24 July 2013
Left to right: John Gribbon, Regional MD RBSIF, Julia Featherstone Macmillan Cancer Speaker, Stephanie Odunston (front centre purple dress) Head of Client Relations RBSIF, Clara White Fundraising Manager Macmillan Cancer and Martin Morrin, MD RBSIF
RBS Invoice Finance have raised £15,700 at a recent charity fundraising dinner held at The Queens Hotel in Leeds.
Staff from RBSIF’s Leeds and Manchester offices organised the event which has raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Barnardo’s, Oxfam, Plan International (UK), Room to Read, and WAGGGS (the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts).
Over 200 people from across the Yorkshire and Lancashire business community attended the event which was compèred by comedian Jed Stone. Guest speakers also included Yorkshire comedian Mike Farrell.
In attendance from Macmillan was the local Fundraising Manager Clara White, and also Julia Featherstone who shared the personal story of her cancer journey with the guests to emphasis the wonderful work Macmillan do to help people when they are faced with cancer.
John Gribbon, Regional Managing Director for RBS Invoice Finance in the North explained:
'Community investment is very important to us and we are delighted to raise funds to worthwhile causes and carry out incredible work across the region, across the UK and internationally.
'It is great that the local business communities across Yorkshire and Lancashire have come together to raise money for these charities and we would like to thank everyone involved for their support. Also thank you to those companies that have donated raffle prizes, including a diamond bracelet, Harvey Nichols vouchers, spa treatments and golf days. These prizes helped to raise even more money on the night.'
Clara White, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support says, 'We are so grateful to RBS Invoice Finance and everyone that supported the Charity Fundraising Dinner on Thursday evening. It was a really wonderful event and to raise £15,700 is truly incredible and will make a massive difference to the lives of people living with cancer across the UK. We want to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone and thanks to RBS Invoice Finance, we are one step closer to this goal.'