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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Volunteers from the City

The Volunteers from the City event at St Stephen Walbrook ( will be held on Tuesday 10th November from 6.00pm. The event is part of a wider programme events centred around the service we are holding in which the Lord Mayor of London will give thanks to God for his year in office.

In an age of austerity and growing inequality, the time is ripe to encourage more philanthropy, particularly in the City of London and to communicate widely the extent and breadth of giving in the Square Mile and Canary Wharf. The City has a proud tradition of philanthropy dating back to the Middle Ages, led by Livery Companies and the Mayorality, as is brilliantly illustrated in the exhibition Philanthropy - The City Story, which can be viewed at St Stephen Walbrook from 9th - 20th November. We have organized this programme of events, exhibitions and services aims to share some of that story and also publicise opportunities for philanthropic contributions today. All are welcome at these events.

The Volunteers from the City event will share opportunities for volunteering with Samaritans, Home for Good and as a Church Credit Champion. Contributors include: Jin Chin (Chair, Samaritans London Central), David Barclay (Church Credit Champions Network), Revd Bertrand Oliver (All Hallows bythe Tower) and Mark Choonara (The Passage). The evening will be chaired by Revd Sally Muggeridge (, curate at St Stephen Walbrook, and will explore the benefits of volunteering, preparation, training and support for volunteers, and the part that Corporate Social Responsibility now plays in volunteering.


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