Determined employees at a Hertfordshire wealth management company have successfully raised £8,000 for charity after clocking up more than 1,083 miles in a gruelling lockdown exercise challenge.

Staff at Chasebridge Wealth Management Ltd completed the mammoth task to collectively walk or run 200 miles further than the distance from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats, the far northern point of Scotland, within six weeks.

Setting off on June 1, the team of motivated employees each completed more than a marathon every week, finally crossing the finishing line with time to spare, five weeks and one day later.

(L-R): Caroline Neill, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Herts Young Homeless, Gordon Craft, Director of Chasebridge, Lynne Misner, CEO of Small Acts of Kindness.

 

Gordon Craft, Director of Chasebridge Wealth Management Ltd, said: “I would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone involved, who despite working from home, found the motivation and determination, to get out every day to make a difference to the lives of others.

“This huge task has provided the perfect opportunity to unite our staff and ensure their mental health and wellbeing is in good shape in this strange and uncertain era we are living through.”

After successfully raising £4,190 for local charities, Small Acts of Kindness and Herts Young Homeless, bosses at the Potters Bar firm celebrated the tremendous achievement by boosting the total to £8,000.

Gordon added: “We are delighted to have raised and donated money to two local charities, who otherwise may have been forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic.”

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.

Chasebridge Wealth Management Ltd specialises in providing high-quality personal advice on many aspects of wealth management, advising clients of widely differing financial resources and of all ages.