Global challenge raises funds for children and young people

During September, 1,700 of our people took part in a Global Challenge fundraising event.

The event – organised as part of our 75-year anniversary celebrations - saw 252 step teams, 770 individual step challengers and 380 cyclists collectively travel 264,408km across the globe, covering the distance between our 112 global offices twice over.

The fundraising goal of £37,500 set at the start of the challenge, was successfully achieved. This amount was matched by our organisation, making a total of £75,000 raised for children and young people supported by our charity partners.

Participant Sushil Bardale from the Middle East region said:

We have come to the end of an amazing Global Challenge month which has not only brought us together after a long time apart, but also encouraged an active lifestyle.

The event was organised by a group of our people from within the UK business, with support from the Global Corporate Responsibility team. Weekly leaderboards and progress updates helped to keep participants motivated, and encouraged healthy competition between our seven regions.

Chairman and CEO Vincent Clancy said:

I’m thrilled with how inclusive this challenge has been, and how we demonstrated we are stronger together as a global organisation.

“Congratulations to everyone who took part, from office-wide sports days and marathons, to climbing Mount Fuji and virtual cycle races. Our people should be proud of their achievements, and for the postive impact this will have on our worldwide charity beneficiaries.”

For further information contact:

Megan Treharne
Global Corporate Responsibility Manager