Every year Lloyd’s Charities Trust donates £2,000 to 30 charities on behalf of individuals in the market, in recognition of their fundraising and voluntary work. Awards are also made to charities that have given invaluable support to those whose lives have been affected by difficult circumstances.

This year 64 applications were received for the 30 awards, all of which were very impressive, making the final decisions very difficult. In fact, the decisions were so difficult that trustees decided to give 31 awards! The full list of winners can be found here.

The awards were presented by Chris Harman, Chairman of Lloyd’s Charities Trust and Partner at JLT, in the beautiful Adam Room, here at Lloyd’s in London. Commenting on the awards, he said:
“The trustees are always amazed by the amount of effort that individuals in the market give to good causes - from showing great resolve in the face of adversity, to organising black-tie events, chairing charities and running multiple marathons.The people of the Lloyd’s market make a fantastic impact and we are delighted to be able to recognise that through the Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards.”

Brainwave, a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence, were nominated by Helen Pells. Gerry Gould from the charity said:
“On behalf of Brainwave Children’s Charity, including the children and their families, I would like to thank everyone at Lloyd’s Charities Trust for this wonderful donation. This will go towards enabling us to continue offering our therapy services to the lovely children that we see at our Centres, who have disabilities and additional needs.”

Paul Jack has been integral in the establishment of Insurance United Against Dementia .
“I am delighted to receive this award for my involvement with Insurance United Against Dementia. It is fantastic that our unique campaign has been recognised by the Lloyd’s market, and this provides a platform from which to continue building vital awareness of dementia across our industry What’s more, the funding received will directly support pioneering dementia research, leading us closer to new treatments and a cure for the condition.”

Chris Harvey who won on behalf of the Wave Project, which helps young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing, had this to say:
“This Lloyd’s Market Charity Award will absolutely enable the provision of surfing and support for a wide range of children and young people improving mental and physical health and well being. Through the charities support, we’re delighted to announce that one of our students has just won a silver medal at the World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California!”

We look forward to receiving next year’s applications in 2018.