CREDIT SUISSE TRIATHLON CHALLENGE RAISES OVER £15,000
Credit Suisse triathlon challenge raises more than £15,000 for Friends
of Frossard Children’s Ward, Cooper Brouard’s chosen charity.
Work on Frossard Ward’s new outdoor play area will begin later this
year after Credit Suisse’s triathlon challenge raised more than £15,000.
The play area, which will transform the neglected garden into a usable
outdoor space for patients and their families, will cost around £35,000
and is the latest project for the Friends of Frossard Children’s Ward
charity. Credit Suisse has chosen Friends of Frossard Children’s Ward
as its charity of the year and organised an all-day fundraising challenge
last month with the aim of raising £10,000. The Hel(l)vetia Challenge,
named after Credit Suisse’s headquarters on South Esplanade, saw
two teams complete a triathlon-inspired route 25 times.
‘We can’t quite believe how much Credit Suisse raised from this
incredible challenge,’ said Cathy Gallienne, founder of Friends of
Frossard Ward, who took part along with charity co-founder and
Cooper Brouard colleague Matt Brouard, along with fellow colleagues
Ross Le Marquand, Heather Barrell and Ben McVey.
‘They exceeded their ambitious target of raising £10,000 before the
challenge had even begun, which is just brilliant. It was really fantastic
to see how enthusiastic everyone was and how committed the
participants were in helping us make our plan a reality. We can’t thank
Team Awesome saw 100 Credit Suisse employees, including senior
managers from London and Zurich as well as former managing director
Roy McGregor, join with representatives from the event sponsors and
businesses who work closely with Credit Suisse. Starting at 5am,
members individually completed either a 500m sea swim in Havelet
Bay, a 1.5km cycle up and down the Val des Terres or a 2.25km run
from Havelet to the Aquarium and then back along to the slip below
Castle Cornet until 25 full laps of the route had been completed.
Team B, made up of just five people including Credit Suisse Channel
Islands CEO Paul Annegarn and Guernsey Rugby stars Cameron
Craine and Dan Hill, completed the same route in rotation.
‘I am extremely proud of every single person who took part,’ said Mr
‘Everyone took on a personal challenge and gave 100% and the
camaraderie and team spirit was more than I expected. To raise so
much money shows how passionate everyone at Credit Suisse, and
the sponsors and companies who joined in, is about Frossard Ward
and the incredible care it gives young islanders.’
Mr Annegarn also expressed his thanks to Babbe, Recarta, C5
Alliance, Offshore, Cooper Brouard, The International Stock Exchange
and The Ivy Trust who all sponsored the event and to Guernsey Police,
the Harbour Office and the Yacht Club for their support.
‘Their support helped make the event the success it was’ he said.
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