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Deutsche Bank Cycle Tour 2015 raises funds for eight NGOs in Mauritius

October 2015 │ Mauritius

The Deutsche Bank 100km Cycle Tour took place in Mauritius on Sunday, October 11, 2015. This year’s race saw 720 riders take part, including 42 Deutsche Bank staff.

The participants took up a sporting challenge and a charitable one at the same time. Professional cyclists, beginners and families competed to support the eight Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and non-profit organisations which were the beneficiaries of the event, including PAWS, SAFIRE, the Pamplemousses Dolphin Swimming Club, TIPA, the “Centre National de Formation de Cyclisme”, PILS, Lions Club and Open Mind.A total of Rs 215,100 was raised , which the beneficiaries will use to carry out their projects.

Friedrich Philips, Chief Country Officer of Deutsche Bank Mauritius, said, "Beside the pleasure of competing, the Deutsche Bank 100km Cycle Tour encourages cyclists to participate for a good cause. It is an excellent platform to give visibility to NGOs. This year again, cyclists helped to collect a good amount of money, to which Deutsche Bank added Rs 150 per participant. We hope that the 2016 edition will be even better."

After the race, the beneficiaries attended the prize-giving ceremony , during which a symbolic check presentation took place. Angélique de La Hogue, Programme Manager of TIPA, said, “We thank Deutsche Bank for its support to NGOs. It is important for us to have financial partners who renew their commitment to us, so that our actions for the development of vulnerable populations are sustainable.”

A dozen of children of the Pamplemousses Dolphin Swimming Club participated in the 15km race of the Cycle Tour on brand-new bikes donated by Deutsche Bank Mauritius. This donation is in line with another Corporate Responsibility activity of the Bank, which aims to support the Duathlon/Triathlon project that the organisation and the Bank will hold in the next few months.

Deutsche Bank Mauritius also organised a Family Day for staff on the same day. A team of 15 staff collaborated to organise the event, which saw 470 staff and family attending, and 50 visitors present. With the largest number of attendees since the first Family Day, this year’s event was a big success for the branch. The Deutsche Bank family spent an enjoyable day together, outside work.

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