On Friday 28th June, Suited for Success hosted several city businesses taking part in the West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor's Giving Day. A team of staff from city law firm Gowling WLG volunteered for the day supporting clients with interview coaching also dressing and styling clients for up and coming job interviews.
Clients included unemployed men and women who recently completed and 50's+ employment programme also clients returning to work after a break in employment due suffering from mental health challenges and homelessness.
A team of staff from TSB also joined us on the day after doing a suit donation drive across regional branches. The team popped in to Suited for Success with the collections and spent some time sorting and organising the donations.
About the Lord Mayor Giving Day
The Mayor's Giving Day on Friday 28th June 2019 was the first ever to be held in the West Midlands. The aim of the day was to encourage businesses to think about supporting and giving more to local charities and saw businesses supporting their chosen charity for the day.
At a launch event earlier this year attended by over 100 business and 20 charities, the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street said Giving Day is also about celebrating the great work already happening across the West Midlands:
"There's alot of giving already taking place across the West Midlands with businesses and organisations doing huge amounts of excellent work. Giving Day is about celebrating this and engaging with local charities and encouraging companies to think about how they can give back more."