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CHARITY: Round Table President Richard Holland's Charity Challenge

13 March 2019

On the 11th March 2019, Richard Holland RTBI National President began the huge challenge of visiting 92 football grounds in 92 hours for 92 years of Round Table, and started his challenge at the Ricoh Arena.

Round Table

Round Table is a club that invites men across the world to have fun, make friends and try something new.

They have over 35,000 members worldwide.

Round Table members meet all over the world to try white water rafting, hiking, zorbing, or perhaps go for a round of crazy golf, learn how to make the perfect sushi or take a tour of the local brewery. Round Table is the perfect way to make your weeknights as good as your weekends.

As well as improving your social life, Round Table works hard to give back to its community, raising millions of pounds for local good causes.

Richard Holland is the President of The National Association of Round Table Great Britain & Ireland.

Richard was born and raised in Birmingham and is planning to give back to a charity close to his heart.

 

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

Richard said: “When my eldest child was two years old, she required urgent surgery and was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“It was obviously a very difficult time for all of us but my family and I were truly blown away by the care and comfort that my daughter received.

“I have since heard many fellow Round Table members talk of their own experiences of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and would like to support Birmingham Children Hospital Charity by raising funds to help support their vital work.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to over 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. 

Every patient and family at Birmingham Children’s Hospital will have been touched by the hospital’s charity in some way. As a result it continually strives to do more for the sick kids in its care, whether that’s a newly refurbished playroom or ward, a state-of-the-art piece of equipment or even a toy at Christmas.

But the impact of fundraising on patient experience is much more than purely financial – it makes a real difference to the services it provides to children and their families during difficult times.

Serena Daw, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said:  “We’re delighted to be working with The Round Table and would like to say a huge thank you to Richard and all the members for choosing to fundraise for us as part of this exciting 92nd anniversary year. 

“Without kind-hearted supporters like the Round Table, we couldn’t go above and beyond every single day for our patients and families. The money they will raise will go towards our £2million Critical Journeys Appeal and take us a big step closer to ensuring critically ill children get to the right place, at the right time for the right treatment.”

 

The Challenge

Round Table Great Britain & Ireland is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year.

On the 10th March 2019, Richard Holland RTBI National President is taking on the huge challenge of breaking a world record by visiting 92 football grounds in 92 hours for 92 years of Round Table.

He started from the Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City Football Club, arriving at his beloved Aston Villa Football Club on Round Table Day on Thursday 14th March 2019.

Richard has set his sights high, as he aims to raise £92,000!

He won’t be able to do this without the generosity of the community and would very much welcome sponsorship for this epic challenge.

You can sponsor Richard online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/92in92for92 

To find out more about how you can join Round Table, visit www.roundtable.co.uk or text Join and your postcode to 60066.


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