A GROWING Cumbrian insurance business is committed to giving back to the community through its support for charities and organisations across the county.

Established by Ryan Roberts and Stephen Ward almost three years ago, RAW Insurance is based at Carlisle’s Kingmoor Park and has recently expanded into Kendal and south Cumbria.

RAW recently joined forces with Joey’s Cafe in Kendal to pay forward dozens of cups of coffee to help people facing a tough time because of the pandemic.

Russell Linton, who heads up RAW’s south Cumbria office, said the initiative aimed to help people who would appreciate a small act of generosity.

Russell, who has more than 30 years of experience working in the insurance industry in Kendal and the South Lakes, said: “We wanted to show our support for the community during this difficult time and felt this was a good way to reach out to people.”

RAW has also recently linked up with St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston to provide support to the charity’s activities across south Cumbria.

The community-minded business is also a patron of Carlisle Youth Zone and works hard to raise awareness and funds for the city charity.

RAW this month also reached out to help businesses across the county by launching a free online toolkit for firms at risk from flooding.

Until now, the Business Flooding Toolkit has only been available to RAW’s clients but directors Ryan and Stephen decided to open up the access to help as many businesses as possible.

Stephen said: “It’s a difficult enough situation for businesses at the moment with the impact of the Covid-19 restrictions. We hope that by making our online portal available to as many businesses as possible, it will provide some support for anyone who is looking for information or advice.”

The Business Flooding Toolkit is part of a range of downloadable business support documents available from RAW’s online portal, including information on health and safety, Covid-19 restrictions, HR, and a guide to launching a start-up business.

Ryan said: “It’s a fantastic resource for anyone who wants quick and easy access to a range of online resources across different business sectors.”

For more information about how to access the Business Flooding Toolkit or other support contact RAW Insurance on 01228 586231; email info@rawinsurance.co.uk; Facebook @rawinsurancebrokers, or visit www.rawinsurance.co.uk.