On Saturday, 17th February, 35 of our Rapport Ambassadors ran, walked and climbed up the 877 steps of Broadgate Tower in aid of our charity partner, Action on Hearing Loss.
Hearing loss affects millions of people in the UK and it’s a growing problem.
Action on Hearing Loss is the largest charity in the UK supporting people affected by hearing loss – and Rapport are supporting this worthwhile charity to help fund the research and to provide practical and emotional support to those living with this life-changing condition every day.
Thank you to all of the Ambassadors who participated and cheered on the runners on the day, you were all amazing and we raised over £3,000 which is fantastic.
Have a look at the video of the event https://youtu.be/14AYbhfASFA
That is why in July 2017, sixty of us ran 5.6km (3 miles) in Battersea Park, as part of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge – a global celebration of teamwork. This is the fifth consecutive year we have risen to this challenge, so well done to everyone who took part on the day! As always, Rapport contributed towards the entry costs for those involved.
Our fastest male contestant was Jonas Green from Dentons, who finished in just over 24 minutes. Natalia Perez from Omnicom was the fastest female Rapport Ambassador when she crossed the line in just over 28 minutes. You will agree that both very impressive times.
This was the first year that the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge London partnered with Cancer Research UK – a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom.
On Thursday 9th March, Tower 42 once again hosted the Vertical Challenge to raise funds for Shelter, the charity supporting homeless people.
As part of their ‘Giving Something Back’ Programme, a team from Rapport took part in climbing the 42 storey Tower comprising 932 steps, and raised over £1,000 for this great cause. Rapport is very proud to provide the reception and concierge services to Tower 42 in a partnership which dates back to 2012.
Pictured above are the Rapport team of runners along with Barry Rushmer, General Manager of Tower 42, and TV Presenter and Model and Shelter Ambassador Nell McAndrew.
Greg Mace, Managing Director of Rapport (second from right) commented “The Vertical Challenge was great fun and we are grateful to all of our Rapport ambassadors and friends who have supported us to raise money for such a worthwhile charity. The organisation of the event by the Tower 42 team and Shelter has been amazing. We are proud to be associated with Tower 42 and Barry and his team”
Pictured below, from Left to Right are:
Jonathan Kelk, Ruta Krolyte, Nell McAndrew, Barry Rushmer, Lilian Bormans, Greg Mace and Dirk Talsma.
It is a 5.6km (3 miles) run in Battersea Park. The run is in aid of the charity “Age UK” – An organisation aiming to help people make the most of later life. Rapport has contributed £20 towards each Rapport competitor running (or walking!!) as part of our charitable fundraising for 2016.
Last year was a great success with a total of 14,394 runners and 180 Rapport and RA colleagues participating in the run and of course the post run food and drinks. This year is sure to be a very fun, and tiring, day as well.
Last year Rogier from Thomson Reuters was the fastest male participant from Rapport and Joanna from Citi the fastest female from Rapport. Neither is running this year so the top spot is wide open! Good luck to everyone who will be running! Most importantly, have fun and thank you for supporting Age UK.