Staff at RWC Partners have been undertaking many different challenges during the Covid-19 period, with the aim of raising money for charities local and important to them. They have been running, cycling, walking and attempting tricky handstands, both together and individually, over the last three months to help organisations either directly involved in the Covid-19 relief response or who are struggling because their usual fund raising has suffered as a result of the pandemic.
Under the scheme, collectively known as the RWC Covid-19 Response Initiative, RWC is double matching all funds raised, so that every GBP1 or USD1 is effectively tripled, up to a total of GBP300,000.
Since the launch of the programme in June, more than 40 of RWC’s people have joined the fundraising efforts from its London, Miami and Singapore offices, raising more than GBP50,000, thereby donating a total of over GBP150,000 to 16 different organisations.
The challenges undertaken: running 5km for every day of June for The Felix Project, a London based food-supply charity, and Operation Helping Hands, a Miami-based emergency needs charity; cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats for the Duchess of Kent Hospice; and walking over 1000km in 30 days for HOME, a programme providing essential support for Singapore’s migrant workers.
Dan Mannix, CEO, RWC Partners, says: “The impact of Covid-19 has extended far further than any of us could have imagined at the start of this year. We entered the pandemic, both at RWC and more broadly within our industry, from a very privileged position. With such privilege comes responsibility, and I am heartily encouraged to see so many of our people interacting with charities close to their homes and hearts.
“We hope that this programme will not only create meaningful value for each of the charities involved, but also invigorate our own people through a continued culture of kindness, mutual respect and curiosity. At a time when we may not be physically together, this provides another thread of common purpose for us all.”