We’re very pleased to announce that School-Home Support (SHS) has been selected as London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) UK Charity Partner by its staff. LSEG will donate at least £100,000 per year throughout the three year partnership: a tremendous achievement for a charity working with a limited budget!
School-Home Support will be galvanising and engaging employees across the company in their fundraising and volunteering efforts throughout 2018, in a bid to raise vital funds to help support more disadvantaged children and young people. Families benefitting from our support will also be able to visit LSEG’s offices, raising children’s and parents’ career aspirations and encouraging children to work hard at school.
LSEG has launched the partnership by inviting School-Home Support to open London trading today. As an example of how much impact LSEG’s generosity will have, £5,000 is enough to pay for bunk beds for 10 families living in poverty, whose children don’t have a bed and are too tired to learn. £16,000 can provide a school with a SHS frontline worker for 2 days per week, providing vital support to children and families for a year.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of LSEG, said: “We are delighted to have School-Home Support as our new UK Charity Partner. By both fundraising and harnessing the talents of our employees through volunteering, we hope to contribute to the charity’s wonderful work with vulnerable children and young people.”
Jaine Stannard, CEO of School-Home Support, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as LSEG’s UK Partner Charity. The partnership will have a huge impact for School-Home Support, enabling us to support more disadvantaged families where challenges at home are causing a child to struggle at school. We have already received a great response from employees willing to fundraise for us and we can’t wait for the partnership to start!”