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Rullion raise over £2,000 for charity

Rullion has raised over £2,000 for The Prince’s Trust charity through our latest fundraising initiative, a company-wide triathlon event.

The initiative ran over the course of a week, with our colleagues from across the UK teaming up in groups of three to complete the event. Members of each team could either do parts of all three events, which were running, cycling and swimming, or they could choose to focus their efforts on just one. Every team needed to complete a 40km cycle, a 10km run and 1.5km swim; the team that had the lowest total time for these distances was declared the winner! Times were tracked via the exercise and wellbeing app Strava, which gives users the ability to create clubs for different types of events.

We’re extremely proud of all our colleagues who took part in this event and are grateful to all those who donated. The money we’ve raised will help support the vital work that The Prince’s Trust do in helping to improve the lives of young people aged 11-30 across the UK.

Founded in 1976, The Trust offers careers guidance, employability workshops and free courses.  To date, they’ve helped over 1 million young people who are unemployed or at risk of exclusion from school, offering them guidance on how to get their lives back on track.

Andrew Burrows, Rullion’s Prince’s Trust Champion and the event organiser, had this to say:

“Organising a Triathlon in the middle of a global pandemic may have seemed like a bizarre thing to do, but when we realised we could achieve this, virtually, and that it would actually open the event up to Rullion employees all over the country, our ability to increase fundraising was maximised. We surpassed our target and raised over £2,000. Just as importantly we raised the profile of The Prince’s Trust within Rullion and were able to bring our people together, whilst staying apart, to do something positive for a fantastic cause.”

Olida Khanom, Corporate Partnerships Fundraising Executive at The Prince’s Trust, was also equally as delighted with the money raised:

“Thank you to the team at Rullion and everyone who took part in their first initiative for The Prince’s Trust! We are absolutely blown away by the support that has been shown and the impact that they are so committed to make. The £2000 fundraised could help 70 people access a day of virtual speed interviews, helping them get in front potential employers and giving them the potential to unlock rewarding careers. We look forward to seeing what we can achieve throughout the partnership!”

The partnership with The Prince’s Trust is the latest initiative we’ve implemented to help give something back to the communities in which we serve. It follows alliances with other socially responsible organisations including Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI), Ambitious about Autism and the Teenage Cancer Trust. We will continue to form these types of partnerships in an effort to make our society a more inclusive, meritocratic and fair place to live.