Season’s greetings. The Monetary Instances is staging an à la carte charity public sale of lunches with editor Roula Khalaf and eight different main FT journalists.
The public sale is to lift funds for the FT’s Monetary Literacy and Inclusion Marketing campaign (FLIC) charity and its conflict on monetary illiteracy.
With 94 per cent of Britons saying they recall studying little or nothing about cash in school, the FT arrange the charity final yr to make monetary training obtainable to those that want it most within the UK and past.
So place your bid by 8pm on January 29. Higher nonetheless, you’ll be able to safe the lunch of your selection now, in time for Christmas, by donating £10,000 to FT FLIC (£15,000 for lunch with the editor). For the purchase it now choice, e-mail [email protected]).
All proceeds will go on to the charity as a result of the fashionable eating places concerned (all in London, plus one in New York) are donating the meals for 2. Take a look at the public sale web site or click on under for particulars of venues and eating companions. The lunches can be held at a mutually handy time for the successful bidder and the FT journalist.
Bid for lunch with:
FT editor Roula Khalaf, at Alain Ducasse, The Dorchester
Jo Ellison, editor of HTSI, at Quo Vadis
Dan McCrum, investigations reporter, at The Colony Grill, The Beaumont
Gillian Tett, columnist and chair of the US editorial board and editor-at-large, on the Hélène Darroze at The Connaught (London) or Zaytinya at The Ritz-Carlton, New York
Stephen Bush, affiliate editor and columnist, at Turnips
Katie Martin, markets editor, at Il Pampero
Gideon Rachman, chief international affairs commentator, The Eating Room, The Goring
Chris Giles, economics editor, Hawksmoor (any considered one of eight London eating places)
Robin Wigglesworth, editor of FT Alphaville, at St Pancras by Searcy’s Brasserie
FT workers from throughout the enterprise have volunteered 1000’s of hours of their time to help FT FLIC, growing its firepower and containing overheads.
A latest professional bono FT Dwell occasion for FLIC — to assist younger folks navigate the price of residing disaster — boosted to 67 per cent from 9 per cent the proportion of attendees who knew find out how to enhance their confidence managing cash.
Along with writing tales about monetary literacy, FT journalists have helped the FLIC staff produce glowing instructional assets for faculties. on subjects starting from crypto dangers to budgeting. This consists of serving to academics broach a topic many lack the boldness to sort out. The charity can also be gearing as much as foyer for modifications in authorities coverage to assist obtain a mission shared by the various charities FLIC cooperates with.
Leyla Boulton is a senior editor and the FT liaison for FT FLIC. Alan Smith is head of visible and knowledge journalism.