More than 200 City firmstook part in City Giving Day to take the opportunity to communicate their charity work to staff and the wider public on September 27th and to celebrate and encourage more giving. Staff wwore red - the City's emblematic colour - as part of the celebration.
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, says: “Good business can only succeed in healthy, vibrant societies. We in the City recognise that, so community work has always been integral to what we do – and as Lord Mayor, I will champion the incredible volume and breadth of this work.
“CITY GIVING DAY is a day of celebration and an opportunity to showcase the contribution companies make to their communities through time given and people supported.”
John Griffith-Jones, Chairman of FCA, which took part in last year’s event, says: “The City of London both contributes and benefits from the UK economy so it’s important that it gives back to its communities. City Giving Day is a great opportunity for us to join together to do just that.”
Last year City Giving Day helped raise more than £350,000 for charity, helped recruit more than 3000 volunteers and 85% of participating companies said it had made a difference to inspire employees in their CSR activities.
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