Royal Bank of Canada staff raise £2 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Thank you, RBC

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Representatives from Royal Bank of Canada including Dave Thomas, Chief Executive, RBC Capital Markets, mascot Leo the Lion, and the bank’s top fundraisers visited patients on Koala Ward, to celebrate raising £2 million for the hospital. The Canadian firm has supported the hospital since 2010 through their title sponsorship of the RBC Race for the Kids, the charity’s annual 5k fun run. 

The impressive sum, which has been raised through sponsorship, events, donations and staff fundraising, will go towards the hospital’s vital redevelopment. Specifically, the money will support the neurosciences centre which benefits patients treated on Koala Ward for neurological conditions such as epilepsy and brain tumours.

RBC CEO with the CEO of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Since it began in 2010, RBC Race for the Kids has grown considerably from 620 participants in its first year to 7,500 participants in 2016. In total, the RBC Race for the Kids has raised £4 million for the hospital so far.

Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Europe said: "It has been great to see the partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity evolve and fundraising activities go from strength to strength, hitting the £2 million mark since we began seven years ago. The opportunity for colleagues, friends and family to raise money in support of the vital work or Great Ormond Street Hospital makes the RBC Race for the Kids a very special event for all of us at Royal Bank of Canada."

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “The dedication shown by staff at Royal Bank of Canada over the past seven years has been truly humbling. We’re so grateful for their support with the RBC Race for the Kids 5k fun run. £2 million is an incredible amount and it will help us to make a real difference to the hospital, we look forward to working together for years to come.”

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