Liberum Foundation: 5 years of making a difference

News article from May 16, 2016

Liberum staff and SHS Chief Executive Jan Tallis hold up a certificateThe annual Liberum Foundation auction is always a fantastic event, where staff come together to bid on an array of prizes in support of their chosen charities. The auction reflects the ways that things are done at Liberum: dynamic and engaging, with everyone getting stuck in.

Some things remain the same each year. Lots of laughter and excitement as items on offer are introduced, and a bidding war over who will win the coveted parking spaces and desk bins.

As ever, the auction was a huge success, raising over £19,000 to help a range of charities. We are always delighted to be involved and share stories of the children and families who have been helped.

Liberum staff auction off a paintingHowever, this year was extra special for the Liberum Foundation, School-Home Support and St Giles’ Trust, as it marked five years of working in partnership. The auction provided the perfect opportunity to look back at the past five years and acknowledge the ways in which Liberum employees have helped make a difference.

We heard first-hand from two practitioners how the Liberum Foundation enables them to support at-risk children and young people. It was incredibly moving, and reminded everyone why events like the auction are so important. It also gave us the opportunity to thank employees at Liberum for giving their time, mentoring, reading and raising aspirations.

Jan Tallis speaking at the auction

Jan speaking at the auction

Jan Tallis, Chief Executive at SHS, said, “It’s been wonderful to work with the Liberum Foundation over the last half a decade and I’m excited to see what the future holds for our partnership. As long-time supporters of SHS, Liberum have helped many vulnerable children and young people, and we thank them for the huge difference they’ve made.”

Well done to everyone at Liberum for such a fantastic achievement – here’s to many more years of working together!

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