- Photography exhibition for mental health awareness at Starling Bank's offices
We'd be delighted if you could join Starling Bank (https://www.starlingbank.com), Comms for Good (http://www.commsforgood.org), and special guest speakers for... An exclusive pop-up exhibition of photos by royal photographer, Matt Holyoak (https://www.mattholyoak.com), featuring faces of the powerful We Swear campaign from charity, MQ Mental Health (https://www.mqmentalhealth.org). Hosted at a private reception at Starling Bank's offices in the City, you will have the opportunity to view the incredible photos of the celebrities and MQ supporters who have shared their stories to help us understand why we urgently need more mental health research. With a glass of wine in hand, you will also hear from our special guest speakers from the business world their views on why and how we can take on mental health issues together. This will be a wonderful evening of networking with friends from banking, fintech and the wider business community, while learning more and raising awareness of a hugely important issue that touches us all. Please register to attend. We look forward to seeing you!
- Cake4Good - the Fintech Bake Off and Cake Sale
Cake4Good - FinTech Charity Bake off! Where you can Bake it! Fake it! Or Buy it! In support of homeless charity, The House of St Barnabas (https://hosb.org.uk). When: January 25th, 2018, between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm Where: Level39, One Canada Square Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cake4good-fintech-charity-bake-off-tickets-41919899548 Are you a mover and shaker in the world of FinTech? Do you like eating cakes, biscuits and sweet treats? Or do you fancy yourself FinTech’s answer to Nadiya Hussain? If you answer yes to any of the above, then we have the event for you! CommsforGood, Level39 and the FemTech Global Network present a new year FinTech bake off and bake sale - Cake4Good. This charity baking competition and sale will be in aid of The House of St. Barnabas, a charity that helps London's homeless back into work, and a members' club right in the heart of Soho. Ways to get involved: Bake it! - Bring your own showstopper or signature sweet dish for sale and for entry into the Cake4Good Bake off Competition – Judged by a soon-to-be-announced celebrity*. Each baked entry will be priced at identified by your company logo or personal brand. Fake it! - While FinTech is our jam, we know that not everyone is a dab hand with the wooden spoon. Cake4Good also welcome your boxed delights – whether they’re from a neighbourhood bakery or corner Tesco Express. Donations the sale are more than welcomes. (We shall enjoy all Bake it! And Fake it! entries equally – however, only home baked goods will be eligible for the Cake4Good Bake Off! Sorry :-D) Buy it! – No time to lay out the baking parchment or head down to M&S for a Victoria sponge? No worries, just bring your wallets with you on the day and purchase our treats donated or baked by the great and the good of the FinTech Community. After all it is all in a good cause! For bake sale donations and entry into the Cake4Good FinTech Bake Off, please contact for details: Kate Bolton, Comms for good ([masked]) Liz Lumley ([masked]) Asif Faruque, Level39 ([masked]) Ghela Boskovich, FemTech Global ([masked]) Based in Soho, The House of St Barnabas is a not-for-profit members’ club and charity pledging to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion through their Employment Academy. A 12-week sponsored training programme includes accredited qualifications from City & Guilds, work experience in the club, personal development, CV workshops, and real job opportunities. After completing the programme, graduates are offered an additional 12 months of mentoring and support, with a focus on work and wage progression. This ongoing assistance is vital in the lasting success of the Employment Academy’s graduates, enabling them to gain and sustain their independence. We invite organisations and individuals to work together to raise the £5,000 required to support a homeless person through The House of St Barnabas’s 12-week training programme. Please donate via the Comms for Good fundraising page and share on Twitter with other @CommsGood members and followers: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CFG1 • What to bring - cake and/or money to buy cake! • Important to know Register to take part: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cake4good-fintech-charity-bake-off-tickets-41919899548
- Join banks & fintechs in the London #Walk50 charity challenge
Let's act! The Dimbleby Cancer Care #Walk50 challenge in London is our first chance to show how the banking industry can unite in support of a good cause. Let's unite to demonstrate the true meaning of the words: connection, collaboration, community. Let's show how collectively we can amplify the efforts of our CSR activity? Let's make some memories, build lasting connections with our peers, tell new inspiring stories and be a positive force for change! Go on! Sign yourself up, or better still get your bank or fintech to enroll a team and share the fact via hashtag #CommForGood More details and sign up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walk50-2017-registration-30516915917 "Imagine the impact if we join forces as an industry in support of the causes close to our hearts" #CommsForGood
- Comms For Good launch, with Dimbleby Cancer Care
A special evening of networking to celebrate the launch of Comms for Good, hosted by Dimbleby Cancer Care (the charity that inspired this initiative). There will be some exciting speakers including: Chris Gledhill (https://twitter.com/cgledhill), #FinTech (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FinTech?src=hash) Speaker, Writer and Commentator, Founder & CEO of Secco Harriet Allner (https://twitter.com/TheScribbleBug), Writer, Head of PR and Communications at Starling Bank (https://www.starlingbank.com/) Kyle Taylor (https://twitter.com/kyletaylor), Director at Smart Brexit (https://twitter.com/SmartBrexit), Trustee at Dimbleby Cancer Care (http://www.dimblebycancercare.org/) A great opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded communicators from the world of banking and fintech, while supporting an incredible local cancer charity. With plenty of champagne and nibbles to help things along.