Royal Bank of Canada staff raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Staff from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have taken part in a five-kilometre fun run in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

More than 350 of the bank’s employees, friends and families took part in the RBC sponsored Race for the Kids in Battersea Park, London, on 6 June.

In total, over 1,500 runners took part in the race raising more than £175,000 for the hospital for sick children. RBC employees alone raised just under £83,000.

Senior RBC leaders joined the event, including RBC capital markets’ chairman and co-CEO, Doug McGregor, and president and co-CEO, Mark Standish, who travelled from Toronto and New York respectively to take part.

Paul Patterson, head RBC wealth management, British Isles, saidd: “RBC is proud to be associated with such a worthy cause, and is delighted with the support shown by its employees. We prioritise playing an active role in the community and supporting local charities.

“RBC has in excess of 2,450 employees in the British Isles. Our sponsorship and support of Great Ormond Street Hospital reflects our commitment to London and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the charity going forward.”

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