LCH.Clearnet supports charities which are proximal to its business operations. Benficiaries are causes where the application of money and people's time can make a real difference.
Robert Levy Foundation
The Robert Levy Foundation is a London-based charity, dedicated to inspiring young people to become better and more responsible citizens by offering development opportunities that provide an alternative to gang culture. In collaboration with the Robert Levy Foundation employees act as mentors to sixth form student from the Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney.
Magic Breakfast is a UK-based charity that is dedicated to ensuring every child starts their school day with a healthy breakfast. It delivers free, healthy breakfast foods to over 7,500 of the UK's poorest primary school pupils. LCH.Clearnet has been a long term supporter of Magic Breakfast, funding breakfast for the pupils of 3 schools within close proximity to the London office. In addition to the Corporate donation, employees visit the schools, hand out food and meet the children.
Inspire! runs a Reading & Number Volunteers programme in which employees visit a near-by school in Hackney on a weekly basis to improve the pupils' reading and numeracy skills.
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre de Paris is a Paris-based professional orchestra that focuses on giving young people exposure to classical music. In 2010 they started a programme of hospital visits to perform to children in long-term care. LCH.Clearnet supports this initiative by funding two musicians to visit the Trousseau hospital in Paris.
L'Etoile de Martin
L'Etoile de Martin is a French charity that helps to finance research into childhood cancer and provides moments of fun for hospitalised children. LCH.Clearnet has supported L'Etoile de Martin since 2009 and every year employees from our Paris office take part in the Course ODYSSEA, a charity run held over 5 or 10km on behalf of L'Etoile de Martin. This year over 50 employees participated in the race.
Make-a-Wish France grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. In 2013 LCH.Clearnet teamed up with Make-a-Wish France to help grant the wish of a seriously ill 5 year old boy to meet his hero, NBA Basketball superstar Tony Parker.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunities
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is a US-based charity that helps low-income public high school students get to and through America's competitive colleges and universities. LCH.Clearnet supports SEO by sponsoring a student from the Manhattan Business Academy to attend the academic programme for the year. Employees in our New York office also act as mentors and tutors for students currently enrolled in the programme.
New York Cares
New York Cares is the largest volunteer organisation in New York City, running over 1,300 volunteer programmes, and is the latest charity to be supported by LCH.Clearnet. Employees support special events run by New York Cares, for example their Winter Wishes programme.