Liberty Specialty Markets – our response to COVID-19

During the pandemic we have supported charities of various size, and a range of causes including Health, Food, Elderly, Mental Health and Domestic Violence. We have supported 68 charities and campaigns across Global LSM, including:

LSM UK, Central (Europe) and LM Re offices

  • Temple St Children’s Hospital (Dublin)
  • Age UK (London)
  • The Trussell Trust (London)
  • Mind (London)
  • Hôpitaux de Paris (Paris)
  • Women's shelters – (Zurich and Cologne)
  • Stëmm vun der Strooss (Luxembourg)

LSM West 

  • ANDI
  • CARE
  • Food for Vulnerable Program
  • Bermuda Hotel Association (BHA)

LSM East

  • Studio A
  • Meals on Wheels QLD
  • The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Coronavirus Action Fund (PPE)
  • Padua College’s face masks initiative
  • National Homeless Collective

Local partnerships in United States

On April 3rd, Mathew Moore, LSM President & Managing Director, announced additional corporate donation funding across our operations. One of Liberty’s core values is to put people first and make a difference.

LSM West received £30,000 and the funds were split between LatAm, LSM US & Bermuda. As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought havoc globally. These donations will have a great impact on our respective communities.

Donations in LSM US

World Central Kitchen - WCK is working across America to distribute individually packaged, fresh meals safely in communities that need support – for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside. https://wck.org/chefsforamerica

NYC food bank - During this COVID-19 pandemic, Food Bank is taking proactive steps to provide food and other resources safely for the New Yorkers who rely on us. As the city’s leading hunger-relief organization, we provide emergency food to vulnerable New Yorkers who may be quarantined, along with those impacted by the economic downturn. https://www.foodbanknyc.org/

God’s Love We Deliver - Clients are at the greatest risk for COVID-19, many being elderly and all living with underlying conditions and severe illness that make them especially susceptible to the coronavirus. https://www.glwd.org/

Thoroughbred Charities of America - Provide support to a lot of different equine charities, but currently have an emphasis on employees at racetracks (“backstretch workers”). These are low income jobs for people living in cramped and poor housing conditions, so they are especially vulnerable to the current pandemic. https://www.tca.org/

Bundles of Joy - Bundles of Joy New York is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides essentials to babies, toddlers and new parents in critical need. http://www.bundlesofjoyny.org/

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children smiling

We have been living our values by making a difference – watch the video to see how LSM has been helping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individual COVID-19 support

Our employees have donated their time and effort during the COVID-19 crisis by showing support on an individual level. The stories below demonstrate the remarkable support from some of our employees towards those most vulnerable.

blue face masks

Esther Klesse in our Cologne office used her creative and sewing skills to transform business shirts into protective face masks.