Over the course of the year, our staff raised money for a variety of worthy causes. In March, the Bank collected designer and vintage clothes for The Connection. In April, the Bank collected new toys to donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH). In July, we fielded a 10-person team in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, raising money for Corporate Challenge to Cancer Research UK. In October, a team took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, raising money for The Royal Marines and the Princes Teaching Institute. In November, the Bank took part in Genes for Genes Day, and in December, staff organised a Christmas jumper day fundraiser for Save the Children.
Throughout the year, members of staff also took part in education and training run by non-governmental organisation ORT’s mentoring scheme, JUMP. The charity introduces Year 12 students at schools in the London Borough of Camden to mentors who are established in their careers.