This May, as part of PwC’s One Firm, One Day, Workplace Management and Secretarial Services teams across the UK will hold fundraising events with money raised going to For Jimmy.
One Firm, One Day, sees PwC employees take part in a range of activities across the country. In May each year, all staff are encouraged to spend the day supporting local charitable activities. These activities are supported by the PwC Foundation, a registered charity set up to promote social inclusion and sustainable development in the UK.
With thousands of volunteers taking part across the UK, this year, PwC’s focus for One Firm, One Day is on social mobility and on the 19th May teams will join together and take part in giving back to their local communities. The London PwC Workplace Management and Secretarial Services team be celebrating at a party held at For Jimmy’s Good Hope Place Ladywell café on 19th May.
This year, the team have decided to raise money for the charity, For Jimmy. Based in Lewisham, For Jimmy was set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in May 2008 and now works to share Jimmy’s story and help build safer and peaceful communities.
PwC will be hosting a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ at Good Hope Place Ladywell on 19th May, welcoming over 100 employees to take part in fundraising games and activities throughout the day. As part of the event, there will be live music, performances, arts and crafts and a speech from Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBEs.
“As a parent of two sons myself, I cannot begin to imagine how they have coped with the loss of their young son in such a brutal way and as importantly, how they’ve turned that tragedy into something that is helping other young people in similar dangerous positions.”
Jo Firth, Workplace Office Manager at PwC
Across the UK, PwC Workplace Management and Secretarial Services teams will be holding a wide range of their own fundraising activities including lottery ball draws, raffles, quizzes, auctions and office tea parties. The donations from all these activities will help For Jimmy to continue their Safe Haven programme with young people in their communities. Safe Havens are shops and local businesses that children can turn to in times of need and are identifiable by a sticker on the window. If a child feels threatened or in danger they can enter a Safe Haven and the shopkeeper will agree to lock the door and call a parent, guardian or the police.
“We have been so humbled to be selected as one of the chosen charities for PwC’s One Firm, One Day fundraising and volunteering initiative. When we lost Jimmy, we promised him we would keep his name alive, so to see individuals engaging with his story and sharing it with others across the country is so powerful.”