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Charity news 19.09.19

Keystream


Keystream has raised over £12,000 for Marie Curie. With a target of £15k set at the beginning of the year, the 30 strong team are averaging a contribution of over £400 per employee.


Fundraising activities have included bucket collections outside major stations in London, a sponsored 10k run and a gruelling 24-mile hike across the highest peaks in Yorkshire in high winds and driving rain.


“Our teams have really thrown themselves into in, and the results are staggering. We set ourselves an ambitious target, and, with over 3 months left to go, I’m confident we’ll get there,” said James Leslie-Smith, associate director responsible for CSR.


Half of the team gave up a weekend in August to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, leaving the office early on Friday and taking the train up together. Despite the tough conditions, most of the team made it to the finish.


“Although everyone had put in a lot of hard work training beforehand, it was harder than we expected, a real challenge. Thinking about the amount of money we were raising for Marie Curie and what they could do with it helped enormously. I’m extremely proud of the team and the grit and determination that got us over the line. Not only did it boost our fundraising, but it was also a great team building experience. We are already planning next year’s challenge,” commented Andrew Jukes, Director


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