18 December My DofE volunteering: Campaigning for the youth in Hackney
City Stories: Helaba
Why are you supporting City Giving Day?
What are you hoping to achieve by supporting City Giving Day? – Helaba became involved in the City Giving Day a few years ago and we were not convinced that our small London office could really make a big difference. However, with the support of the Lord Mayor`s Appeal team, we did a number of fun staff engagement events and raised over £5000.
Which charities or communities do you support?
We started supporting QEF 4 years ago, a national charity for disabled adults and children based in Leatherhead.
How will you celebrate City Giving Day?
We will be doing our popular cake sale amongst the staff and take part in the Lord Mayor`s static bike ride competition, Tour de City.
Which charity are you supporting, why are you supporting it?
We picked up a leaflet from QEF regarding their volunteering opportunities and we started supporting them in 2016. On the volunteer day itself we could see how much dedication and support the staff provide to the disabled and we were all very impressed.
"The employees worked together well as a team and had lots of fun.We felt as if we made a big difference to their community."
Heiner Boehmer, General Manager at Helaba Bank