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Deloitte Charity Challenge

4 challenges, 1 ambition: to raise £1m for our charity partners

239 Deloitte staff, including 25 partners, took part in four gruelling physical challenges across four continents in June and July 2015, raising over £1 million for our national charity partners, Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK.

The challenges included summiting Kilimanjaro, completing a tri-x in Borneo, climbing Mulhacén in mainland Spain and scaling one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Cotopaxi in Ecuador. Over 10,400 sponsors helped us to raise the £1 million, which included over £250,000 matched funding by Deloitte, the largest the firm has ever provided. The Charity Challenge has been Deloitte’s biggest fundraising event to date.

Back home, over 600 people supported the participants with fundraising events held at Deloitte’s offices in the UK, including a ‘Deloitte Dances’ showcase judged by celebrity guest and Mind ambassador, Frankie Bridge. Seventy members of the Deloitte Knitters network also spent over 1,700 hours knitting 160 bobble hats for Charity Challenge participants.

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Society, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, and Angela Culhane, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, all agreed:

Hitting the £1 million target through the Deloitte Charity Challenge is a fantastic result for the partnership and we’ve all been inspired by the energy and goodwill of Deloitte’s staff with their amazing fundraising efforts. We are incredibly proud of everything that’s been accomplished, from fundraising to pro bono support. Together, we will provide vital support and services to thousands affected by dementia, mental health problems and prostate cancer.

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