CIPR President launches iprovision Christmas Appeal

The President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Rob Brown FCIPR has backed iprovision’s 2016 Christmas Appeal by asking members to put the CIPR Benevolent Fund on their gift list this Christmas.

Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR President, Managing Partner of Rule 5
iprovision is the only charity with a specific remit to help past and present CIPR members who are facing hardship. The Fund reached its 50th anniversary last year, helping over 500 people in that time. When crisis strikes our members because of illness, disability, job loss or bereavement iprovision is there to help, providing grants and practical support.

I invite all CIPR members who can to remember iprovision during the season of goodwill by donating so that iprovision can continue its work in the months and years ahead.
Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR President, Managing Partner of Rule 5

How does iprovision offer support?
Rebecca, a CIPR member from the South East, was diagnosed with cancer and facing financial hardship as her salary stopped during medical treatment. iprovision was able to help with an initial one off grant of £ 1,000 made within days of receiving Rebecca’s application.

"I was so impressed with the speedy response and the help to complete and progress my application in such a short time frame. iprovision continued to offer assistance and Rebecca has subsequently been able to return to work.

"I don’t know where I would be without the support from iprovision. The financial help I received gave me some choices, and allowed me to focus on getting through my fairly gruelling treatment - and then recovery - without money worries. I have been a member of the CIPR for many years but I hadn't realised how much support there was for members when times get tough. iprovision is a wonderful initiative"

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).