Bromley employee gets award from Earl of Wessex for fundraising efforts

PUBLISHED: 14:43 02 December 2016

Oscar Witcher (fourth from left) meets Prince Edward

Oscar Witcher (fourth from left) meets Prince Edward


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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.”

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