DANISH INVESTMENT BANK GROUP RAISED $15,000 FOR CHILDREN’S CANCER FOUNDATION THROUGH CYCLING EVENT

DANISH INVESTMENT BANK GROUP RAISED $15,000

FOR CHILDREN’S CANCER FOUNDATION THROUGH CYCLING EVENT

Visiting Japanese professional rider Takashi Miyazawa of Team Saxo-Tinkoff was on hand to present the cheque to CCF and interact with kids recovering from cancer

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(11 November 2013, Singapore) – Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd (“Saxo Capital Markets”), the Singapore-based wholly owned subsidiary of Saxo Bank, raised a total of $15,000 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) through its “Beat The Pro” Challenge held on 7 November and sale of limited-edition Team Saxo water bottles.

Leveraging its sponsorship of Danish professional cycling outfit Team Saxo, which is one of the top teams in the UCI ProTour, Saxo Capital Markets invited visiting pro rider Takashi Miyazawa to Singapore en-route to the Tour de Bintan (9-10 November).

Besides taking part in the “Beat The Pro” Challenge last Thursday, the Japanese rider also made an appearance this morning at the CCF facility located at the Novena Specialist Centre along with staff volunteers from Saxo Capital Markets to interact with a group of children recovering from cancer

Besides taking part in the “Beat The Pro” Challenge last Thursday, the Japanese rider also made an appearance this morning at the CCF facility located at the Novena Specialist Centre along with staff volunteers from Saxo Capital Markets to interact with a group of children recovering from cancer.

Along with Saxo Capital Markets’ Asia Pacific CEO Mr Kazuaki Takabatake, Miyazawa also presented the cheque for the amount raised by the investment bank to representatives of the local charity.

The 35-year-old Team Saxo rider, who is a team mate of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, took on 10 local cycling enthusiasts in a simulated road race of the Alpe d’Huez, which is one of the famed stages of the Tour de France, at indoor cycling gym Athlete Lab situated along Amoy Street during the event last Thursday.

“It is my second trip to the Tour de Bintan but this is the first time I am stopping over in Singapore for such charity events,” said Miyazawa. “I thoroughly enjoyed it last Thursday cycling against the local amateurs and they really gave me a tough race, but it was all in good fun and for a good cause.

“I am also very happy to be able to visit the children today and see the smiles on their innocent faces despite the fact that they are suffering from cancer. I am glad to be able to do my part to help the charity.”

Added Mr Takabatake, who is also a cycling enthusiast himself: “Saxo Bank has been a keen supporter of cycling for a long time and recently just announced that we have renewed our sponsorship of Team Saxo. That is because we believe that in the financial industry, cycling is the new golf.

“Therefore in line with this global directive, Saxo Capital Markets will also continue to support cycling in the region, like our involvement in the Tour de Bintan. And we are glad that we are able to leverage our presence in the sport to help out a local charity like the CCF.”

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