Local charity benefits from spiders, slime and a zebra sofa!

For the second year running Shrewsbury based Insurance Brokers Rees Astley sponsored the main music stage at Shropshire Oktoberfest held at the beginning of October.

Sometimes business insurance can seem like a jungle with potential pitfalls and problems around every corner, so that was our theme for the Rees Astley tent, which had been decked out with creepy crawlies, a zebra sofa, slime and an authentic jungle bridge - the Rees Astley Bush Tucker Trials!

Over the three day weekend staff from Rees Astley invited clients and visitors to test their nerves at the Bush Tucker Trials with the aim of having fun and raising vital funds for a local charity. Willing challengers were able to win a variety of prizes on the wheel of fortune and two lucky couples won tickets to visit the Shrewsbury Winterfest in the Quarry this December.

As well as visiting our jungle tent you may have also seen Rees Astley’s name sponsoring the main music stage at the festival. Recognised as being one of the leading insurance firms specialising in insurance for the performing arts and crafts industry, with thousands of artists, performers and organisations choosing to insure with us.

Rees Astley would like to say a big thank to everyone who contributed towards the fantastic amount of £264.38 which will be donated to Derwen College, a Further Education College situated in Oswestry who provide residential education for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The money raised will go towards their 2018 £60k appeal to redevelop their fitness centre.

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