18 December My DofE volunteering: Campaigning for the youth in Hackney
Leading Light: Clarksons
Why is City Giving Day good for business and why have you been involved?
“Clarksons became involved in the City Giving Day in 2016 when Lord Jeffrey Mountevans, a Clarksons employee for 46 years, was appointed the 688th Lord Mayor of London.
The day quickly became an important event in the Clarksons calendar and over the past three years, our contribution has grown significantly. As a global business we encourage all our offices around the world to get involved, with employees given the chance to pick a charity that is meaningful to them.
For City Giving Day 2018, we ran a team HIIT class competition, with employees across the globe going head-to-head. Our clients, friends and family were encouraged to watch our fundraising efforts via webinar and donate through our fundraising sites. We thank everyone who got involved and donated, helping us to raise over £80,000.
As the world's leading provider of integrated shipping services, we feel the Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day is the perfect opportunity to encourage all our employees globally to join our fundraising efforts and raise money for a worthy cause.”
Jeff Woyda, CFO, COO and Chair of the Clarksons CSR Committee
Why did you get involved and what was great about City Giving Day?
“It was a wonderful opportunity to bring together not only the London office but our global offices to fundraise for fantastic causes close to our hearts and participate in some friendly rivalry.
All the charities supported were nominated by Clarksons employees and having the opportunity to learn more about the fantastic work they do was invaluable as we look forward to finding ways of working with them throughout the year.”
Samantha Barnwell, Event Manager, Clarksons Platou
Why do you think City Giving Day is important and what difference does it make to your charity/beneficiaries?
“An incredible opportunity to engage with new supporters, raise vital funds and spread awareness of the work we do so that more young people can benefit from Teens Unite."
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer