28 October 2020
We've worked with Opening Doors London (ODL) for the last three years to support their mission of helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people over the age of 50 live happy and sociable and independent lives.
It is the biggest charity in the UK that provides information and support services specifically for LGBT+ people over 50.
They do this through organising activities and befriending LGBT+ people over 50 and supporting organisations with their LGBT+ training needs, providing a national quality standard to organisations.
Through Pride at Macquarie, our LGBT+ network in the region, Macquarie has supported the non-profit since 2017 through charity fundraisers and sponsored events where we connected Opening Doors London with the equivalent charity, SAGE based in America.
This year Opening Doors London are also taking part in our Community Resourcing (CoRE) programme, which helps to support community organisations with key operational needs and strategic challenges by pairing them with a team of 4-5 employees with the ultimate aim of transforming their capability, capacity and sustainability.
Since partnering with the charity, we've raised £13K (plus matching from Macquarie Group Foundation), organised 10 events - from charity ping-pong tournaments to educational sessions for our staff. More recently, we've also supported the strategic development of the charity through the Macquarie CoRE programme.
Geff Parsons, Co-Chair – Pride at Macquarie
Evelyn Pittman, Opening Doors London