CASCAID, the industry-wide initiative to raise £1m for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by June 2019 has already raised over half a million pounds for the charity, just over two months since launch.
In its end-of-month update for August, the charity revealed it has already broken through the half a million mark in its goal to raise £1m for GOSH.
A large portion of funds raised so far has come from the Gala Dinner for GOSH, which kicked off this year's campaign in June, but there have also been many challenges that have already been completed and helped boost this figure.
Chelsea Financial Services raised over £2,000 with its 24-hour dart-a-thon, while BlackRock's Jeremy Roberts and a team of 30 of his colleagues raised £23,000 following a run, cycle and row endurance challenge.
Meanwhile, a team from BMO GAM raised almost £40,000 following 141 mile walk around the M25, while Legg Mason raised £17,000 following its 24-hour pingpongathon. Schroders also contributed a large amount to the fundraise total so far after auctioning some of its artwork.
Still to come this year is the M&G Dragon Boat Race, led by its global head of distribution and CASCAID ambassador Joffy Willcocks on 11 September, and the CASCAID pre-Christmas catch-up on 1 November.
If you would like to attend either of these events, please email [email protected]. The next Gala Dinner will take place on 3 December at The Brewery. To secure a table, please email [email protected].
RBC Race for the Kids 5k
Meanwhile, CASCAID is calling for people of all ages to take part in the RBC Race for the Kids 5k fun run taking place next month.
The race will start at 10am in Hyde Park, London on Saturday 13 October and participants can either run, jog or walk. There will also be plenty of entertainment for all the family including a Peter Pan themed 'Neverland' tent, food and even celebrity appearances.
You can register for the event by clicking here and you can get a 50% discount on entry if you use the 'corporate code' CASCAID18.
All participants should aim to raise £100 and can do so at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HydeParkFamily5k.
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