At Close Brothers Asset Management, we are dedicated to helping the charities that matter most to our employees.
Our donations continue to increase year on year thanks to our fundraising efforts and matched giving schemes to our employees’ favourite charities. We continue to seek out new ways to give and to help employees who give their valuable time and money to causes close to them.
We know that charity awareness and support are important to our employees, and we want them to feel supported when they give to charity, so we asked them who our main charity partners should be. This year, we have two charity partners – Cancer Research UK (a long standing partner) and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We have continued to build on our roster of fundraising and giving activities through a combination of group-wide initiatives and locally organised events.
We host a variety of charitable events throughout the year in which employees can participate. There is consistently high turnout for our popular Charity Week, which offers a range of activities to suit each of our employees’ interests and expertise.
Some past events during Charity Week have included:
Charity Week was established to raise awareness of important causes, and we welcome employee input in the week’s organisation and activities.
We also have a calendar of local and group-wide fundraising events throughout the year, from dress down days to Christmas markets, supporting a number of different charities.
We support our employees by matching the time and money that they give to charities close to their hearts.
In addition to centrally organised activities, many of our local offices also support causes that are important to their communities. Some examples of this include:
Our charitable achievements have been commended by the following bodies:
We run a number of education-led initiatives to support clients, their families, colleagues and intermediaries partners. Recent programmes include:
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