City A.M.’s annual celebration of giving

Christian May
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Together with our readers we are fundraising £1m for Maggie’s care centres

Welcome to our second annual charity magazine, City A.M. Giving. At the heart of this magazine you will find the fourth edition of our Charity Index, which ranks the world’s private sector charitable institutions in terms of how much they have distributed during the year. Each year, the index, compiled by prof dr Theo Schuyt, an academic and expert in the field, gains prominence and credibility.

We are keen to raise the profile of the myriad charities raising money for vital causes and the buoyant state of today’s philanthropy industry, with a special focus on the City of London. Inside you will find contributions from the Lord Mayor, from charity experts Cheryl Chapman (director of City Philanthropy) and Dan Corry (chief exec of New Philanthropy Capital), as well as an overview of the charitable activities from the City of London in 2015.

Londoners are generous folk: in the UK, nearly 300 charitable donations of £1m or more were made in 2014, and two-thirds came from the capital. London as a whole gives more than £5.5bn each year.

Together with our readers, we also take part in giving to charity. This year we launched a £1m fundraising campaign to help cancer charity Maggie’s bring vital cancer support services to the City of London. The money raised through our campaign will help the charity’s professionally qualified staff deliver Maggie’s unique programme of support to people affected by cancer from the City and east London at a new Maggie’s Centre, Maggie’s Barts, that’s being built in the grounds of Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in Smithfield.

In this magazine you will read more about Maggie’s, as well as invaluable charities like Opportunity International and Child Rescue Alert, of which we are also proud supporters.

I hope you enjoy reading this, and I wish you and your families all the very best for the year to come.

See the full magazine here