Market People Charity Fashion Gala
LMForums, with help from the London Insurance Market, raises over £8,000 for the Haven House Children’s Hospice.
Over 100 Executives, practitioners and industry suppliers gathered at the prestigious Banking Hall in the City of London last Tuesday evening, 20th June 2017, for a spectacular Charity Fashion Gala and Auction, to help raise funds for the Haven House Children’s Hospice. The highlight of the event, created and produced by LMForums, the networking and thought-leadership group for the London Market, involved 12 executives from the insurance industry striding the catwalk in amazing outfits supplied SuitSupply and Paule Ka.
Guests enjoyed a magnificent drinks reception; three course gala dinner, accompanied by classical musicians and the amazing fashion show. Amongst those dressing up on the night, was former Saracens rugby star, now Starstone underwriter, Hayden Smith, various Heads of Claims and Operations from companies such as QBE, Neon Underwriting, Allied World and JLT and even the LMForums founder, Roger Oldham, took to the green runway himself.
Rachel Flower, New Business Executive at Haven House, said: “This fabulous fashion gala really kicked off the summer season and raised over £8,000 for the hospice.”
“We are very grateful to London Market Forums for hosting this event. The funds raised will help us support local life-limited children and their families”
“The event surpassed all of our expectations - it was an amazing evening” said Roger Oldham. “We are so grateful to our Practitioner and Corporate Members and the wider London Market community for their kind generosity. We’ve seen first hand the tremendous work undertaken by the staff and volunteers at the hospice and these funds will help support the 350 children they support annually across parts of London and Essex”
Attendees enjoyed a lively auction with some fantastic prizes and a bidding was ensued between competing London Market companies, which made for a lot of fun. Hayden Smith from Starstone Insurance concluded the evening by kindly drawing winners from the Grand Prize Draw.