On 26 November 2019, Gregory Flynn and Freddie Scarratt attended the Lloyd’s Charity awards, organized by the Lloyd’s Charities Trust, where they each received a £4,000 donation for their chosen charities – the Not Forgotten Association and Horatio’s Garden respectively.
The Not Forgotten Association was founded by Miss Marta Cunningham in 1920 for the ‘comfort, cheer and entertainment’ of the war wounded. The charity organizes or provides items or facilities for leisure and recreational activities, travel, holidays and outings, combating isolation and loneliness amongst the Armed Forces community. They do this by delivering high quality and safe recreational and entertainment activities to meet the needs of their beneficiaries. Providing a caring and personal service which is fully linked in with other recovery pathways and that is underpinned by an ethos where everyone counts and is valued.
Horatio’s Garden is a national charity creating and nurturing beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres to support everyone affected by spinal injury. We grow thriving communities to support patients, their families and friends facing long stays in NHS hospitals. Leading landscape designers create these stunning sanctuaries, working in collaboration with prominent architects to design garden rooms ensuring the space can be used all year round. The gardens become an integral part of people’s lives throughout their time in hospital. The charity is named after Horatio Chapple, a volunteer who had the original idea of creating a garden away from the wards for patients and their families.
For more than 60 years, Lloyd’s Charities Trust has helped to build resilient and sustainable communities where it matters most and also supports causes close to the hearts of its people in the Lloyd’s market in London. The Trust also organizes the annual Lloyd’s Market Charity awards, a long standing scheme that aims to recognize and celebrate the voluntary and fundraising work of individuals from across the Lloyd’s market in London. Over the last 10 years, it has awarded over £900,000 to the nominated charities of over 350 individuals in the Lloyd’s market.
Applications are open from July – September each year for colleagues across the Lloyd’s market to apply for a grant to their chosen charity.