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Redwood Bank supports cancer teen charity’s virtual fundraising challenge

Staff at a Hertfordshire Challenger Bank are joining forces to raise funds for a teenage cancer charity.

Redwood Bank has pledged to raise as much as they collectively can for Teens Unite, an organisation which supports young people fighting cancer.


Each employee has been challenged to walk, cycle, or run as many miles as they can between March and April to contribute towards the charity’s goal of 25,000 miles.

2019 Activity Stay; Mill Hill School in Mil Hill Village, North London

Every year Teens Unite arranges trips abroad for some of the young people it supports, but because of COVID-19, all abroad adventures have been cancelled.


So, to avoid disappointment and keep up awareness, the charity launched its first Virtual Overseas Challenge. The goal is to travel at least 25,000 miles, which is the equivalent distance of travelling around the world.


2019 Activity Stay; Mill Hill School in Mil Hill Village, North London 

Each participant’s miles will count toward the charity’s overall campaign goal, and Redwood’s staff have already got underway with this fitness fundraiser.


Gary Wilkinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Redwood Bank, said:

"This is a fantastic cause and one that we are very proud to get behind and support. There are 2,555 new cases of cancer diagnosed in teenagers and young adults in the UK each year, which is devastating.

"We have encouraged all our staff to take part in fundraising for this worthy cause and to get active again as lockdown restrictions are eased."


To sponsor Redwood Bank, click here.


To sponsor Teens Unite directly, click here.

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For further details contact Laura Pearce at Strand PR on [email protected] or 01763 274674 / 07903 106405.

Redwood Bank was launched in August 2017, with a firm commitment to support Britain’s SMEs, a responsibility the Bank continues to stand by. The Bank does this by offering secured SME mortgages for business owners, as well as for experienced commercial and residential property investors.

It delivers fast and efficient mortgage decisions to help its business customers seize property opportunities, and also offers competitive business savings accounts. Redwood Bank was founded by Jonathan Rowland and Gary Wilkinson. It has a unique private-public ownership structure in which Warrington Borough Council has a one-third stake.