The Access Bank UK Limited is proud to have supported the Lord Mayor’s Appeal through the City Giving Day 2020 initiative which forms part of The Access Bank UK’s corporate social responsibility activities, an area of key importance for the Bank.
Every year The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and its supporters celebrate the value of the City to society and show how businesses can make a difference. It champions activities – whether corporate social responsibility, philanthropy or volunteering initiatives – that companies undertake as part of their commitment to supporting charity, society, the community and the environment in which they work.
In accordance with tradition, proceedings began when Lord Mayor William Russell opened the London Stock Exchange – but virtually this year.
He said: “City Giving Day shows the philanthropic side of the City. We know that so much good work goes on in the Square Mile, and it’s been a delight to take part in the fundraising by City businesses today. Being able to see so much great work in action – online and offline – makes me so immensely proud of the city that I live and work in.”
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal aims to have a transformational impact on people’s lives by bringing together businesses, neighbouring communities, employees and charities to find solutions to some of London’s most pressing societal issues.
This year’s Appeal raised money for charities such as Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and the Samaritans. The collaboration with Place2Be delivers a transformational programme equipping school leaders with the skills to support their pupils’ emotional and mental health. The partnership with OnSide Youth Zones is helping to build state of art Youth Zones in areas of high deprivation and the association with Samaritans is aiming to develop a revolutionary online wellbeing programme for employees in London and beyond.