Banking team break a sweat to support Myton Hospice


Banking team break a sweat to support Myton Hospice

A team from the NatWest and RBS business centre at Rowan House in Coventry pushed themselves through the pain barrier at Cannon Park Shopping Centre with help from their friends at Fitness First, to raise vital funds for the Myton Hospice.

06 July 2011

Elaine Poynter, from the NatWest Commercial Banking team - who took part in the challenge - and her colleagues are very much aware of the great work Myton Hospice does to deliver specialist palliative care for adults with advanced progressive life limiting illness, and wanted to do something to help. With this in mind the team have undertaken several fund raising activities and have already raised thousands of pounds for the charity. For their latest fund raising event the NatWest and RBS team set themselves a challenge of cycling the distance from Coventry to Wembley - 102 miles - and back on exercise bikes.

With the help of the team at Fitness First, the NatWest and RBS teams set up the exercise bikes in the Cannon Park Shopping Centre and raised over £800 for the charity and cycled 414 miles, more than double their target.

Elaine Poynter, the support team leader of the NatWest Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire Customer Relationship Team, said: "My colleagues and I are very much aware of the great work Myton Hospice does to help people throughout Warwickshire. We have adopted it as our charity and have undertaken various events to raise much needed funds and have even painted their shop in Wellesbourne. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us, especially the teams at Fitness First and Cannon Park Shopping Centre. This was perhaps our biggest challenge to date, but it has raised a lot of money for this very important charity."

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