20% of our sales go to the London charity Street Souls which offers shelter, work, friendship and advice to homeless in London, building self-esteem and the the ability to support themselves. Street Souls is part of Lloyd’s recognised charity, the Coombe Trust which was founded in the 1957 by Lloyd’s broker Don Coombe MBE, pictured above in Marion Wilcocks’ beautiful oil portrait. Now 93, Don remains a keen supporter of the Art Group.
Street Souls and the Coombe Trust (No.253241) are today run by his son, David Coombe, who is currently leading its merger with another local homelessness charity, Emmaus (No.1064472). The merger enables the pooling of resources, better to achieve their similar aims and objectives. We support David in this move and are extremely proud to have been associated with the Coombes since the foundation of the Lloyd’s Art Group in 1963.