The Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Rosemary Doyle and Lady Mayoress Mrs Jenny Yonge, today visited The London Institute of Banking & Finance to thank the organisation for its charitable work.
The London Institute of Banking & Finance, which has offices in both Canterbury and the City of London, is a leading provider of financial education to young people, students and financial services professionals.
As part of its commitment to community outreach work, The London Institute of Banking & Finance works closely with a variety of charities and good causes – both within Canterbury and across the UK. The organisation offers all staff one “volunteer day” per year which has seen staff members participate in activities such as cooking for the homeless at Catching Lives – an independent charity supporting the homeless in Canterbury – and taking part in a sponsored run for SNAAP – an organisation supporting children with special needs throughout East Kent.
In addition, the past 12 months have seen The London Institute of Banking & Finance run fundraising days for a variety of national and local charities, including raising £875.40 for Dementia UK, and £521.64 for Pilgrims Hospice – a Kent-based charity providing end of life care. In total, all of the organisation’s charity projects have raised £6488.50 over the last year.
The organisation also aims to provide young and vulnerable people with vital money management skills through its Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) program. The program aims to equip people with key skills around spending, budgeting and saving, as well as giving information on different financial products and the consequences of falling into debt.
Speaking about the Lord Mayor’s visit, Alison Pask, Managing Director, Financial Capability and Community Outreach at the London Institute of Banking & Finance, said:
“We’re thrilled to have the Lord Mayor visiting us today to learn about our ongoing charity work and are very proud of the efforts our staff make towards raising money and volunteering for fantastic causes in Kent and beyond.”