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City Giving Day is good for your business
We were thrilled to participate in City Giving Day once again in our Canary Wharf office – it is a great opportunity to connect with our wider community, support some incredible causes through a variety of volunteering efforts, and it is important to our people. This year we focused on charities doing some brilliant work around social mobility and mental health, including our EY Foundation.
In the run up to City Giving Day, we held our own charity quiz night, with proceeds shared between Whizz-Kidz and MindOut. Following this we ran our annual pro bono Charity Consulting Day, where around 100 of our Advisory Consultants gave their time to help solve some of the biggest business challenges faced by 5 of our chosen charities. On the day itself we facilitated a mental health session to encourage our people to take a break and discuss mental health issues, and were proud to welcome the Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London, Peter Estlin who helped raise awareness of the bone marrow register managed by blood cancer charity, DKMS. We fundraised through a bake sale and VR games, and 2 workshops for students in the local community rounded off a great day.
Gill Lofts, UK Head of Wealth and Asset Management
City Giving Day is good for your employees
Organising City Giving Day for EY has allowed me to bring a nonwork passion into my working life. It is incredible to see how colleagues come together to make a difference – whether it’s making or buying a cupcake to raise money or facilitating a pro bono workshop to equip young girls with essential technology life skills. It’s a great day of celebration that really instils a sense of community and raises funds and awareness for some great causes.
Pranathi Praveen, UK Financial Services Advisory – Cybersecurity
City Giving Day is good for your charity partners
“It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to engage with staff at EY, for them to hear from the young people we support, and to learn about the positive impact of our partnership.”