London City Swim Supports The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Strategy to Create A Better City for All

In November 2017 The Lord Mayor’s Appeal launched its multi-year strategy A Better City for All. Based on four key pillars, the strategy aims to create a City that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, with the aim of helping 1 million people thrive.

London City Swim is delighted to partner with City Giving Day to support this initiative.

You can find out more about City Giving Day and The Lord Mayor’s Appeal below, or register your interest in swimming right now and we will send you more information on how you can swim as part of City Giving Day.

 

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is partnering with three inspirational organisations to deliver ground-breaking programmes:

  • Making a lifetime of difference to children – The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s partnership with charity Place2Be is enabling them to start delivery of a transformational mental health programme for pupils in 180 schools in London.
  • Supporting OnSide Youth Zones’ motto of “Somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to”, their partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal will enable them to build 5 state-of-the-art Youth Zones in areas of high deprivation in London, the first 3 opening this year.
  • The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s partnership with Samaritans has enabled them to develop and begin rolling out Wellbeing in the Workplace, a revolutionary, online wellbeing programme that provides employees with the skills and confidence to support the emotional health of themselves and others.

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal thought leadership initiatives support the four pillars by:

  • Creating a City that is inclusive and open to everyone – The Power of Inclusion series of events breaks down barriers to inclusion by empowering organisations to collaborate on creating inclusive workplace cultures, providing the tools and learning to tackle the challenges of diverse representation. In 2018 105 organisations came together to collaborate and change by attending one of the Power of Inclusion events.
  • Ending the stigma of mental health – This is Me, a pioneering mental health campaign, aims to reduce the stigma of mental health, dispel the myths around mental health in the workplace and raise awareness of wellbeing. Alongside This is Me, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal runs the Green Ribbon campaign, a visual way for thousands of people to demonstrate their commitment to #endthestigma of mental health.
  • Developing the skills needed for our future – created in 2018 She Can Be… is one unique day when young women and the City collaborate to provide a platform to change perceptions and identify what needs to change. This initiative aims to open up untapped talent blocked by barriers relating to gender.
  • In a fair society everyone is equal – City Giving Day is a simple but impactful initiative that enables City companies and employees to celebrate and showcase their philanthropic and volunteering achievements.

In addition to its thought leadership initiatives, every year The Lord Mayor’s Appeal hosts an exciting range of fundraising events from gala dinners to abseils to golf days.

For more information about all The Lord Mayor’s Appeal initiatives and events for 2019, its charity partnerships or information on how to become a Lord Mayor’s Appeal Corporate Partner:
please visit www.thelordmayorsappeal.org
or email info@thelordmayorsappeal.org

CITY GIVING DAY

One unique day to showcase the good that the City is doing

Launched by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal in 2015, City Giving Day is an annual event that unites the City through its charitable and volunteering partnerships. In 2018, 313 organisations from around the Square mile and beyond took the opportunity to promote and celebrate the good work that they do throughout the year, whilst raising more than £450,000 and recruiting up to 5,000 new volunteers.

Why your organisation should get involved in City Giving Day

Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, City Giving Day will provide you with an opportunity to engage with your employees, recruit volunteers, raise funds for your nominated charities, showcase your charity partners/charitable giving and most importantly, to have some fun!

How to get involved

Launched on Thursday 7th February, there are a number of ways organisations and individuals can get involved in City Giving Day 2019:

  • Make a donation to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal
    The funds raised will be used to support projects with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal charity partners (Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Samaritans)

Do something

  • Promote and celebrate your charity/community work
  • Hold a fundraiser
  • Volunteer
  • Go Red – the #GoRed campaign provides a focus for the day, illustrating that the City is united behind a common cause

Get involved in one of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal organised City Giving Day events

  • Tour de City Static Bike Challenge
  • City Walk
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Quiz Night

 

For more information visit thelordmayorsappeal.org/events

A Better City for All

In November 2017 The Lord Mayor’s Appeal launched its multi-year strategy A Better City for All.

Based on four key pillars, the strategy aims to create a City that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, with the aim of helping 1 million people thrive.

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is partnering with three inspirational organisations to deliver ground-breaking programmes:

  • Making a lifetime of difference to children – The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s partnership with charity Place2Be is enabling them to start delivery of a transformational mental health programme for pupils in 180 schools in London.
  • Supporting OnSide Youth Zones’ motto of “Somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to”, their partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal will enable them to build 5 state-of-the-art Youth Zones in areas of high deprivation in London, the first 3 opening this year.
  • The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s partnership with Samaritans has enabled them to develop and begin rolling out Wellbeing in the Workplace, a revolutionary, online wellbeing programme that provides employees with the skills and confidence to support the emotional health of themselves and others.

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal thought leadership initiatives support the four pillars by:

  • Creating a City that is inclusive and open to everyone – The Power of Inclusion series of events breaks down barriers to inclusion by empowering organisations to collaborate on creating inclusive workplace cultures, providing the tools and learning to tackle the challenges of diverse representation. In 2018 105 organisations came together to collaborate and change by attending one of the Power of Inclusion events.
  • Ending the stigma of mental health – This is Me, a pioneering mental health campaign, aims to reduce the stigma of mental health, dispel the myths around mental health in the workplace and raise awareness of wellbeing. Alongside This is Me, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal runs the Green Ribbon campaign a visual way for thousands of people to demonstrate their commitment to #endthestigma of mental health.
  • Developing the skills needed for our future – created in 2018 She Can Be… is one unique day when young women and the City collaborate to provide a platform to change perceptions and identify what needs to change. This initiative aims to open up untapped talent blocked by barriers relating to gender.
  • In a fair society everyone is equal – City Giving Day is a simple but impactful initiative that enables City companies and employees to celebrate and showcase their philanthropic and volunteering achievements.

In addition to its thought leadership initiatives, every year The Lord Mayor’s Appeal hosts an exciting range of fundraising events from gala dinners to abseils to golf days.

 

For more information about all The Lord Mayor’s Appeal initiatives and events for 2019, its charity partnerships or information on how to become a Lord Mayor’s Appeal Corporate Partner, please visit www.thelordmayorsappeal.org or email info@thelordmayorsappeal.org

CITY GIVING DAY
One unique day to showcase the good that the City is doing

Launched by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal in 2015, City Giving Day is an annual event that unites the City through its charitable and volunteering partnerships. In 2018, 313 organisations from around the Square mile and beyond took the opportunity to promote and celebrate the good work that they do throughout the year, whilst raising more than £450,000 and recruiting up to 5,000 new volunteers.

Why your organisation should get involved in City Giving Day

Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, City Giving Day will provide you with an opportunity to engage with your employees, recruit volunteers, raise funds for your nominated charities, showcase your charity partners/charitable giving and most importantly, to have some fun!

How to get involved

Launched on Thursday 7th February, there are a number of ways organisations and individuals can get involved in City Giving Day 2019:

  • Make a donation to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal
    The funds raised will be used to support projects with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal charity partners (Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Samaritans)

Do something

  • Promote and celebrate your charity/community work
  • Hold a fundraiser
  • Volunteer
  • Go Red – the #GoRed campaign provides a focus for the day, illustrating that the City is united behind a common cause

Get involved in one of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal organised City Giving Day events

  • Tour de City Static Bike Challenge
  • City Walk
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Quiz Night

For more information visit thelordmayorsappeal.org/events