Marco Polo Events raise £86,000 for Cancer Research UK

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A successful evening of fundraising and charity awareness

Q&A panel (L-R) MPE Chairman: Peter George, Bath RFC President: David Trick, England FC player: Mark Wright, England RFC player: Gareth Chilcott.

Q&A panel (L-R) MPE Chairman: Peter George, Bath RFC President: David Trick, England FC player: Mark Wright, England RFC player: Gareth Chilcott.

The world’s leading corporate team building event UK Challenge (a division of Marco Polo Events), raised a staggering £86,353 for Cancer Research UK this evening at the iconic BT Tower.

Hosting a fundraising dinner in aid of the charity, guests were entertained with speed painting from Dave Sharpe of Britain’s Got Talent's fame, a sporting Q&A with sporting legends Mark Wright, David Trick, Darren Gough and Gareth Chilcott (plus Marco Polo Events Chairman Peter George), that followed with a tremendous gala dinner and live auction.

Of the company’s successful evening, Marco Polo Events CEO David Moran said;

“We are absolutely delighted with this amount that gives us a real start towards our overall charity target of £250,000 for CRUK this year. The generous guests made this possible and we’re incredibly thankful to have such charitable participants in this year’s UK Challenge.”

This summer will see the 28th consecutive UK Challenge take place in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. With 100 teams expected to compete across four days of adventurous team building, the leading event attracts a whole host of international interest including the likes of adidas, Brand Loyalty and Jaguar Land Rover.

Another global participant; T-Systems, picked up an award this evening for top fundraiser in the 2017 UK Challenge for last year’s charity partner Help for Heroes.

David Moran continues;

“Companies such as T-Systems play a huge part in our corporate charity goal, and we encourage all within UK Challenge to build on this outstanding achievement. Momentum and morale is strong!”

Companies interested in participating in this July’s UK Challenge can get in touch with Team Director Dylan Taylor via

The UK Challenge is the world's leading corporate team-building event that challenges teams intellectually, strategically and physically. This powerful combination has proven to deliver long lasting business benefits to the individuals and companies that take part.

Each team will rely on their teamwork, communication and ability to work under pressure to solve clues, decipher codes and complete puzzles in a bid to outsmart their rivals and complete a series of missions in the least amount of time possible.

For more information on this year’s UK Challenge click here.

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