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1 Sep 2020
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It’s been a flying start to the RBC SLT Community Challenge. There have been so many individuals, businesses and clubs taking part and getting behind it that we’ve already hit our 20,000km target.
So RBC and SLT have decided to up the ante! If we can reach 100,000km RBC will trigger an additional £20,000 donation making it £40,000 in total.
The challenge has already captured the imagination in Jersey with Super League’s partners signing up to back the cause.
Haydn Taylor, managing director of Ravenscroft in Jersey, said: “Ravenscroft has supported Super League Triathlon since it first came to Jersey and each year it has evolved and grown to become the biggest sporting event in the Channel Islands with thousands of spectators watching from across the world.
“It’s obviously disappointing that it can’t happen as planned but the team has done a phenomenal job to create a community challenge which will bring islanders together. Our Ravenscroft team and sporting ambassadors will be getting involved and we are looking forward to hearing more from islanders who are going the extra mile.”
Mourant managing partner, Dan Birtwhistle, said: “We’re really pleased to partner with SLT in encouraging everyone in the business community to get involved in this challenge that aims to get employees together to take part in clocking up kilometres, demonstrating inclusivity on a global scale, while promoting and embracing team spirit.
“We’re passionate about the wellbeing of our employees, their families and our clients, so I’m pleased to say Team Mourant will be putting its best foot forward to log as much mileage as possible in this challenge. We are confident in our collective ability as a community to smash the 20,000km target that’s been set.”
Daragh McDermott, Managing Director, JT, said: “Enabling people to successfully overcome challenges is at the very heart of RBC SLT Jersey, and given how 2020 has gone so far, we’ve never been more proud to support them in helping connect our community and bring people together in a new and exciting way. It has also been a year when our physical and mental health has come into sharp focus, and that makes this new TwentyforTwenty challenge even more important.
“We’ll be encouraging everyone to get involved and even contributing a few kilometres will help Jersey reach the 20,000km total, and to generate the essential funds from RBC for Mind Jersey. Since we can’t all get together physically for the SLT this year, through our involvement JT can help our community to connect virtually instead using our world class connectivity. We see this challenge as a perfect opportunity for Jersey to come together after a really tough year so far, and help to raise funds for a charity whilst keeping fit and having fun. We’ll also be providing some tech wearables as prizes throughout the campaign so keep an eye on JT’s social media.”
The challenge was established to keep alive the spirit of Super League in Jersey following the cancellation of this year’s event, and to promote health and wellbeing in the community while also supporting a fantastic charity.
Participants can easily log their activities either via an upload from Garmin or by entering their distances manually. Every kilometer covered helps towards reaching the total and releasing the donation to Mind Jersey.
Sign-up is quick and easy and can be done via our website
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