Staff at PineBridge Investments celebrated raising over £20,000 to support disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz with a cheque presentation ceremony on Friday 4 November 2016.
Back in 2014, PineBridge employees based in London chose Whizz-Kidz as their charity partner – the team have been coming up with fantastical and fearless ways to raise money to support the charity’s work.
Fundraising activities have included an abseil from the top of the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, a PineBridge team running the 2016 London Marathon, pub quiz auction, sweet stalls and raffles. The money raised will help Whizz-Kidz continue to provide disabled children and young people equipment and life skills to help them get the most of our their childhoods and achieve their true potential.
Anthony King, Regional CEO, EMEA at PineBridge Investments, said:
“We’re very pleased to be able to present Whizz-Kidz with this cheque. The response to nominating Whizz-Kidz as our chosen charity has been excellent, and everyone here at PineBridge has put a great deal of effort and passion into their fundraising over the past couple of years.
“Seeing first-hand the incredible work the charity does and the difference it makes to children’s lives has really spurred everyone here to do their very best to raise money. We hope this will go some way to making a huge difference to the lives of disabled children and young people.”
Ruth Owen, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, said:
“Everyone at Whizz-Kidz is so grateful to the team at PineBridge Investments for their generous and inspirational fundraising efforts over the last two years; the funds they’ve raised will make an enormous difference to the lives of young disabled people across the UK.
“I want to thank all of PineBridge’s staff, as well as their friends, families and clients; for their continued support in transforming the lives of disabled children across the UK, and of that they should be very proud indeed.”