Go The Distance With Us – Priavo Team challenge
During the month of October, our team challenged ourselves to ‘Go the Distance’ for homeless men and women. The event was inspired by World Homelessness Day and World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. Turning Tides, our chosen charity is campaigning to eradicate homelessness and we want to do everything we can to raise awareness and help through this difficult time. Fundraising has been severely curtailed since the COVID pandemic began, funding is way down on the previous year for a very vulnerable group of people.
Celine, our MD, has completed a 20-mile hike for World Homelessness Day and World Mental Health Day – “It was gusting 40 miles an hour and lots of rain but absolutely brilliant to be out in nature for a good cause.” Celine Shabbas Murphy
Celine then went on to complete a super fast 10km run along the beach with Nicki Hutchby, our Sales Manager – “We managed to complete a 9-minute mile. Was great to be out with someone this morning in the sunshine!” Nicki Hutchby
Our marketing exec, Sam, and his dog Hank completed their ‘Go The Distance Challenge’ over the second weekend. They walked 10km along the beach for charity, gaining much support along the way – “I think Hank dragged me halfway round, was very excited to go for a long old run!” Sam Ackland-Jones
Finally, Celine, her sister Lisa (also one of our security operatives) and her little girl, Misha, all got in the sea and swam to contribute to the challenge and hit our final 20% of target – “A 20-minute vigorous swim in the brisk English Channel will WAKE YOU UP. Lots of fun was had in the big waves :)” Celine Shabbas Murphy
We hit 99% of our target. Visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/priavoteamchallenge if you would like to make a donation.For every £85 raised, Turning Tides can give one day of emergency support to as many as 30 homeless men and women. Stay tuned for the next challenge….We will start working on the Christmas appeal next and any help from our supporters is much appreciated.