Lord Mayor’s float showcases community partnerships

Powerday and the Powerday Foundation have teamed up with London Irish and the London Irish Foundation to host a float at the Lord Mayor’s Show for the first time. 

The annual City of London event has run for over 800 years and includes a three-mile long procession through the City with a festival including funfairs, food stalls, art exhibitions and live entertainment.  Taking place on Saturday 13th November this year, the Lord Mayor’s Show will see military bands, corporate floats and hundreds of horses accompany the Lord Mayor’s coach from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice.

Powerday’s float will be showcasing our work through the Powerday Foundation and our close relationship with London Irish rugby club.  Powerday Foundation brings together all Powerday’s charity work and has helped us deliver over £18million of social value in the last two years alone, through work with London Irish, London Boxing and other partnerships.

Powerday has sponsored London Irish Academy for over a decade, and in 2014 Mick Crossan, who owns Powerday, and a consortium acquired London Irish and cemented the relationship between the two organisations.  Last year, Powerday and London Irish joined forces to deliver the award winning initiative #PoweringtheNHS to prepare, cook and deliver over 50,000 meals to 19 different hospitals and organisations within London during the first wave of the coronavirus.

Sophie Dumont, Marketing and Communications Leader, says: “Powerday is one of London’s leading waste management companies but we are also so much more than that, and have a strong commitment to supporting our local community.  We are very excited to join the procession with our very own float, in partnership with London Irish and our respective foundations.”

Our float brings together the world of recycling and boxing in reflection of our dual passions for helping our clients manage their resources sustainably, and improving the lives of young Londoners through sport, education and employment.  Come along and support us, and the rest of the Lord Mayor’s Show, at 11am on Saturday!