Ecclesiastical Insurance and the group's ethical investment management business, EdenTree, proudly supported London's City Giving Day for the second year running, this autumn. The annual event, which is championed by the Lord Mayor of London, aims to encourage companies to support charities and community organisations. Last year, the campaign was supported by more than 200 companies and raised £350,000.
The group's London office team took part by undertaking a variety of activities including decorating the office, dressing down, wearing red and serving food and drinks to employees in exchange for donations.
The money raised will be donated to Ecclesiastical's London regional charity partner, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The event coincides with Ecclesiastical's 'MyGiving Week' -- an internal initiative that encourages employees to take advantage of the company's employee-giving programme.
As part of the programme, all Ecclesiastical employees are given the option to take a full day for paid volunteering, given a personal grant of £125 to donate to a charity of their choice (which can be doubled if they volunteer for the same charity), plus 100% matched funding for any fundraising and payroll giving undertaken.
Ecclesiastical will donate several hundred thousand pounds to good causes through its employee giving programme. Alongside this, Ecclesiastical has also pledged to donate £100m to good causes by 2020 -- building on the £50m it has donated since 2014.
The Lady Mayoress of London, Lady Mountevans, and Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, visited the office on the day to help support the initiative.
For information on how to get involved with next year's event visit: www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/city-giving-day