Teams of colleagues from businesses across the Isle of Man began training this week for a chance to become champions of the KPMG Promenade Relay Race. Taking place on Friday 22nd March, the KPMG Promenade Relay will see serious athletes and fun runners alike complete the 10km Douglas Promenade course in teams of either 2 or 4.
The event is sponsored by The Claremont, Boston Group, Shoprite, Appleby, Barclays, Pokerstars, Mann Link Travel, Skandia and the Douglas Development Partnership, while participants will also collect their own fundraising money in aid of Rebecca House, the children’s wing of Hospice IOM and KPMG’s democratically chosen Charity of the Year for 2013.
Manager at KPMG LLC, Paul Cawley, explained KPMG’s inspiration for the event: “We are fortunate that a number of our employees are keen sportspersons and that as a firm we have a strong sense of commitment to our communities. It is very clear that the Island’s business community and the wider general public share these qualities from the very encouraging number of entries received so far. There is a great cross-section of industries entering the event which will add a different competitive element to what I hope will turn into an annual event. Rebecca House is a wonderful charity and I am proud to see from the great response we’ve had so far that the Island’s business community is well aware of the fantastic work it does for children that face life limiting illnesses. It seems the hard work has now paid off so I urge everyone who can to come down and show their support during what is certain to be great event.”
Mary Doyle, PR and Marketing Manager for Hospice Isle of Man said: “We are delighted to be working with KPMG this year and are really grateful to the team at this firm for organising a Promenade Relay. We are also grateful to all the sponsors that have come on board.” Our children’s Hospice, Rebecca House, currently looks after 23 children, ranging in age from six months to 14 years old so events such as this not only allow individuals and companies to get involved in a community way but raise our children’s Hospice profile and income – thank you to everyone involved.”
For more race information, entry and sponsorship forms, visit www.kpmg.co.im/promenaderelay or contact the KPMG team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants are also invited to contact Paul Cawley at KPMG on 01624 681 075. The Promenade Relay opens for sign on from 4:30pm for a 5:30pm start.