A huge thanks to young civil servants who powered through a 24 hour spinathon to raise money for MyBnk!
Deep in the heart of Whitehall, members of the Fast Stream team sweated it out on several alternate four hour cycle tours. Not that they needed any extra pressure to cross the finish line, their bosses turned up! Vince Cable, Business Secretary and University Minister David Willetts popped in to give some encouragement and to find out about MyBnk’s financial education and enterprise programmes.
So far the 19 strong team has raised over £900 – meaning we can arm nearly 100 young people with key money management skills or give scores of youths their first enterprise experience in a live market loans challenge. There are lots more challenges to come, including scaling the Yorkshire Three Peaks and next month the team will be collecting donations at tube stations around London.
“We’re doing a spinathon because MyBnk is giving support and valuable teaching to young people which is important especially in today’s climate. It’s a fun way to raise money and a good challenge as well as getting the wider department involved as there’s a lot of people in this building that are interested in enterprise as well so it’s really good to showcase what MyBnk do.” Ruth, Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
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