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Deloitte launches Charity Challenge 2015

246 Deloitte staff take part in four challenges across four continents to raise £1 million for charity

11 June 2015

Deloitte’s Charity Challenge 2015 commences next week and will see 246 Deloitte staff, including 24 partners, undertake four challenges across four continents in an effort to raise £1 million for charity partners Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK. The challenges include summiting Kilimanjaro, completing a tri-x in Borneo, climbing Mulhacen in mainland Spain and scaling one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Cotopaxi in Ecuador.

On 17 June, the first set of participants will leave for the Borneo Tri-X. The Borneo Tri-X is a five day challenge that includes trekking through both the Kiulu Valley and Gaya Island, cycling for nearly 50km through the Kinabalu jungle and white water rafting in the Padas River.

Claire Burton, head of corporate responsibility at Deloitte, said: “In 2013, at the start of our charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK, we pledged to raise £2 million in three years. The Charity Challenge will be Deloitte’s largest and most exciting fundraising event to date and will add to the £1.5 million we have already raised.

“However, traditional fundraising is only one of the ways in which we aim to support our charity partners. We have also supported the charities through volunteering or pro-bono work in areas such as analytics, finance and project management.”

Deloitte has already raised nearly £500,000 towards its £1 million target through a series of fundraising events, including the ‘Deloitte Dances’ competition, which raised nearly £25,000 in total. The event saw seven Deloitte Partners put on their dancing shoes and compete in a showcase judged by celebrity guest and Mind Ambassador Frankie Bridge.

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Notes to editors

The Charity Challenge 2015 consists of four challenges across four continents. Each participant will take part in one of the challenges below:

Africa (24 June – 4 July) - summiting Kilimanjaro (Africa’s iconic and tallest peak, extreme altitude at 5,895m).

Asia (17 - 25 June) – Borneo Tri-X (two days trekking through the Kiulu Valley and Gaya Island, two days cycling in the Kinabulu jungle, one day rafting in Padas River).

Europe (25 – 28 June) – Sierra Nevada (conquering Mulhacén, the highest peak in mainland Spain).

South America (25 June – 4 July) – climbing Cotopaxi, Ecuador (one of the world’s most famous active volcanoes, extreme altitude at 5,897m).

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Kaylin Duckitt
Deloitte LLP
+44 (0) 20 7007 2040
kduckitt@deloitte.co.uk

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