Bromley employee gets award from Earl of Wessex for fundraising efforts
PUBLISHED: 14:43 02 December 2016
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary
An employee at a Bromley accounting firm has been commended by the Earl of Wessex after raising hundreds of pounds for the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award.
Oscar Witcher was given a special pin and certificate by Prince Edward after organising fundraising events in RSM’s Bromley and Tunbridge Wells offices.
The 25-year-old helped coordinate a Tough Mudder run and a British Military Fitness mud run.
“It is a really nice achievement,” he said. “I was not expecting it, but it was nice to be recognised. It was a good experience.
“We have been trying to get all the offices involved. It has been getting everyone’s morale up.
“It is a good experience and gets you chatting to people from different departments. It gives you something to bond over.”
The awards were presented at a business breakfast event to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the DofE Award.
Although the DofE is usually limited to 14 to 24-year-olds, in its Diamond Anniversary year the charity is calling on people of all ages to have an adventure, learn a new skill or challenge themselves personally.
“I definitely recommend other people get involved,” Mr Witcher added. “It does not take much effort and it is a great experience.”