Our feet are getting a bit wet now! Walk the World challenge update

Our walk around the world continues, but wading through the Indian Ocean is getting quite tricky! Luckily, there are less sharks than we thought there’d be.

There’s been some really top effort from all the staff taking part. It’s not about winning or losing, but credit must be given to the five who top our leader board so far. They are:

Mark Seels – 2,444,945

Gaynor Elliott – 1,664,725

Dan Learmonth – 1,476,949

Emma stokes – 1,457,329

Toni Midgley – 1,427,552

Mark is currently way ahead, walking about 14,000 steps every day. But in a few weeks’ time, a few members of the team are walking the three peaks; a chance to get that mileage up!

We’ve still got a long way to go, and like the saying goes, ‘walking the first half of the world is a doddle, the second half is the tricky bit’, but the health benefits from this part of the wellbeing challenge will make it all worthwhile in the end.

The deadline to walk the remaining 36,490,862 steps is the 31st August. Which means we need to walk a mere 570,169 steps per day.

Dress down for charity day

In other company news, we wanted to give a little bit of an update on the success of our ‘dress down for charity’ days. Once a month, on as Friday, we ignore the usual office-smart dress code and instead, turn up in our civvies. The cost of comfort is £1 each, and each month the money raised goes to a different charity.

The day has always been a success and in the last three months, we’ve raised £525.85! Our chosen charities were:

March – British Heart Foundation

April – West Yorkshire Dogs Trust

May – OPAL

If you’ve taken inspiration from any of the above and would like to know how to do something similar at your company, send us a message today!