RSM East Midlands complete seven mile walk for DofE Diamond Challenge

East Midlands partnersRSM East Midlands partners have completed a charity challenge to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in its Diamond Anniversary year.

On 11 October 2016, a group of eight RSM partners joined by three staff from Towry gathered at Lakeside Arts Centre to embark on a four-hour walk covering over seven miles. Led by Richard Brackenbury from Brackenbury’s Britain, the group set off towards Wollaton Park and passed landmarks including Crown Island, the Jubilee Campus, St. Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham Castle and the Old Market Square, finishing at Lace Market.

The event coincides with the DofE’s 60th year, and supports the Charity’s Diamond Challenge, a one-off initiative encouraging people of all ages to take on a DofE inspired challenge.

All RSM offices in the UK are taking part in the Diamond Challenge and around 1,000 staff have already signed up to take part in challenges, including living off a £10 food and drink budget for one week, surviving a week without a smartphone and walking from the RSM Leicester office to the Nottingham office. In addition to the support for the DofE Diamond Challenge, RSM launched the Gold DofE Award for its own school leavers and graduates in February.

Richard King, RSM’s office managing partner in Nottingham, said:

‘It was fantastic to be a part of the East Midlands walking challenge to support the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this year. It also presented a great opportunity for a team building exercise and we all thoroughly enjoyed hearing Richard Brackenbury’s insightful knowledge of the East Midlands.

‘We are proud of our continued support of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and it is great to see so many of our colleagues signing up to take part in the DofE Diamond Challenge and raising money for such a worthy cause.’