Dave steps out to support local children's charity

Dave steps out to support local children's charity

A Leicester banking team, lead by their boss, put their best feet forward yesterday and undertook a tiring 20 mile walk around their branches to raise money for local charity Wishes 4 Kids.

10 October 2011

Dave Fawcett, who is NatWest's Local CEO for Leicester has been a keen supporter of Wishes 4 Kids for some time and encouraged 10 members of his team to take part in a walking relay around 13 of the branches he controls.

Dave, who completed seven of the total miles yesterday, said: ‘Wishes 4 Kids was been created to grant a wish for children and youngsters - of 18 years and below - in Leicestershire who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas, have suffered major abuse or are diagnosed as HIV Positive. During the time their wishes are granted the youngsters have a brief time to forget their suffering and will have a memory they can treasure for the rest of their life. In order to do this the charity need to raise money, so we wanted to put our best feet forward to help.'

The walk went from NatWest Granby Street and took in the branches in Evington Road, Hinckley Road, Melton Road, and Queen's Road as well as those in Anstey, Birstall, Narborough, North Evington, Oadby, and Wigston Magna. It took two and a half hours and raised more than £1,150 for the charity.

Dave Fawcett added: ‘The fundraising was a great team effort as well as a lot of fun. Most importantly it raised vital funds for Wishes 4 Kids and I would like to say a big thank you to our friends, colleagues and customers who kindly sponsored us and cheered us on throughout the challenge."

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