BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions began supporting Together for Short Lives in 2018 through their Bristol office. BNP Paribas staff have already raised a fantastic £19,000 in the first year alone, helping families with seriously ill children to get the right support and making a lifetime of difference.
Staff at BNP Paribas offices were enthusiastic to get involved in the partnership from the outset, with over 30 colleagues joining in on our 2018 Together we Trek event as their yearly Big Challenge. Together they raised over £12,000 in sponsorship funds through months of office bake sales and training sessions, before joining us on the big event of trekking a grueling 22-miles of Wiltshire countryside – at night.
This event gave us the opportunity to go through a difficult challenge together as a team and test our limits. We were inspired by the courage demonstrated by families and children dealing with sickness. A night out walking is nothing compared to living with illness and we are glad we can make a difference for them.Benoit LaFlamme, Head of Rental Solutions UK
The Bristol office will continue to raise vital funds throughout 2019 to support the 49,000 seriously ill children and their families across the UK. This year colleagues will take on another Big Challenge: trekking the Welsh 4 Peaks. Staff are also keen to dedicate more time to volunteering.
To find out more visit BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ website.