Charity – 2020November 23, 2020
2020 was a year like no other, but in spite of the restrictions that Covid-19 imposed throughout the world, our employees prevailed and demonstrated their generosity once more. Our employees are dedicated and enthusiastic supporters of multiple charities. We look to support staff by matching the money they raise for a cause that they have a passion about.
In the UK, we sadly lost one of our colleagues to cancer. The firm rallied behind their family with many employees giving generously to their sponsored 10km fancy dress walk in aid of Cancer Research. Marex Spectron also donated £7,000 to the cause.
In the US, our recent acquisition, XFA raised $82,500 as part of Giving Tuesday in December. As part of this scheme they choose to donate a day’s brokerage bills to different charities each year. In 2020, the recipients were Watts of Love, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Mulliganeers.
It is not just about giving money. In December 2020, Marex undertook a firm-wide blood drive in recognition of the need for blood stocks to be replenished due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our employees in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ireland and the UK donated blood to support local healthcare services.
We do have amazing colleagues who do extraordinary things, roll on 2021 for yet more wonderful feats.