Charities and Community
Hampden takes its responsibility to the wider community very seriously and the Board encourages all employees to engage with local community partners. All employees are able to maximise their donations to charity through payroll giving and Hampden provides matched funding for staff involved in fundraising.
For many years, Hampden has been a strong supporter of the Lloyd’s Community Programme helping to build a stronger local community. Neil Smith, CEO of Hampden Agencies, is a board member of Lloyd’s Community Programme and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Charities Trust.
Members of staff volunteer at English Martyrs’ Primary School in Tower Hamlets on a weekly basis, helping children with reading and numeracy skills. In addition, there are many other events for which staff volunteer in the local community such as assisting secondary school children with writing and presenting speeches for the Tower Hamlets’ annual public speaking competition; helping with interview practice and CV writing and volunteering at the youth sport foundation’s neighbourhood games.
For the summer of 2016, Hampden was again among Lloyd’s Market companies offering paid internships to pupils from schools in local boroughs as part of the City Business Traineeship Scheme. The aim of the programme, which is run by The Brokerage Citylink is to improve access to the Lloyd’s Market and the City in general, to high achieving local pupils.
Hampden supports selected charities each year through office-based fundraising activities with matched funding from Hampden. For 2017, Hampden’s nominated charities are St Christopher’s Hospice and Canine Partners and the British Heart Foundation
In addition, Hampden is a keen fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support raising large sums for this charity and making Hampden one of its most successful and valued coffee morning supporters.
In 2016, Hampden was delighted that three Members of staff were successful in receiving donations from the Lloyd’s Charities Trust in recognition of their fundraising and voluntary work for their chosen charities. The £2,000 awards were made to Blesma, the William Wilberforce Trust and Razed Roof for the support given by Chomps Kaeowsri, James Davis and Richard Page respectively. Each year, the trustees of Lloyd’s Charities Trust select thirty award winners from the Lloyd’s Market.
Hampden continues to manage the impact of its activities on the environment. This includes internal processes, recycling, energy efficiency and responsible travel.