RSM raises £3,000 for charity via dragon boat race

07 August 2019 Consultancy.uk

Consultants from RSM have raised thousands of pounds for international charities via a boat race in Cumbria. The firm’s team of 17 finished fourth in the yearly Dragon Boat Regatta on Lake Windermere.

Each year, the Dragon Boat Regatta returns to Gloucester Docks to stage a colourful and popular event. Companies, societies and groups of friends make up the 30 teams paddling against one another in a boat race with many firms raising money toward a good cause via their participation.

This year, a team of 17 people from RSM competed against rowers from across the Cumbria region in the name of Paddlers for Life, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, and Cumbria-Rungwe Community Link. Having won two initial heats, the team finished its final race in fourth place overall.

RSM raises £3,000 for charity via dragon boat race

Paddlers for Life, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, and Cumbria-Rungwe Community Link each provide much needed support to people in need, locally and in Tanzania and Belarus. RSM’s performance on the water enabled it to raise almost £3,000 of funds for its chosen charities.

Commenting on his team’s performance, captain Richard Arnott – also a Director at RSM – said, “It was great to take part in this year’s Dragon Boat Regatta. We had a great team of colleagues and clients who put their all into training and the races on the day, which has been a lot of fun… and we are committed to raising as much money as possible for these three great causes."

Across the UK, RSM works with a diverse range of charities, and traditionally uses the summer months to raise money for them via a plethora of enjoyable means. 2018 saw RSM donated to the 'Everton in the Community' Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award programme, aimed at reaching some of the most disadvantaged youth in the UK. Meanwhile in 2017, to support the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’s mission with improving their combat against the lethal disease, RSM Audit Director Anna Spencer-Gray won a Strictly Ballroom charity event, raising over £1,000 for the foundation along the way.


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