Whizz Kidz and Action for Children amongst charities taking part in Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge

After being launched in the UK for the first time last year, five more charities will be taking part in the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge. The US bank turned again to Pilotlight to deliver this year's Challenge, which will see the charities receive pro-bono strategic support from teams of Morgan Stanley employees.

Geraldine Blake, Chief Executive of last year's winners Community Links says it was “without a doubt the biggest single contribution of pro bono consulting” they’ve had.

The five charities taking part are:

  • Action for Children - Action for Children provides targeted support to vulnerable and socially excluded young people right across the UK
  • Career Academies - Career Academies UK provides a structured programme of internships, mentoring, masterclasses and workplace visits to prepare 16-19 year-olds for the world of work
  • Rays of Sunshine - Rays of Sunshine is a national charity, whose mission is to brighten up the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting wishes for them and their families 
  • Think Forward – Think Forward helps the most vulnerable young people navigate the transition from school to work, providing highly trained coaches based in their schools to guide and support them
  • Whizz Kidz - Whizz-Kidz provides vital mobility equipment and support and life skills to disabled children

Gillian Murray, Chief Executive of Pilotlight, says:

We are always delighted to find corporate partners whose objectives around working with charities align with ours - that is, focusing on long lasting impact by helping organisations become more effective and sustainable. Initiatives like Morgan Stanley’s Strategy Challenge shows that corporate social responsibility is not about a one off engagement or donation, but about bringing people, industries and talent together to support good causes, and doing it for the long term.

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