Lloyd’s helps our heroes get back into work
Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance market, has today announced a major donation to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
The Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has donated £135,000 to fund three Specialist Employment Consultants as part of the charity’s ‘Wounded to Work’ project. The programme aims to ensure that injured soldiers have the bespoke support they need to get back into civilian work if they are no longer able to serve. It is estimated that 2,000 soldiers will need this type of support over the next four years.
Michael Hardingham, Chairman of Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund, said: “The Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has been providing support for our heroes for more than 200 years. We are extremely pleased to continue that support by helping to fund this vital programme.”
Colonel Paul Cummings, Director Grants & Welfare, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “I am absolutely delighted that, with the support of the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund, we have been able to extend the reach of the Specialist Employment Consultants working alongside wounded, injured and sick soldiers. Talking to the soldiers themselves, many who have suffered appalling injuries, they are consistent in saying what a fantastic resource this is and what a difference it makes to be supported by specialists that can see beyond the injury to the potential beyond.”
The three Specialist Employment Consultants will be based in some of the UK’s largest garrison towns, Tidworth, Colchester and Catterick, enabling support to be provided where it is needed most. The consultants for Tidworth and Colchester have already been recruited, with Catterick soon to follow.
Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has donated more than £2 million to military charities since 2000.
Notes to Editors:
1. Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund was established in 1803 and provides financial support to the Armed Forces community and their families.
2. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity (formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, founded 1944) is the national charity of the British Army. It gives a lifetime of support to serving and retired soldiers and their families, working with veterans from every conflict since the Second World War, including those from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance market and occupies fifth place in terms of global reinsurance premium income, and is the largest surplus lines insurer in the US. In 2012, 88 syndicates are underwriting insurance at Lloyd’s, covering all classes of business from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Lloyd’s is regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
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