Lord Mayor announces City’s Giving Day
The Lord Mayor has this week announced a new City’s Giving Day which she hopes will raise £350,000 for charities.
The event, which will take place on the 11th July, was announced by Alderman Fiona Woolf at City Action’s annual celebration Going for Gold in Volunteering.
The Lord Mayor said the City’s Giving Day will be: “An opportunity for us all to make a very big noise about our community partnerships, and their immense, long-term value, for business.”
The event is described as a celebration of the positive effect of the City and the financial, maritime and professional services sector in transforming lives through their philanthropic and responsible business activities.
The Lord Mayor hopes to raise £350,000 by everyone who works under the “City” brand to give £1 on the day. The money raised would go to four charities; Beating Bowel Cancer, Princess Alice Hospice, Raleigh International and Working Chance.
Events including fundraisng by retailers, collections in City tube stations and a City Treasure Hunt will take place on the day.