RBC Wealth Management staff have raised in excess of £10,000 by participating in the Jersey Marathon this year. The final amount raised, which is still being collected, will be shared between local and national charities selected personally by the runners.
The Teenage Cancer Trust, which is RBC Wealth Management’s chosen charity in both Guernsey and Jersey for 2012, is one of the charities that will benefit. Coincidentally, it was also one of the two official beneficiaries of this year’s marathon.
In the year of the London Olympics and Paralympics, a record number of RBC Wealth Management staff took part in the Jersey Marathon. There were 42 relay teams and 13 full marathon runners, bringing the total to 223 runners on the day.
Rebecca Baudains, Account Officer, RBC Wealth Management was one of them. ‘As a wheelchair user, I found participating in the marathon relay a big personal challenge. I was determined to not only beat my previous time but also raise money for Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled.’
Rebecca completed the last section of the relay race, crossing the finish line 16 minutes ahead of her time last year. She puts her improvement down to her training programme, which included boxing and weights.
Rebecca is also delighted to have raised £1,116 for her chosen charity making her the top RBC team fundraiser. She said ‘I have been playing wheelchair basketball for the last five years so Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled plays a personal role in my life. I am so pleased with the amount I have raised and to receive an additional sum of £1,000 from RBC Wealth Management – it will be a massive boost for the charity.’
The money raised will go towards maintenance of the sports equipment such as the basketball and tennis chairs.
Stuart Rutledge, Head of Global Trust, RBC Wealth Management said
‘The Jersey Marathon is a great community event and fantastic day-out. We were thrilled to have had a record number of staff involved this year and to have raised such a substantial amount for charity. We pledged that we would match the highest fundraiser’s total and therefore we are delighted to raise Rebecca’s total to £2,116.’