Coleman Insurance Brokers is ‘Secret Santa’ for families battling cancer

Coleman Insurance Brokers has become a ‘Secret Santa’ for Dorset families facing cancer this Christmas.

The company, based in Poole, is the first business to donate to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation’s (DCCF), Secret Santa appeal.

The appeal, which launched this month (December), is asking for donations to enable local families facing cancer to buy festive food and gifts.

CEO Steven Risk said: “We were very proud to support DCCF in a recent, charity Golf Day and so were only too pleased to add our backing to its excellent Secret Santa appeal.”

He added: “As most of us prepare to spend a carefree Christmas with our loved ones, there are hundreds of families in Dorset living under the shadow of cancer.

“Coleman always looks to support incredible local charities like DCCF and we hope other local firms will join us in spreading some joy through the Secret Santa campaign.”

Leslie-May Harrison, who helped found Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) in 2012, said: “We are immensely grateful to Steve and everyone at Coleman for their support.

“Christmas is traditionally a happy time, but for families coping with cancer it can often bring extra financial and emotional worries.

“Coleman can be sure that the £350 it has donated will bring some real joy this Christmas – and we hope other firms will support us too.

“We cannot help these families beat cancer, but by making a small donation we can ensure they enjoy some luxuries this Christmas.”

Donating to Secret Santa is easy. Simply visit

Or JustGiving:

Or you can make a donation over the phone by calling: 07593 890 879.

You can choose whether to leave your name or remain a Secret Santa.

Picture caption: Dorset Cancer Care Foundation co-founder Leslie-May Harrison with ‘Secret Santa’ Steve Risk, CEO of Coleman Insurance Brokers.

DCCF was formed in 2012 in Poole by Eve Went, Pam Jeffries and Leslie-May Harrison. The charity organises events and raises money to fund grants to pay for Dorset cancer patients’ household bills, childcare costs, transport costs and much needed short breaks.

To get involved in 2018 visit:

Established in 1928, with roots going back to 1903, Coleman is one of the UK’s longest established, truly independent insurance brokers, employing some 60 staff at locations in Poole and Exeter.

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