vulnerable people in Dacorum at their Foodbank and in their 44-bed Hostel.

Tony Fields, Senior Partner NFU Mutual, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on everybody, including our customers and their local communities.

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"DENS is making a wonderful difference to our community in these challenging times, and we are proud to have been able to nominate this local charity to benefit from NFU Mutual’s national fund.”

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Fran Martin, DENS Head of Fundraising and Communications, said: “We are extremely thankful to NFU Mutual Hemel Hempstead for nominating our charity to receive a donation from the NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund.

"We are experiencing an unprecedented rise in the demand for food parcels in our Foodbank, and our priority remains to meet these high demands ensuring no one goes hungry during this pandemic.

"Sadly, our Events Programme is cancelled for the foreseeable future so this generous donation will go a long way to help make up the shortfall we are facing.”

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For more about DENS visit:, for more about the NFU Mutual Agent in Hemel Hempstead, click here.

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