Monday 5 September 2016 1:15 am

City Giving Day: 200 firms set to celebrate CSR schemes with Lord Mayor

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In the run up to City Giving Day on 27 September, the Lord Mayor, Alderman Jeffrey the Lord Mountevans, hosted a breakfast at the Mansion House for more than 80 businesses who have signed up to this year’s campaign.

With over 200 companies taking part on the day itself, the guests last Friday were rallied to make their day something to remember with guest speakers, Jenny Barrow of the FCA, Phil Northey of NatWest and City A.M.’s very own top cat Lawson Muncaster.

Ahead of the “go red” theme this year many guests got in the spirit by wearing red. City Giving Day is an annual event when the City can collectively showcase and celebrate the charitable work of businesses and its employees and highlight their impact.

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The Lord mayor said: “People should be proud to work here, and proud to have such a healthy, prosperous City in their midst. They should know about the work that goes on, inside and outside the Square Mile. City Giving Day is one way to effect that change.

“We’ll shine a light on some of the best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) schemes, and hear from businesses, employees and community groups about how community engagement is enriching lives and livelihoods.”

This is an ideal opportunity to promote and celebrate your charity and community work, recruit more volunteers into CSR programmes, have fun raising money, and underline the importance of contributing to communities,

As the famous slogan goes, just do it!