The Lord Mayor of London is inviting Londoners to join this year’s City Dip charity swim which is being held in support of Pitch Perfect, an initiative by the London Symphony Orchestra and Cricket Foundation to provide music and cricket opportunities to young Londoners in some of the capital’s less well off boroughs and communities.
Each Lord Mayor has a charity appeal which they support with a number of fund raising events throughout the mayoral year. The practice echoes the City of London’s historic role in providing education and support to the disadvantaged, perhaps most famously illustrated by Dick Whittington who left all his money to charity and endowed almshouses, libraries and a ward for unmarried mothers. This year Lord Mayor Nick Anstee has selected Pitch Perfect as the principal beneficiary of his appeal.
The City Dip event is taking place on 26th and 27th February at the Golden Lane Leisure Centre near the Barbican and supporters can pre-register to take part.
The Lord Mayor says the appeal aims to support “75,000 young Londoners to develop new skills and levels of aspiration. They will acquire confidence and self-esteem, learn to respect themselves and each other and – regardless of their ultimate prowess as cricketers and as musicians – discover their full potential as well-rounded and productive individuals, leaders and team-players.”
For more information or to register to join the swim visit www.thelordmayorsappeal.org