On Monday 14th September, Deutsche Bank won the Team London Award for Corporate Volunteering for its flagship sporteducate programme. The award was presented at City Hall by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Wayne Hemingway MBE, Ambassador for Team London and pioneer of social, affordable and sustainable design.
The Team London Awards are in recognition of the valuable contribution made by volunteers in London and the impact they have in their local communities. Online fashion business, ASOS, won the Corporate Volunteering Highly Commended Award, with other awards recognising individuals and groups of volunteers, including Long Service Awards, Mentoring and Coaching Awards and Volunteer Centre Award.
Sporteducate, part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme and created in partnership with sports for development charity Sported, is a pioneering education programme designed to help disadvantaged young people. The programme supports 33 community sports clubs in London by enabling them to run educational and employability activates alongside sports activities.
Deutsche Bank volunteers are an integral part of the sporteducate programme by lending their expertise in a number of ways; becoming trustees and giving professional advice and support on finance, marketing, communications, business planning, IT skills and HR advice to the clubs’ employees and volunteering with young people by supporting education and employability workshops and through one-to-one mentoring.