London Stock Exchange wecomes Royal Bank of Canada and Great Ormond Street Hospital

London Stock Exchange welcomed Royal Bank of Canada and Great Ormond Street Hospital to open today’s trading.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has a long-standing commitment to the wellbeing of children in the communities it serves. The bank’s partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital and its sponsorship of the annual 5km family fun run, RBC Race for the Kids, is part of that commitment. This Race, now in its sixth year, attracted 6,000 runners to London’s Battersea Park and took place under bright blue skies. Fundraisers from across RBC’s Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Investor & Treasury Services, and Global Asset Management businesses, together with family members and friends raised a record £300,000 for the charity. The funds will help support a £20 million development of the GOSH neurosciences centre which will help to increase patient capacity, update equipment and centralise key facilities.   

Great Ormond Street Hospital is a world-renowned children's hospital and research facility that undertakes essential work for the health and well-being of children in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Dave Thomas, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Europe, said "Today’s ceremony at the London Stock Exchange concludes yet another fantastic RBC Race for the Kids campaign. We are incredibly proud of our association with Great Ormond Street Hospital and of all the work it does to advance the care and treatment of children. I would like to thank Team RBC for its fundraising efforts this year and congratulate everyone who took part in June’s Race."