4 August 2015

#Beattheboss: £50,000 charity challenge from TSB CEO at the London Triathlon

On Saturday 8 August 2015, over 100 TSB Partners from across the UK will take part in this year's London Triathlon , raising thousands of pounds for good causes as they compete against the Bank's Chief Executive in his #BeatTheBoss challenge.

Earlier this year, TSB Partners were encouraged to take part in the event by TSB's Chief Executive, Paul Pester , who personally committed to sponsor all those who participate £50 to go to a charity of their choice. As an added incentive, Pester further laid down the gauntlet by promising to double his sponsorship for any TSB Partner who beats his time - so he's on the hook for in excess of £10,000.

So far, TSB Partners have raised over £30,000 for their chosen charities. This will be topped up considerably by Paul's personal sponsorship for each TSB Partner, and even more so if Partners manage to #BeatTheBoss on the day - and they aim to raise over £50,000 in total.

To find out up-to-date information about the charities supported and how much has been raised, visit the TSB team's JustGiving page .

 

TSB Beat The Boss London Triathlon Infographic

 

Paul Pester, Chief Executive Officer of TSB Bank, says: "I've been overwhelmed by the number of TSB Partners who have signed up to take part in this year's London Triathlon.  I know lots of Partners have been training hard to beat my time so the pressure is definitely on!

"The London Triathlon is a fantastic opportunity to bring together a team of TSB Partners from right across the business to have some fun together and raise as much money for charities across the UK - reinforcing TSB's commitment to supporting local communities right across Britain."

Breast Cancer Care

Paul is supporting Breast Cancer Care and has already raised over £13,000 - exceeding his personal target of £10,000.

Paul Pester continued : "As well as sponsoring all TSB Partners taking part, I am also fundraising for Breast Cancer Care, a charity that is very close to my heart, to fuel the fantastic work they do in supporting people with breast cancer and their families."

Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist breast cancer support charity working throughout the UK, supporting millions of people and their families and campaigning for better support and care.

Local Charity Partnership Programme

As well as encouraging staff to take part in fundraising events like the London Triathlon, TSB also gives its Partners the freedom to pick their own Local Charity Partners based on the needs of their local community.  Every single TSB branch and office site, supported by local customers, has got behind the programme following its launch at the start of the year and partnered with a local charity, club or society that serves their community.  Nearly 500 charities are now benefiting from fundraising support from their local TSB, and the Bank recently increased its fundraising target for 2015 to £400,000. In addition to fundraising activity, TSB also encourages staff to spend a day when they would normally be working out in their community supporting a local good cause.

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Notes to editors

About TSB
TSB was created to bring more competition to British banking - to be a real challenger to the big banks and to deliver the kind of banking the people of Britain want. TSB only serves local customers and local businesses, to help fuel local economies, because communities thriving across Britain is a good thing for all of us.

We have a simple, straightforward and transparent banking model and make clear on our website how we operate and make money. We offer the products and services people tell us they want, with none of the funny stuff people normally associate with traditional banks.

Our 4.7 million customers, award winning mobile and digital banking, nationwide network of branches and 8,700 Partners mean we are big enough to make a difference, but small enough to be an agile challenger to the entire market.

For further information about TSB Bank plc, please visit our website www.tsb.co.uk.

About The London Triathlon

The London Triathlon is the World's largest triathlon where teams from companies of all sizes come together, outside of the office, to train and fundraise towards a shared goal which is a great way to promote fitness, wellbeing and a healthy rivalry in the workplace.

Offering three different race distances, plus the option for colleagues to compete together as part of a team-relay, the London Triathlon has options to cater for first-timers through to seasoned tri-athletes.

London Triathlon, taking place on 8-9th August 2015, at London Dockland's ExCeL Centre.

For further information on The London Triathlon:  www.thelondontriathlon.com

About Breast Cancer Care

For further information about Breast Cancer Care: Breast Cancer Care | The breast cancer support charity or call their free Helpline on 0808 800 6000.