Save the Children recognises IFR and financial community
Save the Children has recognised IFR for its 23 years of support for the charity.
IFR received the award for longstanding commitment to children at Save the Children’s Partnership Awards 2018, one of seven awards for corporate supporters of the charity. Banks and issuers have donated £26.6m to Save the Children through the IFR Awards events, making this an award for both IFR and the financial community.
The award was presented by Save the Children UK CEO Kevin Watkins and STC ambassador Natasha Kaplinsky to IFR editor Matthew Davies, deputy editor Owen Wild and IFR Awards event manager Paul Holliday.
IFR has run a tombstone auction in aid of Save the Children at the IFR Awards in London since 1995 where banks and issuers bid for position on a deal tombstone.
In January 2018, the auction raised £1.01m with a further £45,990 in personal donations across IFR, IFR Asia and PFI dinners.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, patron of Save the Children, attends the London dinner to present the Bank of the Year trophy and update attendees on the charity’s work around the world.
Last year, Owen visited Save the Children projects in Ethiopia along with representatives from Citigroup and HSBC. They visited Gode in the south-east of Ethiopia, which is bearing the brunt of the country’s worst drought in 50 years, and saw education, health and water projects helping people displaced by the drought.
You can read an account of his visit here.