RBC raise £60,000 for Alzheimer’s charity
STAFF at RBC Wealth Management raised more than £60,000 for charity last year by taking part in dress-down days, volunteering and sky-diving.
The money has been donated to their designated charity of the year, the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association.
Employees held several internal company events throughout the year, including a summer raffle and regular dress-down days, as well as getting involved with fundraising efforts with the charity, such as a team sky-dive.
It was a record effort from staff at RBC – a feat which was acknowledged by Tracey Emmerson, Jersey sports and social charity co-ordinator for RBC Wealth Management.
‘We’re very pleased to have been able to partner with the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association as our 2017 Charity of the Year,’ she said.
‘To have broken the record set last year further reinforces our commitment to supporting important causes in our island and we look forward to continuing our charitable efforts in Jersey.’
Mark Blamey, manager of the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, said that the organisation was delighted to have been chosen as RBC’s Charity of the Year for 2017.
He said: ‘The company’s exceptional fundraising efforts will be hugely important to our work in educating the Jersey community on how to care for those affected by dementia, ultimately improving the standards of living for those affected by the disease.’
RBC Wealth Management staff have chosen the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity for their Charity of the Year for 2018. The company has also launched a Donations Fund, which will provide grants of £5,000 to support local young people, and has invited applications from charities and organisations.