Cleary Gottlieb Celebrates City Giving Day by Supporting the National Literacy Trust’s Ukraine Appeal

September 27, 2022

Cleary Gottlieb celebrated the Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day by running a sponsored Static Cycle Challenge to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust’s work with newly-arrived Ukrainian children and their families in the United Kingdom.

Throughout the day, over 30 members of London’s legal and professional staff cycled to cover the distance from London to Kyiv in support of the National Literacy Trust’s response to the humanitarian crisis, which has included providing “Welcome Packs” to children arriving from Ukraine and running community storytelling sessions.

Our volunteers were delighted to be joined by Alderman and Sheriff Alison Gowman and Alderman and Sheriff Nicholas Lyons on behalf of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, who visited the firm’s London office to see the day’s activities in action.

Byron Spring, Cleary’s Pro Bono Managing Attorney in EMEA, commented:

“City Giving Day is an important celebration of corporate volunteering and philanthropy across the City of London and offers us a unique opportunity to support our partner charities. We have worked with the National Literacy Trust for over six years and are extremely proud to join them in their essential efforts to help displaced children and their families in the United Kingdom.”

City Giving Day, which celebrates the corporate social responsibility and community service contributions made by businesses in the City of London, saw over 500 organizations showcasing their CSR efforts and raising awareness of the programs and services in which they participate for the wider community. Cleary Gottlieb has participated in City Giving Day each year since 2015 and sits on the Steering Group for this annual event.