In September, we encouraged our employees to commit to a physical challenge to raise money and awareness for charity, whilst supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
We are on a mission to be a good business that does good, and have committed to donating 1% of our profits to charity each year. Our team have embraced this mission, often undertaking sponsored activities throughout the year to raise money for charities that mean something to them. Last year these challenges included litter picking the equivalent distance of Brighton to Lands’ End, walking 50km, and cycling from London to Brighton.
Unfortunately, 2020 has seen most fundraising events cancelled or postponed due to the restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19. This year has been a hugely difficult one for charities, many of whom rely on sponsorship money, plus the added disappointment for those who have spent time training and preparing for events. Digital alternatives have allowed people to get involved remotely, providing much-needed funding for worthy causes.
This September we encouraged our team to pick an online fundraising challenge that would benefit a charity of their choosing, keeping us all moving into autumn and maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing.
Two members of the Clarity packaging team, Martin Trigg-Knight, head of packaging and Sam Caplan, business development executive, chose to undertake a mammoth cycling challenge in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK. They managed to complete the Cycle 300 over the month, fitting in huge distances at weekends, before and after work.