Lockdown is not stopping one Potters Bar company from limbering up and pledging to complete a mammoth 1083-mile exercise challenge for charity.
Despite working from home, as advised by the Government during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chasebridge Wealth Management Ltd, has shown how united they are by announcing each team member has their own part to play in the epic challenge.
Starting from June 1, staff are hoping to collectively complete the equivalent distance from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats, the far northern point of Scotland, by either running or walking.
The six-week time frame they have set themselves to complete the challenge means every participant will have to embark upon completing 30 miles, or four miles more than a marathon, on a weekly basis.
The money raised from the challenge will be donated to local charities, Small Acts of Kindness and Herts Young Homeless.
Gordon Craft, Director of Chasebridge Wealth Management Ltd, said: “During these strange and uncertain times we wanted to find a way to unite our local team remotely, while also ensuring their wellbeing and mental health is in good shape.
“What better way to bring us all together than by introducing this huge task, which will motivate us all to get physically active and encourage us to work as one big team? The bonus here is we’ll also be raising money for two hugely important local charities, which might be overlooked amid all the fundraising for those impacted by COVID-19.
“The whole team is so excited about this challenge and we’ve already started training to make sure that we hit the target within the six-week window.”
Small Acts of Kindness is a charity that sources and distributes practical gifts to older people in Hertfordshire who may be struggling and are vulnerable.
Herts Young Homeless provides services to support vulnerable people and works to prevent homelessness among 16-24-year olds.
If you would like to sponsor as and support these great causes, you can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chasebridgewmbigwalk