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Thousands raised at London Triathlon

Company teams raise £60,000 for Concern at London Triathlon.

Company teams competing for Concern Worldwide in the London Triathlon have so far raised over £60,000. Despite the wind and rain, eight teams braved the elements to take part in the swim, bike and run challenge to raise money for Concern’s work in Sierra Leone.

Concern teams took part in the Olympic relay, completing a 1,500 metre swim, 40 kilometre bike ride and 10 kilometre run. Places were sponsored by shipping company Marine Capital, who also entered a team in the event. Other companies raising money for Concern were Antrak Group, Meridian Marine Management, Ince and Co., Bank of Scotland, Orchestra and JLT Group. The event took place on 9 and 10 August.

  • Photos of Concern teams at the London Triathlon

Where money raised is spent

Ince and co were the first team to make it home, whilst the Bank of Scotland team lead the way in fundraising, with £25,000 raised to date. The money raised will support health, education and livelihoods projects in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, improving access to clean water, health clinics and high-quality education for people in 323 villages.

Concern Worldwide’s Gemma Oakley is thrilled with the efforts of the all teams: “All of the teams did fantastically well for Concern. To raise over £60,000, with money still coming in, is a wonderful achievement and will make a real difference for thousands of people living in communities devastated by civil war in Sierra Leone.”

The London Triathlon is the largest event of its kind in the world. The world’s top triathletes compete in the elite race, raising £1 million pounds for charity.