November 1, 2011

Employees take on the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Charities of the Year 2011

During two weeks in October, the Great Wall of China played host to 90 Deutsche Bank employees, in their bid to raise money for The Eve Appeal and War Child.

The group, which included staff from the Bank’s Birmingham, Jersey, London, Moscow and Sydney offices, trekked 65km. Enduring sometimes treacherous paths, the route stretched from Jiankou to Simatai, a stretch of the wall just outside of Beijing. The group scaled broken walls, ruins, farmland, narrow paths, 60° ascents and knee-jolting descents to complete their goal.

The group managed to raise over GBP160,000 for the Deutsche Bank Charities of the Year 2011.

About the Corporate Citizenship UK Charities of the Year

The Eve Appeal

One million women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year worldwide and 850,000 women die. In the UK, 50 women are diagnosed and 20 women die from a gynaecological cancer every day.

Sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers.

Despite huge advances in many areas of cancer research, the death rates for gynaecological cancer have improved very little in the last 20 years.

The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and is the only UK charity dedicated to funding research into all gynaecological cancers. Specifically, we provide crucial risk capital to fund innovative research projects focused on early detection, prediction and prevention of gynaecological cancers.

The research we fund is world leading and has already demonstrated that our aim to halve death rates from gynaecological cancer can be a reality.

War Child

War Child saves lives. It provides protection for the most marginalised children in the deadliest conflict situations: reintegrating child soldiers with their families, getting street children back into school, separating children from adults in the worst prison environments in the world.

It has low overheads and delivers value for money: in Iraq it costs 11½p per child per day to get children back into school, and it does this sustainably by investing in the ability of local organisations and authorities in a way that ensures transparency and accountability.


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