Last week was London Working Week at PwC and we saw Partners and clients descend on London from all over the world.
We were honoured to have The Worldwide Tribe as Charity of the Week and raised an amazing £2,500 for the plight of the refugees they help, more than double our target!
We sold The Worldwide Tribe’s awesome t-shirts throughout the week, and had Founders Jaz and Nils O’Hara in to talk to our guests about their work, their social media post that went viral overnight and the stories of the refugees they met along their journey.
The money we raised is going towards the wifi project which The Worldwide Tribe are running across refugee camps in Europe. The importance of wifi is not considered by most; lack of wifi is often thought of as a First World problem. However, the availability of free and reliable internet connection is imperative to victims fleeing their homes – it is the tenuous thread that connects them to their families and loved ones who they have left behind in their mission for a better life and security. Such is its importance, the United Nations declared universal wifi a Sustainable Development Goal in 2015.
Besides our fundraising efforts, we offered an impressive FinTech agenda. The photo below is of Seamus Cushley, PwC Director who leads the innovation lab in Belfast. He is telling the audience about the uses of blockchain, the conversations we should be having with our clients and the excellent work that his team has done.