Cardif Pinnacle and Boreham Wood Football Club raise Peace Hospice funds

Press Release

August 15 2011

Cardif Pinnacle's recent sponsorship of the Arsenal X1 match Vs Boreham Wood at Meadow Park helped to raise over £5,000 for The Peace Hospice1. Among the crowds watching on 29th July were Hertsmere's Mayor, Peter Knell and Mayor of Borehamwood, Sandra Parnell, plus Head of the Council, Morris Bright.

Cardif Pinnacle has been supporting The Peace Hospice for the last 15 months during which time it has raised almost £25,000 to boost the Hospice's appeal. The insurance firm also supports Boreham Wood Football Club and its PASE scheme having sponsored the club for the last six years.

Sarah Potter, PR Manager for Cardif Pinnacle said "Thanks to the generosity and hard work of Boreham Wood's Chairman and his staff at the club, half of the gate proceeds from the Arsenal X1 match were kindly donated to The Peace Hospice. Sadly The Peace Hospice has just announced that it has to make cuts, so it's more important than ever that the people of Borehamwood come forward, support future events and donate unwanted items to the shop in Shenley Road."

Danny Hunter, Chairman of BWFC said "I'd like to say a big thank you to my staff and to Arsenal Football Club for not only providing a team but for also donating to The Peace Hospice. It's important as a club that we continue to help good local causes. Our work with The Peace Hospice must be ongoing and we hope to continue to create funds and awareness on their behalf."

Boreham Wood Football Club also hosted Borehamwood's first Lights of Love memorial service for The Peace Hospice last December, a service for Borehamwood residents who have lost loved ones. The club will be hosting the second ceremony again this year and hope to attract even bigger crowds.

If anyone is interested in supporting The Peace Hospice or wants to know more about the fantastic work that they do, please visit their website,


1 The Peace Hospice is based in Watford and cares for people living with a life limiting or terminal illness, supporting families from across South West Hertfordshire. It also provides inpatient care, day care, an outpatient service, a hospice at home service as well as bereavement support.

For Media enquiries, please contact:
Cardif Pinnacle
Sarah Potter - Communications Manager 07833 095594

Notes to Editors

About is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc - one of the UK's leading insurers. "Pinnacle Insurance plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority".

About Cardif Pinnacle

BNP Paribas Assurance ( is the Life and Property & Casualty insurance unit of BNP Paribas. It develops and markets products and services under two commercial brands. Products distributed through the BNP Paribas retail branch network in France are branded BNP Paribas. Those distributed by other channels in France and in international markets are branded Cardif.

BNP Paribas Assurance is one of the world leader in creditor insurance and its life and non-life insurance units have received an AA rating from Standard & Poor's. It had gross written premiums of 25.3 billion euros in 2010. With a diversified geographic footprint, BNP Paribas Assurance has strong positions in Europe, Latin America and Asia. In 2010, BNP Paribas Assurance generated 48% of its gross written premiums outside France.

It counts over 8,500 employees, 73% of them outside France.

BNP Paribas Assurance is actively committed to exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility. It has adopted a Socially Responsible Investment program, encourages diversity throughout the enterprise (earning the "Gender Equality at Work" label in France) and supports local economic development in the markets where it operates.

Formed in 1971 and currently employing circa 750 staff in the UK, Cardif Pinnacle has established itself as a leading provider of Protection solutions. Cardif Pinnacle acquired Warranty Direct and Direct Life and Pension Services in 2008, specialists in the provision of warranty and life insurance products.

With an emphasis on quality of service for clients and customers, Cardif Pinnacle is a preferred partner to more than 250 of the UK's leading Banks, Building Societies, Finance Houses and Intermediaries.