The specialist insurer will pay commission on policies sold through this partnership to The British Polio Fellowship, which will then be ploughed into research or funding specific projects. You can find out more about how the process works by visiting our Fish Insurance Partner page here.
The British Polio Fellowship is committed to supporting its members, seeking to empower and provide a community and support for people living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). PPS is a debilitating neurological condition characterised by weakness, fatigue and pain, a reduction in stamina, breathing, sleeping and/or swallowing problems and cold intolerance. It is estimated 120,000 people in Britain have PPS and 80 per cent of people with Polio go on to develop the condition, for which there is no cure.
Kripen Dhrona, Marketing and Campaigns Manager for The British Polio Fellowship said:
“We chose to partner with Fish not only because it offers great insurance products and incentives for the charity and its members, but because Fish is an ethically responsible brand and promotes the same Independent Living values that we and most charities subscribe to.
“Apart from attractive insurance cover, the partnership gives our members great reassurance that should their assistive aids break, Fish Insurance will support them by giving them peace of mind – because they know that broken aids will be covered by their policy, and will not impinge on their daily living and travel plans.”
Diane Caplehorn, head of partnerships at Fish Insurance, said: “We’re proud to be working with The British Polio Fellowship, supporting and empowering people living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome and helping them continue to live independently.
“By working closely with the charity through the partnership, we will also gain valuable insight into issues affecting members and our customers. By learning more about what is important to them, we can continue to ensure our products and services are helping people to live independently.
“We look forward to making new connections and building relationships with The British Polio Fellowship and its members.”