Christmas Toy Appeal

Donating gifts for underprivileged children in London.

This Christmas UBS employees in London worked hard to collect gifts for the East London Business Alliance ( ELBA) Christmas Toy Appeal. ELBA's Toy Appeal collects donated toys from City and Canary Wharf companies and distributes them to community organizations working with children in the most deprived economically challenged areas of East London.

In addition to donating toys, colleagues were invited to help make festive cards and wrap the gifts that had been donated by UBS employees. To add a personal touch, volunteers were also asked to pop into a festive photo booth and take a picture with a toy. The photo was then attached to the present.

There were over 650 employees who volunteered and over 2,900 presents were donated and given to seven different children’s community groups in Hackney.

During the event, Nick from the London recruitment team noted: "Volunteering forms a very important part of life at UBS. It's an opportunity to not only give back to the community, but also to develop relationships with colleagues, at all levels, from different parts of the business."

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