Employees of the Glasgow based drinks company, have set themselves the challenge of walking, running, rowing or cycling a combined total of almost 29,000 miles over the next eight weeks.
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Whyte & Mackay Cares - was inspired by the heroic feats of Captain Tom Moore in the UK. Funds raised will go towards charities nominated by the team at Whyte & Mackay, which includes the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
A full lap of the earth is a little under 25,000 miles, but the course will be longer than that as the team clocks up their target distance between 1 July and 26 August, with the aim of raising £50,000 for charity in the communities where their colleagues, partners and consumers live.
Employees based in Canada, USA, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UAE, South Africa, Germany, France, Spain and Russia are taking part alongside their UK-based colleagues. The challenge was initiated by the team themselves as part of their desire to stay connected and support other people during lockdown.
Commenting on the news, Nick Garland, Chief Commercial Officer at Whyte & Mackay, said: “Thanks goes to the organising team for leading the way and creating a fun challenge that everyone can get involved in. We’re living in unprecedented times – as has been widely recognised. That we stay connected and support our community and our friends further afield is really important, especially now. The role charities play in keeping people connected, and providing access to the support that is needed is vital. We are delighted to play our part by raising funds to support their work.”
Whyte & Mackay employees, clocked up enough miles after the first day of the charity event to travel from Glasgow to London.
Posted by Steve Rush