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RBS Purple Pansy Team wins fundraising award

RBS Corporate High Flyers jump for Pancreatic Cancer Action

RBS Corporate High Flyers jump for Pancreatic Cancer Action

A team of fundraisers at The Royal Bank of Scotland has been recognised for their fundraising and awareness-raising efforts in support of Pancreatic Cancer Action by becoming one of the top five in the RBS Community Stars Annual Reward scheme. 

Community Stars is an employee recognition programme for those who achieved fantastic results for the good causes that matter most to them. Employees are given a chance to win a financial award for the charity they supported and in this case it’s Pancreatic Cancer Action!

The team from the Corporate Banking Division HR, led by Aimee Shirreffs and Neil Gardner raised a whopping £27,000 in total for us last year through both the Purple Pansy Challenge (a corporate pancreatic cancer awareness initiative devised by Pancreatic Cancer Action) and a team skydive where nine city bankers were sponsored to jump out of an aeroplane (we did give them parachutes!) Fundraising activities were carried out in several locations in the Global HR network. All of this was in support of their colleague, Wendy Butler, who was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in February 2011 and who sadly died in February 2012. 

This award recognises the team’s hard work, commitment, organisation and in some cases sheer bravery and it also means that RBS will give Pancreatic Cancer Action a further £3,500 on top of what has already been raised. 

Our thanks to the Purple Pansy Team and to all at the Royal Bank of Scotland who sponsored their colleagues or donated to one of the many collections across the UK and overseas offices. 

If your company would like to discuss how you can get involved with the Purple Pansy Challenge scheme, please get in touch.

It’s not just companies who can skydive for us – individuals can jump too. If you want to know how, please click here to parachute for Pancreatic Cancer Action

To see footage of the skydive in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action:


    The Purple Pansy team are:

• Kate Henwood • Neil Gardiner • Vicky Locke • Lindsay Stevenson • Cherrie Carter

• Katie Warrington • Iain Brown • Saijal Mistry • Lesley McGeoch • Aimee Shirreffs

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