Graduates from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have raised £6,905 for national disability charity Sense, after taking over four Sense shops based in London and competing against each other to make as much money as possible.
40 graduates from the scheme were split into four groups and assigned to shops in Walworth, Peckham Rye, Holloway and Streatham late last year. Over the course of five weeks, they were tasked with generating stock and arranging its delivery as well as organising fundraising activities.
Hugh Vermont, a graduate on the RBS scheme, who participated in the challenge, said “It was a great opportunity to use and develop my entrepreneurial skills whilst volunteering and supporting a fantastic nationwide charity. It was greatly fulfilling to understand what our fundraising efforts would achieve for Sense going forward.”
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs, including those who are deaf-blind, to be understood, connected and valued. Sense supports children, young people and adults in their home and in the community, in their education and transition to adulthood and through its holidays, arts, sports and well-being programmes. Sense campaigns passionately for the rights of the people it serves, and offers practical help and support to families and carers, including information, advice, short breaks and family events. For more information please visit www.sense.org.uk