Staff from private bank Arbuthnot Latham are hoping to raise GBP20,000 for children’s literacy charity Beanstalk by competing in this year’s London Triathlon.
As part of the private bank’s corporate social responsibility programme, chief executive James Fleming, along with senior corporate development manager Mark Chappell and wealth planning executive Tom Bostock will tackle the 1500m swim, 10k run and 40k bike ride, respectively.
Fleming says: “This is such a worthwhile cause that I felt that I had to get involved personally to ‘do my bit’ to help raise much needed funds for Beanstalk.
“My fellow competitors, Mark Chappell and Tom Bostock, and I are all very excited to be taking part in the London Triathlon and at the same time raising funds to help children’s literacy.”
The London Triathlon takes place on 2 and 3 August and is the world’s biggest triathlon, each year welcoming over 13,000 triathletes of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run around London routes.
Beanstalk’s chief executive officer, Sue Porto, says: “The Beanstalk Corporate Challenge is corporate social responsibility with a difference. At Beanstalk, supporting learning is central to all we do so it was natural that when we came to set up the Corporate Challenge we wanted it to be a worthwhile learning and development experience for the teams involved.”