The NatWest Corporate and Commercial team based at Guildford embarked on a marathon walk, collectively completing over 225 miles, as part of a regional fundraising campaign.
Across the South East, eight corporate teams comprising 100 people took part in various challenges, raising over £58,000 for 12 charities.
At the time of writing, the West Surrey team had raised over £9,400, which was split between the Rainbow Trust and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
Tom Enser from Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care said, “We want to say a huge thank you to Peter Quilter and his team at NatWest. Raising £4,700 is a remarkable achievement and to walk 26.3 miles is no easy task. The funds they have raised will help continue to fund the vital care and support we provide in the community.
“2019 is a very special year for the hospice as it is our 40th anniversary, for 40 years we have been providing supportive and compassionate end of life care. All our care and services are still free of charge for our patients and their families, this has only been possible thanks to generous donations from individuals and companies such as NatWest.”
Peter Quilter, Director, Corporate and Commercial Banking, said, “For me it is special that we were all involved on the day – a fantastic day with special memories now the blisters and aches have subsided!”
ACROSS THE REGION
Croydon Commercial completed a Marathon of Customers! The team visited 26 customers from 26 different nationalities via walking, running, trains, trams and automobiles, celebrating our diverse customer base.
• East Sussex Commercial Banking walked the 26.3 miles from Eastbourne Pier to Brighton Pier, raising money for Diabetes UK and St Wilfred’s Hospice.
• The Harrow Team organised a Charity Quiz Night, a community work day and a Golf Day raising funds for “A Smile for a Child”.
• The West London Commercial Team completed ‘The Thames Bridge Trek’, a 26km challenge which crossed 16 bridges, starting at Hammersmith Bridge. The Trek was in aid of React who provides support to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses.
• The Heathrow Commercial Banking team in conjunction with several of their Product Partners, undertook a 16 mile sponsored walk along the banks of the Thames in Surrey to support Cardiac Risk in the Young.
• On behalf of the Stroke Association & St Catherine’s Hospice, teams from Crawley Turnpike House collectively walked 187 laps of the lake at Crawley’s Tilgate Park. This works out to the equivalent of 6.5 marathons.
• Almost the entire West Sussex team, along with canine companions, completed a gruelling 18k hike on the South Downs north of Worthing. The route started in Findon Valley and climbed steeply to Cissbury Ring and then on to Chanctonbury Ring, some 240m above sea level.