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RBS cycle for hospital charity

28 March 2014


The Royal Bank of Scotland took part in Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s Around the World in 80 Days static cycle challenge, raising a whopping £6000 for their Keyhole cancer appeal.

Staff at RBS donned their workout gear and cycled a massive 3,513.1 miles between them, providing a brilliant boost for the foundation's 24,901.55 mile target total.

The bikes were based at RBS, Thanet Grange, Westcliff, for 9 days; individuals took to the bikes with purpose, determined to peddle as fast and long as they could.

They also held an office dress-down day; this money plus donations and sponsorship for the cycle challenge will really help get the fundraising ball rolling for the new appeal.

Mick Davey, business support analyst, and Stacey Hadley, fraud manager, headed up the RBS team. Stacey said: "It was a great experience to be part of such a wonderful charity campaign; everyone was so enthusiastic and willing to get involved. 

"We spent over 221 of our own hours on the bikes with more than 100 people from the Bank taking part, so it really shows this cause is at the heart of many people."

Mick said: "What an amazing bunch of community-minded people we have here in Thanet Grange. Just goes to show what can be achieved when working together."

Elise Fleetwood, events and corporate relations manager at the hospital, said: "I want to say a huge thank you to the team at RBS; they worked so hard to recruit many cyclists and created such a fantastic atmosphere throughout this part of the challenge.

"We really do appreciate the time and effort that was put in.  The incredible amount of miles they cycled has given our challenge a big boost."