NatWest staff undertake a Walk-A-Thon for Fareham's Rainbow Centre

NatWest staff undertake a Walk-A-Thon for Fareham's Rainbow Centre

It was track-suits and trainers rather than calculators and pens, as local NatWest staff took to the streets to raise money for Fareham's Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education.

28 March 2011

Starting at 8am from Gosport branch, a team of nine walkers undertook a 26-mile sponsored walk, which saw they calling in at Stubbington, Park Gate, Fareham and Portchester branches, before ending the day at NatWest in Cosham.

Spurred on by sponsorship from customers and colleagues alike, the walkers had an extra special welcoming party waiting for them at Fareham branch, as children and staff from The Rainbow Centre paid a visit. Donations are still pouring in but the team hope to have raised over £1000 for the Centre, which helps children in the area with motor impairment learn to overcome their difficulties, and is the local NatWest team's chosen charity for 2011.

Commenting on the day, Tracey Smith, Senior Bank Manager for NatWest in Fareham, who was one of the walkers involved, said: "We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers, colleagues, friends and family who have donated so generously and who, along with our wonderful welcoming party in Fareham, gave us the momentum to keep walking. The Rainbow Centre do a fantastic job and my team and I are just pleased that we can do our little bit to help them out."

Beth Rogers, Fundraiser for the Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education, said: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to Tracey and the team from NatWest for taking on such a huge challenge and for raising such a wonderful amount of money and also to everyone who has donated, it was lovely to be able to see them in action and encourage them on. We can't stress enough how much of a difference the local NatWest team are making with their continued help and support."

Anyone wanting to find out more about the Rainbow Centre and how they can help, can visit their website: Donations are still being taken at the local NatWest branches.

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