Marsh & McLennan colleagues rattle up almost £100k in a single weekend

Combined efforts involved 135 teams

Marsh & McLennan colleagues rattle up almost £100k in a single weekend

Non-Profits & Charities

By Paul Lucas

As far as charitable pushes go, they don’t get much better than this.

Marsh & McLennan Companies businesses Marsh and Guy Carpenter sent more than 700 colleagues to its annual TeamWalk Challenge last month – and now it has revealed its efforts raised close to £100,000 in a single weekend for the British Red Cross.

The walking event saw 135 teams across all firms compete against each other in a variety of orienteering tasks and was this year held at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales. The total collected is the largest amount raised so far across five years of strategic partnership.

“Our partnership with the British Red Cross is helping to build more resilient communities in the UK by providing assistance to the most vulnerable in our society,” said Chris Lay, CEO of Marsh UK & Ireland. “This year’s challenge was a remarkable experience. Over 700 colleagues from across the business, including those who have joined us from JLT and Jelf, came together to support a truly worthy cause, all while having fun and raising funds along the way.”

The company has now raised more than £1 million for the British Red Cross over the last five years and Kizzie Applebee, corporate partnerships manager at the charity, couldn’t be happier.

“It is fantastic what the Marsh and Guy Carpenter colleagues achieve year on year in the TeamWalk Challenge,” Applebee said. “This donation will be invested in three vital projects including psychosocial support, the Crisis Response Contact Centre, and supporting young refugees in the UK. Marsh & McLennan always goes above and beyond and 2019 is no exception. Thank you to all the committed fundraisers who work hard to help us support people in crisis across the UK.”

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