The RBC Challenge Cup will again be awarded this year to the corporate team that swims the most laps at the Lion Club’s 2013 Swimarathon. PwC, who won the trophy by clocking an impressive 106 laps last year, have confirmed that they will be entering two teams in an attempt to defend their title.
Ellie Duley, Senior Associate at PwC, and one of those who will be swimming in this year’s event said: ‘Last year, we took part because we wanted to help such a worthy cause: however, were both shocked and delighted to find out we had won the Cup It was a great team effort and we will do our best to bring the RBC Challenge Cup back to PwC – with a few of our stronger swimmers away on secondments this year the pressure is certainly on!’
Stuart Rutledge, CEO, RBC Wealth Management – British Isles and Caribbean, who will be swimming with Team RBC said: ‘We decided to sponsor this Cup because it is such a great incentive for corporate teams to get involved. It would be wonderful to see even more teams entering the Swimarathon this year to challenge PwC for the Challenge Cup title.’
Lions Club of Jersey President Andrew Pearce said: ‘The Swimarathon is all about team work and we are grateful for the support we receive from RBC Wealth Management. They have sponsored this event for the past seven years, and the RBC Challenge Cup is a great way to bolster our fundraising efforts. While The Cup creates some light-hearted competition between the corporate teams, we are also encouraging non-corporate teams to come forward and take part in what is set to be an exciting event.’
The 2013 Swimarathon takes place between 13–17 March 2013 at Les Quennevais Sports Centre. To mark the Lion Club’s 50th anniversary, 50 per cent of the funds raised will be donated to 50 local charities. The remaining 50 per cent will go towards supporting the local community throughout the year.