The Lord Mayor of the City of London, The Lord Mountevans, welcomed over 100 City figures to the Mansion House this morning to launch City Giving Day 2016. Following the success of last year’s event, City Giving Day is now set to be the Square Mile’s annual event promoting volunteering and philanthropy.
The year’s event is part of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and it will take place on 27 September 2016. The Lord Mayor is urging companies from across the City and the UK to register and help demonstrate the wide variety of worthwhile causes that they support.
Last year’s City Giving Day saw over 200 firms signing up, over £350,000 being raised and over 3,000 new volunteers recruited. Hundreds of charities were involved, along with previous Lord Mayor, Sir Alan Yarrow, who walked the Square Mile’s streets to visit companies showcasing their charitable and community work.
Lord Mayor The Lord Mountevans is challenging businesses to go even further this year and said: “We all want to see a fairer, inclusive and sustainable society and businesses have a crucial role in creating this. So many firms, not just those in the Square Mile, do a fantastic job backing fantastic charitable, community and philanthropic projects, but we don’t always hear about them.”
“City Giving Day gives these companies the opportunity to celebrate, and showcase, the incredible volume and breadth of what they are doing to support their communities. I want to see even more businesses getting involved and signing up for what will be a great event taking place later this year.”
Other speakers joining the Lord Mayor today for the launch breakfast included Maria Bentley, Global Head of Human Resources at Nomura and Lawson Muncaster, Co-founder and Managing Director of City AM.