We have raised £5,000 for our charity partner Mind after setting employees a step challenge during the month of March.
As a business, we pledged to donate £20 for every staff member who completed 100,000 steps in March and would top this up to £5,000 if staff were able to collectively walk 10 million steps in the month.
By the end of March, our staff managed to clock up nearly 18 million steps, with over 80 employees taking part in the challenge.
We have supported Mind as our charity partner since 2018, and recently announced that we would be continuing to support the charity for the 2021/22 financial year.
Discussing the partnership with Mind, Colin Wood, Chief Operating Officer said:
“We wanted to kick start our fundraising efforts with something that’s proven to benefit health. Mind recommends getting outside for a walk to help improve both physical and mental wellbeing and whether it was steps clocked up on site, at the weekend or during lunch break walks, everything counted.
“It was great to see everyone getting involved in the challenge for this important cause and I’m proud that as a team we have raised such a great amount of money for Mind so far.”
Mind provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and the funds raised will be divided between the local Mind branches in our operational regions – including Carlisle, Newcastle and Lancashire.