Mayor calls on Londoners to volunteer and support their communities

04 June 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today encouraged Londoners to give their time and skills for the good of others, as he took part in Volunteers’ Week 2018.

Sadiq appealed to London businesses to help their employees to volunteer as he joined staff at City Hall using one of their annual days of volunteering leave to help create 500 boxes for this year’s Poppy Appeal, in support of the Royal British Legion.

The boxes, which are being labelled and filled with poppies, reflectors, badges and wrist bands, are to be sold in November as part of the Royal British Legion’s fundraising campaign.

The day of action by City Hall staff was timed to coincide with Volunteers’ Week, as people across the country recognise the invaluable and diverse contribution volunteers make to the UK.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Every single day Londoners across our city volunteer their time to improve the lives of our friends and neighbours. By giving their time, volunteers help make a real difference to their local communities and help break down barriers by uniting people from different backgrounds and parts of our city. That’s why I’m appealing for even more Londoners to give their time and skills to help others and for employers around the capital to support their staff in making London a better place.”

The City Hall event was organised by Team London, the Mayor’s volunteering initiative, which offers thousands of opportunities to sign up to help others. The team has supported Volunteers’ Week since 2012.

For more information about the volunteering opportunities available through Team London visit www.volunteerteam.london.gov.uk