2017 charity partner Save the Children is also the charity partner of Principal Sponsor RB. We asked Save the children to tell us about their work and what they have achieved with RB. This is what they told us:
"Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world we give children a healthy start in life, the opporutnity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We’ve been working with RB since 2003. So far the partnership has raised £33 million and directly impacted the lives of 1.7 million children.
In 2013 we launched a major new global initialtive to stop chlildren under 5 dying from diarrhoea. The global partnership between RB and Save the Children is a unique and ground-breaking programme in Nigeria and India to help eradicate child deaths from diarrhoea. Each year around 526,000 children die from diarrhoea – it’s a leading killer of children under five.
Funded by RB, the Stop Diarrhoea Initiative, combines RB’s expertise in product development and research and Save the Children’s experience of delivering life-saving work to help prevent this unnecessary killer.
RB’s 60 offices around the world play a significant part in the company’s global commitment to Save the children. In 2016 employees and RB contributed an incredible £4.5 million to fund our global Stop Diarrhoea Initiative, as well as supporting programmes locally.
A number of RB employees are taking part in this year’s RB Hull Marathon to support Save the Chldren. If you fancy taking part in a run or a challenge to help make change for children around the world just contact us at this email address: Events@savethechildren.org.uk"
Bragging rights are at stake on 24 September when identical twins Fraser and Benedict Brown will be racing against each other in their first marathon.
Fraser works in Hull as an R&D Assistant on Strepsils for our Principal Sponsor RB and will be raising funds for charity partner Save the Children UK. Benedict is a pharmacy student and is currently working in a hospital in their home city of Derby.
It was Fraser’s idea to run the Hull Marathon as it is sponsored by his employer and he thought it would be a fun thing to do with his brother. Fraser’s estimated finish time is 3:45 but Benedict is aiming for 3:35. They are very competitive and it's a first marathon for them both so it could be close. Good luck to them both and may the best man win!
It’s just over 5 week’s till race day and it's not too late to sign up for the marathon, relays or Fitmums & Friends Fun Run. Go to http://ow.ly/KIaY30eiVPe for more information and online registration.