RSM Bristol’s netball tournament raises £2,800 for local mental health charity

RSM Bristol hosted its first mixed charity netball tournament since the pandemic took hold, raising £2,800 for Off the Record (OTR) Bristol, a mental health charity providing information and support to young people within the local community.

A total of 15 companies took part in the tournament. Attendees included local lawyers, banks, wealth managers and investors, as well as members of the OTR team. The winners of the event were NatWest, with Evelyn Partners as the runners up.

In addition to the tournament, a raffle was organised, with prizes including a go karting experience at Absolutely Karting and a 2-course lunch at BOX-E. RSM would like to thank all the local firms who kindly donated a prize and helped to raise money for OTR.

Employees at RSM’s Bristol office voted to raise money for OTR Bristol. The organisation was established in 1965, as the first young people’s information, advice and counselling service in the country. OTR provides various services including weekly drop-in sessions, opportunities to get involved in local art projects and yoga and relaxation courses – all in support of mental health and wellbeing.

RSM Bristol has already raised over £4,500 for local charities through previous charity netball tournaments in 2018 and 2019.

Kate Reid, partner and Bristol’s office managing partner at RSM UK, comments: ‘It was brilliant to hold our first charity netball event after two years of Covid-related disruption. The turnout was testament to the camaraderie of the local business community and its commitment to support local causes. The amount we’ve managed to raise for such a great charity is going to help Off the Record which really goes the extra mile in providing support for young individuals.’

Liam McKinnon, Director of Engagement at Off the Record Bristol, said: ‘We are really excited that RSM has supported OTR at their charity netball event this year! It was an amazing tournament. A massive thank you to Lucy and Clare who have been organising and liaising with us. Funds raised help OTR to reach even more young people across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset with creative mental health and wellbeing projects. Partnerships like this are incredibly important to OTR!’