Bristol staff raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Bristol staff raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Staff leaving NatWest and RBS's office in Temple Quay last night took a slightly different route as they abseiled their way down from the roof of the building.

31 August 2011

Representatives from the bank's Bristol based Private Banking and Advice team rounded up colleagues from other areas of the bank, along with friends and family, to undertake the 105ft challenge to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

This was just one of a number of events, including a charity auction, packing bags in a local supermarket, car washing and cake sales, that a team of six NatWest staff have organised over the months of July and August, all to raise money for Marie Curie. Whilst generous donations are still pouring in, they hope to have raised around £10,000 for the charity.

Commenting on her experience, team member Rhiannon Thomas from NatWest and RBS Private Banking, said: "When you are on the roof and the moment comes to jump, you just wonder what an earth you are doing. But then you think of why you are doing it and realise that the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care is so important and compared to what the people who need them are enduring, your fear is nothing. Once you get over the initial shock the experience is amazing."

Mary Peaple, from NatWest and RBS Private Banking & Advice, who headed up the fundraising team, said: "Our fundraising success has been down to teamwork, and supporting and building on each other's efforts to achieve the best results that we can. Marie Curie is such a commendable charity and we are proud to be doing our little bit to assist them. The whole team would like to say a huge ‘thank you' to all our customers, colleagues, friends and family, who have supported us throughout our fundraising events and donated both their time and money so generously."

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