On Sunday 20 May, a team from Marsden Building Society took to the water in Skipton Rotary Club’s Dragon Boat Race, and raised over £600 for Alzheimer’s Society.
‘The Mighty Marsden’ team was made up of 18 members of staff, from customer representatives, head office staff, Non-Executive Directors and their Chief Executive too. The event had over 15 teams taking part and were judged on their best time and best fancy dress.
To help fundraise and prepare for the event, Pendle Leisure Trust supported with a rowing machine for the day and on Friday 4 May, the Marsden team took their turn to row in the Marsden’s Nelson branch. Altogether, they clocked up nearly 90,000 miles across the day, receiving donations from both staff and branch members who were visiting the branch.
Marsden took part in three races at the event on Sunday 20 May at Coniston Lake in Skipton but unfortunately didn’t make it through to the finals. Nonetheless, a fundraising total of £674.56 was the main result of the day and so the team will put their oars down… until next year.
Rob Pheasey, Chief Executive at the Marsden, said, “We were thrilled to be able to take part in this event and raise money for a fantastic charity. The day was a great success and we all had fun trying a new activity. A big thank you to Skipton Rotary Club for organising the event, to Pendle Leisure Trust for lending their rowing machine and finally to our team members and customers who helped raise so much.”