31 May City Giving Day participants share volunteer stories for National Volunteers' Week
Leading Light: Aon
Why is City Giving Day good for business and why have you been involved?
“Aon is a Founding Patron of the Lord Mayor's Appeal and we are always delighted to support City Giving Day. We have a strong charity focus and it helps demonstrate our commitment to the community and the three charities which our colleagues choose to support every two years through our UK Charitable Foundation.
Over 100 colleagues took part in our static cycle event, which took place in our reception all day, pedalling almost 600 km whilst raising money for our charities. The buzz, enthusiasm and energy of those competing, including the Lord Mayor himself on a bike at one point, was incredible. It created a real feel good factor for those taking part, our visitors and those colleagues cheering them on. It was the perfect opportunity to promote our community work both internally and externally, encourage everyone to get involved and work together.
The engagement and teamwork of our colleagues was truly inspiring. We strongly encourage colleagues to work together and help support charities and empower results for communities.”
Dominic Christian, Global Chairman at Aon Re
Why did you get involved and what was great about City Giving Day?
“As a Community Champion at Aon, City Giving Day was a fantastic opportunity to see our colleagues come together to fundraise for our three chosen charities.
It was great to meet representatives from our Charity partners and hear how our money helps. The competitive nature of Aon’s colleagues was rife on the day which was evident in the amount of money raised and distance ‘cycled’! Bring on this year!”
Rachel Ramsey, HR Analyst at Aon Re
Why do you think City Giving Day is important and what difference does it make to your charity/beneficiaries?
“City Giving Day is a wonderful opportunity for Suited & Booted to tell our story and publicise our work at Aon, and throughout the City, so staff see how their support makes a difference.”
Maria Lenn, Suited & Booted