As part of The Literacy Project, HarperCollins is to donate 10,000 books by authors including Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams to the Mayor’s Fund for London via its Kitchen Social programme to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The books will be received by 25-30 Kitchen Social hubs, currently serving over 1,700 young
Mayor of London joins Mayflower Primary at GFI Charity Day
On Monday 11 September, we went over to GFI’s offices in Liverpool Street as part of their annual charity day. Joining us were Count on Us Maths Challenge winners Mayflower Primary School from Poplar, and our Patron, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
Every year on Charity Day, Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners and GFI, honour colleagues who perished on 9/11 by distributing 100% of global revenues to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Grants are then individually distributed to hundreds of charities worldwide.
The Mayor and Mayflower pupils were invited to mingle with staff on the trading floor and take part in real stock trades over the phone – some of which were very successful indeed!
Mayflower Primary also spent quality time with GFI brokers and the senior management team and they received valuable insights into career prospects and opportunities within the industry.
To cap it all off, they then sat down with the Mayor to demonstrate their amazing (and super-quick!) maths skills in a fun game of 24® puzzles.
Thank you to GFI for their support and hosting us for the day.
New Government HAF support package announced
The Government’s recent announcement outlining a significant funding package to help alleviate child food poverty in the UK is a very welcome step in the right direction. As one of the recipients of the Holiday Food and Activities grant this summer, we know just how much of a huge lifeline the extension of the scheme
London and New York youth connect in exciting virtual event
A commitment to supporting the ideas and creativity of young people is the driving force behind My City and Me – a project that gives young people a creative platform to share their experiences of the pandemic. On Wednesday, the project concluded with an exciting virtual event for our young people and like-minded young New