Employees at Citi voted for Guide Dogs after staff visited their offices in Canary Wharf to demonstrate the hard work and dedication that goes into training a guide dog and helping people with sight loss.
Citi employee Patrick Moran was one of a number of people to nominate Guide Dogs as their charity partner, and for a very specific reason.
Patrick, who has been at Citi for 20 years, is also a guide dog owner and has a form of sight loss known as retinitis pigmentosa. Patrick said: “I’m incredibly pleased that Citi have chosen Guide Dogs to be their London Charity Partner, especially as I’m a beneficiary of the fabulous work that Guide Dogs deliver. Citi have been an exemplary employer to me and the willingness to support both me and my guide dog, Yoda means the world to me. The partnership between Citi and Guide Dogs will show what we can do together.”
The partnership between the two organisations will aim to raise £350,000 to help people with sight loss get around with greater confidence and independence.
With Citi's support, we will create more life-changing partnerships, by matching people with sight loss with a guide dog or volunteer sighted guide.
Tom Wright, Guide Dogs CEO
Guide Dogs CEO, Tom Wright said: “We are delighted that Citi chose Guide Dogs as their London Charity Partner. With Citi’s support, we will create more life-changing partnerships, by matching people with sight loss with a guide dog or volunteer sighted guide.”
James Bardrick, UK CEO from Citi, said: “I’m proud that Citi will be working with Guide Dogs in London to not only raise vital funds but to also promote awareness around sight loss and further our diversity and inclusion efforts. At Citi, we believe in creating quality and equality of life for everyone.”