Celebrating our charity partnerships

In January the Governor invited representatives from our charities of the year since 2013 into the Bank of England.
Published on 12 February 2020

In January the Governor invited representatives from our charities of the year since 2013 into the Bank of England. This celebrated the £1.1mn that we have raised during the Governor’s tenure through staff fundraising; matched funding from the Bank; and our charity banknote auctions. These charities were all nominated by staff and chosen by a Bank-wide vote.

The roundtable discussion enabled our Governors to hear directly from the charities about the importance and impact of our partnerships. The charities explained how they had used the donated funds. For some of the smaller charities it had enabled them to remain operational and others commented on how they have been able to expand their offering as well as develop research projects. They also discussed how charities can work together and opportunities in the future for further collaboration. 

Commenting on the importance of our charity partnerships, Governor Mark Carney said: “We are all very proud of what has been achieved by the charities we have partnered with since 2013. Owing to the nominations and support of our staff over £1.1mn has been donated to a broad range of causes, which in turn will have supported many people across the UK.”

After the roundtable Joanna Place, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Governor said: “We have worked with a range of charities that have given invaluable advice and guidance to our colleagues, as well as enabling treatments or research to benefit the wider public during challenging times in their life. Our charity partners are an important part of society and we value both our work with them, and the support they offer the wider community.”

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Representatives from our charity of the year partners pictured with Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor Markets and Banking, and Joanna Place, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Governor with L-R: Alastair Floyd, Guide Dogs for the Blind; Emma Thomas, Young Minds; Tom Reddy, Crohn’s and Colitis UK; Diana Jupp, Pancreatic Cancer UK; Rachel Butler, Bank of England; Justin Irwin, Bliss; Ruth Sutherland, Samaritans; Mike Palfreman, Haven House Children’s Hospice; Ian Wilson, Alzheimer’s Research UK; Sandra Horley, Refuge; Paul Farmer, MIND; Anne Lennox, Myotubular Trust; Jane Powell, The British Stammering Association; Graham Lindsay, The Brain Tumour Charity; Paul Fraser, Macmillan Cancer Support; Liz Curtis, The Lily Foundation; Ann Chalmers, Child Bereavement UK; and Jonathan Jenkins, London’s Air Ambulance Charity. Candlelighters is not pictured. 
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