Oliver Wyman auction raises a sticky £32,000 for Age UK
Oliver Wyman is an international firm that believes in corporate social responsibility on a local scale.
Their London Oliver Wyman Charity Auction, held last November, raised an astonishing £32,000 – smashing their £20,000 target.
Among the more unusual items auctioned off were a selection of ties donated by one of the partners at the firm, and a jar of marmite - potentially a lifetime’s supply of marmite for those who hate it.
Behind the stickiness and fun of the auction was a serious side. The proceeds of Oliver Wyman’s auction were donated to Age UK, the chosen charity partner for Marsh & McLennan Companies, of which Oliver Wyman is an operating company.
Funds raised from the partnership will support Age UK’s work in tackling loneliness and isolation, helping to keep older people healthy, safe and connected. Money raised will go towards projects that reach older people through Age UK’s national and local services.
Speaking on behalf of Oliver Wyman, Jennifer Magallona said: “I realised other donation websites take ‘a cut’ of the earnings, we now use MyDonate for all our fundraising when we didn’t previously.”
See the auction results on Oliver Wyman Charity Auction 2013 fundraising page
Find out more about Age UK and their campaigns