September 24th is City Giving Day which enables city companies like UBS to celebrate and showcase their philanthropic and volunteering achievements. It was, therefore, fitting for us to host our UBS Community Games for the eleventh year running in Hackney on this special day. UBS have been working with SportInspired to help children, young people and communities to thrive and 70 dedicated UBS volunteers gave up their time to make a difference.

We welcomed 205 students from three primary schools including De Beauvoir, Thomas Fairchild and Sebright, and 25 Young Leaders (aged 12-14) from Bridge Academy, a secondary school that UBS helped to create and opened in 2007.

We were lucky enough to have The Honourable Sheriff Elizabeth Green from The Lord Mayor’s Appeal attend to speak about City Giving Day at the opening ceremony and get involved in giving out lots of high fives for the cheer tunnel.








The children had the opportunity to try out Athletics, Taekwondo, Boccia, Rugby, Dance, and Volleyball with the most popular being rugby, volleyball and dance.

“I will mostly remember the sport we played and the team spirit we made and I will strongly remember the young helpers and the UBS workers like Sarah and Monica and also Sam." - Asif, Thomas Fairchild Primary School











With the generous support from UBS we will now be setting up at least one sports club in each school, fully funded for 20 weeks, to create a supportive environment for the children to continue to be physically active long-term. We will also continue to train the Bridge Academy Young Leaders to consolidate their skills, with 25 of them on course to gain a Sports Leaders Level 1 Qualification!

"Great smiles, happy kids - very inspired! It's great to feel like you've helped communities." – Claire UBS volunteer