Coram was chosen by Coutts staff as their Charity of the Year in 2017. Coutts has a long tradition of supporting charity work, Thomas Coutts was a Governor of Coram in 1807 and his granddaughter, Angela Burdett-Coutts, was a progressive 19th century philanthropist concerned with breaking cycles of poverty and the provision of basic human needs.
Coutts will begin by tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge at the end of April, when nearly 100 staff aim to raise £60,000 for Coram’s life-changing work with vulnerable children. Their support will enable Coram to protect and support more children to overcome crises in their life and build for a better future, through adoption, health education, advocacy and legal representation.
Peter Flavel, CEO of Coutts said: “Philanthropy is in Coutts’ DNA and it is traditional for employees to choose a cause each year that is close to our hearts. Coram’s vision is that all children will have the best possible chance to live a fulfilling life, by building confidence, independence and developing change that lasts a life time. Last year we raised over £150,000, and have ambitious plans to beat this with even more gruelling fund raising challenges.”