Colin Grassie, CEO, Deutsche Bank UK and member of the Group Executive Committee, yesterday launched Born to Be, the Bank’s new strategy for its UK Corporate Citizenship programme, with a visit to Carney’s Community, a sport and education centre, in Lambeth, South London.
Speaking before members of the press, Grassie introduced Deutsche’s flagship partnership with Sported, the foundation which uses sport for development to change the lives of disadvantaged young people. Joining Grassie was Sir Keith Mills, founder of Sported and Deputy Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sir Keith spoke about the impact that programmes such as the one at Carney’s Community can have, saying, “It’s something that intuitively everyone knows is positive.” Click here to see a clip of the launch event which appeared on BBC London last night.
From left to right: George Turner of Carney's Community, a club member, Sir Keith Mills, Colin Grassie, another club member, and ex-boxer and coach Mark Reigate.
Sported will operate the sporteducate programme on behalf of the Bank, whereby 33 community sports clubs in London will receive grants to run education activities alongside their sports programmes.
Carney’s Community is one of these 33 sports clubs. It offers one-to-one mentoring, focusing on education, employment and personal development, alongside group activities – such as boxing – to help realise the potential of young people that suffer from crime and violence.
Born to Be also supports a number of other non-profit organisations, including The Globe Education, the Design Museum and Debate Mate.
Visit db.com/borntobe for more information about Deutsche Bank’s new strategy for Corporate Citizenship in the UK.