Bank Leumi (UK) PLC is fully committed to being a proactive and dedicated member of all the communities it operates in. In turn, the Bank considers its charitability an aspect of social responsibility.
We support charities through donations, as well as through hosting and organising fundraising events.
As well as making donations, we are committed to becoming more involved in the day-to-day activities of the causes we support. As a result, throughout 2019, we will encourage and support members of staff to spend time out of the office volunteering.
As the UK subsidiary of a major Israeli bank, we support a number of charities that help the wider communities in which we operate, as well as Britain’s Jewish and Israeli community.
What’s more, staff at the Bank raise money for various charities with events such as bake sales, and fundraising days such as Jeans for Genes day and Christmas Jumper day.
We also believe that sustainability is an important part of our community, so as well as supporting the Leumi Group’s global sustainability endeavours, we look for ways to minimise our impact by committing to using local and ethical suppliers. For example, the Bank uses Fruitful Office as its supplier of fresh fruit. The company plants one fruit tree for every fruit basket it delivers.
Over the course of 2018, our staff raised money for a variety of worthy causes. To kick things off, we celebrated International Wear a Hat Day in March by hosting a creative hat contest to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. Following this, in recognition of Earth Day, we presented our staff with reusable glass water bottles and recyclable tote bags to encourage mindful consumption and sustainability. We fundraised for Jeans for Genes day in September, collecting money for children affected by life-altering genetic disorders, and later that month participated in the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”, hosting a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. In traditional Leumi fashion, we ended the year by hosting a Christmas Jumper day in order to raise money for Save the Children.
In 2018 we supported the following causes:
London Play: A charity with promotes, defends and delivers play opportunities for London’s children.
Save the Children: Operating in 120 countries worldwide, Save the Children helps save children’s lives, fighting for their right to safety, protection and education.
The Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland: The UK’s leading Israel advocacy organisation.
UJIA: A UK charity working to strengthen young people’s knowledge, faith and Jewish identity through meaningful contact with Israel.
WIZO UK: The founding member of WIZO, an international movement supporting women and children in Israel with 250,000 members in 50 countries.
The British Friends of the Hebrew University: A charity dedicated to supporting and promoting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Manna: The UK branch of Meir Panim, one of Israel’s largest relief organisations.
Jewish Care: A health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East of England.
UK Israel Business: Providers of access and information necessary to take advantage of the emerging business opportunities in the UK and Israel.
Seret: The London Israeli film and television festival.
Brain Tumour Research: Funders of long-term, sustainable research aimed at finding a cure for brain tumours.
Macmillan Cancer Support: An organisation providing emotional, physical and financial support to cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis.
British Heart Foundation: A charity funding research to find a cure for heart and circulatory diseases.
Ezra Mekol Ha’lev: A food collection charity aiding poor families in Israel.
AWIS: The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers support social, educational and cultural programs.
Technion UK: The leading British organization promoting education, science and technology through the support of the Technion.
JNF UK: A Jewish charity supporting good causes within the state of Israel in order to relieve poverty and improve the local community.
Jewish Music Centre: Finding, nurturing and promoting outstanding young musicians from throughout Israel, providing them with uniquely tailored programmes that hone their skills.
The Wiener Library: One of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.
Jewish Women’s Aid: The only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Prostate cancer UK: A charity funding ground-breaking research into prostate cancer, driving improvements in treatment and fighting injustice in care.