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Christmas at Lloyd’s: The season of giving

The Global Community Engagement team would like to extend a massive thanks to everyone who took part in Christmas activities and events this year

All sorts of exciting Christmas activity took place during December, including colleagues getting involved with decorating gingerbread houses with their friends and family, wearing their best festive outfit for Christmas jumper day, taking part in our festive raffle and guessing the correct number of sweets in a jar as well as the Lloyd’s children’s Christmas party.

Congratulations to our winners this Christmas and thank you all for taking part.


raised so far in total for all our charities


raised so far for Habitat for Humanity GB


toys donated to the ELBA Toy Appeal

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

These activities and events were held to raise money for the Lloyd’s of London Foundation charity partner, Habitat for Humanity GB, to help tackle housing poverty and transforming empty and disused properties to affordable social housing for young people.

Jamie Curtis

Christmas Raffle

Prize: Fortnum & Mason Christmas surprise


London: Jamie Curtis (Beazley)

Chatham: Graham McCormack (Lloyd’s)

gingerbread house

Gingerbread House Decorating Challenge

Prize: Fortnum & Mason Christmas hamper


Team 2: Matilda, Sarah, Linda, Sam, Chris and Charlotte

A special thanks to our lovely judging panel for volunteering to judge our gingerbread house entries, Veronica Senior (Lloyd’s), David Parr (Lloyd’s), Khadija Amir (Habitat for Humanity), Jemma Reid (Habitat for Humanity).

Raised so far

With your donations we were able to raise £1991.96 for Habitat for Humanity GB and counting. Lloyd’s will match fund the donations, so the current total is £3983.92

We work with Habitat for Humanity GB to help fulfil their goal of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

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Habitat for Humanity

We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. 

Our partnership launched in October 2019 and together we are building resilient communities that can withstand and recover from the devastating impact of natural disasters.

Supporting the East London Business Alliance (ELBA)

Lloyd’s also took part in the ELBA Toy Appeal again this year, setting up our own little Santa’s drop off box at the Lloyd’s Coffee House.

ELBA Toy Appeal

All of the toys collected were donated to support the Lloyd’s of London Foundation partner’s annual Christmas campaign. Toys were distributed to children who would have otherwise gone without this Christmas in East London and Islington. 

The toy appeal featured on ITV news, which you can watch below.

Raised so far

Our fantastic colleagues from the Corporation and the market generously donated 76 toys to our internal Toy Appeal, and a further 58 toys through the Amazon gift page to the value of £652.15. 

We are proud to say Lloyd’s made it in the top 10 leader board for donations.

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East London Business Alliance

ELBA’s Community Works programme supports and strengthens the voluntary and community sector in east London. 

Through a range of voluntary-based programmes, businesses can bring their time, skills and expertise to support voluntary organisations who lack the funding and resources to carry out their critical work.

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Community spirit

The Lloyd’s of London Foundation is the independent charity founded and funded by Lloyd’s. 

We provide a vehicle for charitable activity and engagement for Lloyd’s Corporation and a centre of expertise for delivering long-term, meaningful social impact alongside our employees, market firms and wider stakeholders.

Aishah Yasmin - Global Community Engagement Administrator, Lloyd's

24 Dec 2022