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Charity events

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Charity events

As part of our commitment to make a positive contribution to the sectors we operate in, IGA has organised a range of charitable events to help support the communities we operate in and to raise awareness of important issues such as Mental Health. IGA is committed to supporting the Mental Health Foundation and is a strong advocate of mental well-being in the workplace. If you would be interested in collaborating on a charitable project then please do get in touch.

The Qx Factor in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Charity

Back in December 2020, IGA hosted 'The Qx Factor' the first global talent competition for professionals working within the insurance, pensions and investments markets. The event was held on Zoom in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and aimed to lift spirits within the profession for Christmas.

The live show was compered by world-record breaking comic and Chief Actuary at RL360, Donald Macleod, who was joined by a star studded judging panel.

It was a completely free show with participants and supporters invited to donate to GOSH via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theqxfactor.  The event raised over a thousand pounds!

Ignata and Donald Macleod hosted 'Laugh, Actuary' the first online comedy club

In May 2020, IGA and Donald Macleod hosted 'Laugh, Actuary' an online comedy club for professionals working within the insurance, pensions and investments markets. This attracted a sell-out crowd of 500 professionals from nine countries around the world, in support of Mental Health Awareness week.

Macleod, who is a world record holder for telling the most jokes in an hour hosted the event along with Stuart Mitchell from Mock The Week, The Now Show and The News Quiz, and Micky P Kerr, a Britain’s Got Talent finalist.

IGA said that “it’s been a challenging time for many people and many businesses”, but MacLeod is on a mission to “raise spirits for charity”.  “With prevention at the heart of what they do, the Mental Health Foundation aims to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive,” it added.

The event was free to attend but actuaries were invited to make a donation to Mental Health Foundation via JustGiving and sign up for the actual event through eventbrite.