Campbell Lutyens has always had a rich history and culture of charitable activity.
As a firm, we have organised significant fundraising events, including assembling a team of 100 to run the Athens marathon in 1996, raising £400,000 for charity and a 100 day relay around the coast of the UK, which raised £1.2 million.
Our most significant effort to date was the Marathon of Marathons in 2010. Drawing on the support of our professional networks and Private Equity International, we gathered a team of 230 runners to join 10,000 others and complete the route from Marathon to Athens. Our team raised £1.6 million for various children’s charities.
5 Boro Bike Tour
In 2018, members of our US team successfully completed the 5 Boro Bike Tour, an annual cycling event in New York City that takes riders on a 40-mile route through all five of New York City's boroughs. The 16-member team raised over $24,000 for The Children’s Aid Society, which provides comprehensive support to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighbourhoods.
Charitable awareness is embedded in our culture. We have a Charity Committee composed of employees from across the organisation, who oversee our efforts globally. In addition to major events, every year our employees select two charitable organisations to support and every employee is entitled to a charity day to give their time to a cause that is important to them.
Our team also organise fundraising events throughout the year, with donations matched by the company.
London Tough Mudder
The Pineapple Platoon, composed of brave members of our London office, completed a 10 mile, 20 obstacle course in 2018. Their participation in the tough mudder raised £11,500 for Centrepoint, a charity focused on helping homeless young people across the UK.
Hong Kong Spartan Race
The Pineapple Punishers completed the 2017 Hong Kong Spartan Race, which was a 6.5km race with 21 challenging and muddy obstacles. The team raised £18,000 for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.