City Giving Day – Please sponsor Marley and the Master!
(Donations can be made until Friday 9th October.)

Each year the Lord Mayor champions City Giving Day and in 2020 – the Covid year – charitable giving, community spirit, fraternity and philanthropy never felt more important or worthwhile. Because of this, the Lord Mayor specifically asked every Livery Company to support City Giving Day 2020 and the Architect’s Company ‘signed up’ on 13th August. Since then, our Learned and Gallant Clerk has encouraged members to form firstly, an Architect’s Company Golf team and secondly, an Architect’s Company Quiz team, to take part in inter-Livery events and raise charitable sponsorship. Unfortunately, neither opportunity was supported by members, so Marley (the Spaniel) and the Master, took on the challenge themselves!

I will walk 500 miles and I will walk 500 more ………… Da, Da, Da, Da! (Da, Da, Da, Da!)

Marley and the Master set themselves the challenge of wearing red and walking five hundred thousand steps in five weeks between the date the Architects’ Company signed up to City Giving Day on 13th August, and the date of City Giving Day itself on 22nd September. So, although we didn’t walk five hundred miles, we DID walk five hundred thousand steps! We walked every day, always wearing something red, whether in rain or shine. Here are the Fit Bit tallies for five weeks:

Date Fit Bit Tally
Week 1 – 17th – 23rd August 105,130
Week 2 – 24th – 30th August 102,486
Week 3 – 31st – 6th September 99,905
Week 4 – 7th – 13th September 100,116
Week 5 – 14th – 20th September 101,714
Total 509,351

Please sponsor Marley and the Master for City Giving Day. All monies raised will be split equally between The Lord Mayor’s Charity, WCCA’s Charitable Trust and Temple Bar Trust. You can make donations via the following link, up until Friday 9th October, on the Architect’s Company website, where you will be able to donate in five different ways of your choosing (please see next page):

• 10p per Thousand steps = £50.00
• 25p per Thousand steps = £125.00
• 50p per Thousand steps = £250.00
• 75p per Thousand steps – £375.00
• £1 per Thousand steps = £500.00