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Bankhall&#39s charity effort

A signed David Beckham England shirt, 10 entertainers, 59 product providers and nearly 800 guests at Bankhall&#39s third annual awards helped take the amount the IFA has raised for children&#39s charities to over £200,000 in the last three years.

The charities to benefit this year are Cancer & Leukemia in Childhood and Francis House, a hospice for the Rainbow family trust. The awards were hosted by comedian Dominic Holland, who was joined on the podium by Lloyd Scott – who this year took the record for the longest time to complete the London marathon, finishing in five days, eight hours, 29 minutes dressed as a deep-sea diver.

Winner of the award for pension provider of the year was Standard Life, investment group of the year was Fidelity and Norwich Union was named best overall provider of the year.

Bankhall joint chief executive Paul Hogarth says: “To have raised over £200,000 in just three years for such worthwhile causes has been tremendous and our thanks go to everybody involved.”

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