#BeatTheBoss challenge saw 109 Partners attempt to go faster than the TSB CEO
On Saturday 8 August 2015, 109 TSB Partners from across the UK took part in the London Triathlon , raising nearly £50,000 for 42 charities as they competed against the Bank's Chief Executive in his #BeatTheBoss challenge.
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, plus an extra £50 if they managed to beat his time.
Paul completed the sprint distance triathlon in 1 hour 18 minutes 50 seconds. One Partner managed to #BeatTheBoss, while a further 11 managed to beat Paul in one of the three disciplines (swim, cycle, run), resulting in Paul providing an additional £600 to charity.
This means TSB Partners have now raised nearly £50,000 for their chosen charities as a result of the triathlon. To find out up-to-date information about the charities supported and how much has been raised, visit the TSB team's JustGiving page .
Paul Pester, Chief Executive Officer of TSB Bank, says:"Saturday's London Triathlon was the culmination of many months of training for over 100 Partners right across TSB. The atmosphere on the day was fantastic and it was great to see so many friends and family out to support our TSB triathletes who put in a brilliant performance - especially those who #BeatTheBoss!
"We've raised nearly £50,000 for over 40 different good causes across the UK, reinforcing TSB's commitment to supporting local communities right across Britain - a fantastic achievement for everyone involved!"
Breast Cancer Care
Partners were free to support a charity of their choice, and Paul supported Breast Cancer Care , raising over £13,000 - exceeding his personal target of £10,000.
Paul Pester continued:"As well as sponsoring all TSB Partners taking part, I also fundraised 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.
Notes to editors
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.
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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.
The London Triathlon took place on 8-9 thAugust 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 charityor call their free Helpline on 0808 800 6000.