Invesco staff volunteered over 1,300 hours of their time to charitable causes across the South of England in 2018. To celebrate Volunteers’ Week this year, Invesco hopes to increase their staff volunteering throughout 2019 to help local charities in the community by aiming to complete 1500 volunteering hours.
In 2018, employees in London and Henley, across all departments, including Real Estate, Investment, Oversight, Sales and Finance offered their time to help run charity shops, support centres for adults and children with learning or physical disabilities, and pack and delivering everything from sweet cones, to Santa Suits to food parcels! Staff dedicated an incredible 167 days to charitable causes in the community; which equates to over half the working year!
At the start of 2019, Investment 2020 trainee graduates volunteered at Helen & Douglas House. Looking ahead, Invesco’s Investment team are volunteering at Thames Valley Adventure Playground in June and the Real Estate team will take on their 4th annual day of volunteering in the Autumn.
Claire Myers, Charity & Community Support Manager at Invesco said, “At Invesco, we want to say a huge thank you to all colleagues who continue to take time out of their busy lives to volunteer for worthy causes across London and Henley.
“Volunteering is a fulfilling way to give back to your local community, and it helps to make others feel great in return. I know that the charities we have worked with so far appreciate the time and kindness from all Invesco employees who get involved!”
Invesco Cares is part of Invesco’s corporate social responsibility programme and supports charities that are meaningful to its staff. On top of volunteering, each year, Invesco staff are encouraged to actively nominate a charity of the year. Throughout 2019, Invesco is raising money for CLIC Sargent, who fight tirelessly for children and young people with cancer and provide services so they can focus on what’s important.