“The Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta is quickly establishing itself as one of the cultural highlights associated with the City of London. It brings together charity, community and commerce, everything that the City – and the Lord Mayor – is all about. In my office, I have a tremendous photo of the 2015 Regatta, so I am very excited to take part in this year’s event.
“Every year, the Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta raises awareness and money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal charities. Over the next three years, the Appeal is focusing on three organisations: Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and the Samaritans. Their work will benefit two communities: City employees and their families and friends, and residents in neighbouring communities. All this work – supported by the Regatta, Ricoh and other Corporate Partners organisations – will work towards one aim: to build a better city for all.”
The Rt. Hon. The Former Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman