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  • Industry: Charities and Donors
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 20/07/2012

KPMG staff raise over £80,000 for Barnardo’s in July 

 

Staff from KPMG have raised over £80,000 in July, including taking part in two gruelling sporting challenges, as they head towards the end of their partnership with staff selected charity Barnardo’s.

 

Around 100 members of staff took part in cycling and rowing events over two weeks to raise money for Barnardo’s and Penny Brohn Cancer Care.

 

Nineteen teams who took part in ROW100, an epic race in which teams from across the firm battle it out to see who can cover 100km, on an indoor rowing machine, the fastest.  The teams of four took it in turns to row short distances at high speed throughout the day.  The fastest team completed the race in 6 hours 17 minutes.

 

One team, was fundraising for Penny Brohn Cancer care to raise money for their colleague who has recently passed away.

 

In a second event, 24 KPMG cyclists tackled a gruelling 2,600 kilometre bike ride from Athens to London over a two week period.

 

Mike Kelly, Head of CSR at KPMG commented : “July was a fantastic month for our fundraising efforts and I would like to thank all of the people who took part in raising such an amazing amount of money.  We are nearly at the end of our two year partnership with Barnardo’s, having already raised over £1.15 million and I know that every penny that our staff have raised to date will have a direct impact in helping to improve young people’s lives across the country.”

 

Allan McLaren, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Barnardo’s, said: “KPMG have been fantastic partners to Barnardo’s with consistent incredible effort to their fundraising for us. ROW 100 was a great success and we were also so impressed by one of KPMG’s most daunting fundraising challenges for us so far – a bike ride all the way from Athens to London.

 

“We are so grateful for the level of dedication, team spirit and goodwill the KPMG team displayed on this marathon bike journey.

 

“They cycled in sweltering heat, difficult conditions and always with a smile on their face and a joke. They have raised a great amount through these latest challenges and a staggering amount throughout the partnership, which will go to vital funding for all the thousands of vulnerable children and young people we work with across the country.”

 

Notes to editors :

 

The KPMG cyclists recorded a detailed (and amusing) blog of each day of their journey which is available to media.  Alex Sanderson, Head of Audit for KPMG in Scotland is available for interview on his experiences of the two week journey from Athens to London.

 

Media Contact :

 

Emma Murray, KPMG Press office : 020 76946506

emma.murray@kpmg.co.uk

 

About KPMG

 

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.7 billion in the year ended September 2011. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.

 

About Barnardo’s

 

Barnardo’s works with more than 190,000 children, young people and their families each year.  Barnardo’s now runs more than 800 services across the UK.

 

We believe in the potential of every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.  

 

Every year we help thousands of children turn their lives around. But we cannot do it without you. Visit www.barnardos.org.uk to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.

 

 

Media Contact :

 

Emma Murray, KPMG Press office : 020 76946506

emma.murray@kpmg.co.uk

 

About KPMG

 

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.7 billion in the year ended September 2011. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.

 

About Barnardo’s

 

Barnardo’s works with more than 190,000 children, young people and their families each year.  Barnardo’s now runs more than 800 services across the UK.

 

We believe in the potential of every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.  

 

Every year we help thousands of children turn their lives around. But we cannot do it without you. Visit www.barnardos.org.uk to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.

 

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