Fletchers Solicitors in Southport has put in some serious mileage for its latest charity pledge, raising almost £3,000 for three worthwhile causes with an ‘Office-to-Office Challenge.’
Staff at the legal firm were encouraged to set personal exercise goals for July, using the 37.4-mile distance between Fletchers’ Dukes House Headquarters on Hoghton Street in Southport town centre and their St James’ Tower office in Manchester as inspiration.
Some chose to walk, run or cycle the 37.4 miles, while others chose to double their efforts – completing the challenge over 74.8 miles. Some made a pledge to complete 12 hours 20 minutes of exercise during the month – the time it would take to walk between the two offices.
Over the course of July, the team travelled over 1,800 miles, and completed over 550 hours of exercise – the equivalent of travelling between the two offices 93 times!
This latest event follows the success of their ‘30 for 30 Challenge’ at the start of the year, in which Fletchers’ employees completed 30 minutes of exercise each day for 30 days in return for sponsorship.
The funds raised from the events were donated to the firm’s Charity of the Year charities: Queenscourt Hospice, Joining Jack and Cancer Research UK.
Fletchers Solicitors Marketing and Communications Executive, Jonathan Maley, said:
“The challenge was brilliant and kept me on my toes the whole month. Normally, you say to yourself, ‘I’ll go to the gym tomorrow’ but knowing you had a set goal each day helped with maintaining my focus. Office to Office helped me feel better in myself, too. Each time I completed a daily workout I felt much more positive.”
CSR Manager, Marie Steele said:
“It’s been fantastic to see the efforts that team members have made to challenge themselves and encourage each other while raising money for their elected charities. Many charities’ incomes have suffered due to Covid so we’re happy to help and will continue to do so.”