With hybrid and remote working still in place across most of our business, plus being an international company with offices across the world, we wanted to find a way to bring all our teams together at Christmas. So, we gave all our staff the challenge to Step into Christmas throughout December. Never one to shy away from a challenge, we set ourselves a huge goal to cover enough steps to reach the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York from our Head Office in Manchester – some, 5,300km or 7.42 million steps away!
Our teams from The Netherlands, Manchester, Scotland, United States and beyond donned their wellies, trainers and walking boots and embraced the cold Winter elements to collectively cover the steps to the famous tree, featured in some of our most loved Christmas films! For every 1000km covered, they unlocked more money for causes across our regions. In total, we managed to cover an incredible 5,398km and raised £3,000 for charities!
Our Manchester office decided to donate towards the charity MIND who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding.
In Scotland, they donated towards Streetwork which is a homeless charity working in Edinburgh with a mission to enable a life off the streets. They support anyone in Edinburgh who is facing difficulties with their housing or who is already homeless.
Over in the US, our team wanted to donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand whose mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure cancer.