Lord Mayor’s Giving Something Back Scheme

By on 08/09/2011 in News

Lord Mayor's Giving Something Back Scheme logoThe Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Anita Ward, is appealing to local businesses to sign up to the 'Lord Mayor's Giving Something Back Scheme'.

The scheme is designed for local businesses who would like to support Birmingham and help raise vital funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

The Lord Mayor is asking businesses to have a small collection box at tills for customers to donate any loose change, if they wish.

Throughout the Lord Mayor's term in office she supports four local charities: the Tiny Babies, Big Appeal at the Women's Hospital; the Royal British Legion – Birmingham; St Margaret’s Trust; and the Irish Guards Appeal. She will also be making a 'one off' donation to the Home for the Brave Appeal based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Those who sign up to the scheme will be provided with a collection box, which can be picked up at a launch event in the Council House. It will also be an opportunity for the Lord Mayor to meet local businesses people. 

Towards the end of the Lord Mayor's term, which will be around April 2012, those involved will be invited into the Council House again to present the donations and celebrate the contribution the city is making. 

The Lord Mayor said: “I would be absolutely delighted for local businesses to join the scheme.”

Extra boxes will also be available throughout the year should they be needed.

To sign up or for more information please contact Sammy Williams, who is coordinating this project.  You can contact her by email at lordmayorscharity@birmingham.gov.uk or by telephone on 0121 675 1577.

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