This Year's Theme 
As a teacher and a musician arts and education have played an extremely important role in my life. I want them to make a difference to all our lives by opening our minds and stirring our hearts.

I want the arts and education to inspire our children, help us to understand our past and show us how we can shape our future.

The Lord Mayor

"My Lord Mayor's Appeal will support three excellent charities over the next 12 months: the LSO Discovery programme, St Paul's Cathedral Music Outreach and Music in Hospitals.  All three have the power to 'Educate, Support, Inspire' - my motto for the year - and I am delighted that through my Appeal I will be able to contribute to their transformational work."

Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, 
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of The City of London