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International Day of Charity 2020

By 5th September 2020Blog
International Day of Charity

At Atalian Servest, we are proud to have been supporting Mind, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland as our Charities of the Year. Our established and dedicated charity committee has been responsible for organising various events throughout the past year, from bake sales, ugly jumper days and laser tag to fitness challenges.

To mark International Day of Charity, we would like to reflect on the fundraising efforts of our colleagues in raising vital funds.

In June, our colleagues were given a new challenge; to walk, run, row or cycle 10 miles over the space of 10 days donating what they could to our Charities of The Year. The 10 Mile Challenge was kickstarted on social media, where colleagues were encouraged to tag and nominate each other to get active and help raise money.

Hannah Storey, Graphic Designer, took part in the 10 Mile Challenge because Alzheimer’s Society means a lot to her. Hannah said, ‘my gran experienced dementia, and I wanted to help improve the lives of those who experience it now. I also fully believe in not only the physical benefits of exercise but also the mental health ones, and doing the challenge gave me the motivation to get out and run again. I am so proud to be part of something supporting such important charities.’

Sam Noon, Mobile Support Manager, first saw the challenge on social media when his colleagues shared their involvement which, inspired him to join as he felt as though it was one big team taking part in a common goal. Sam reflected on the challenge saying, ‘Taking part was a massive deal, all three charities do incredible work, and I am so proud to be able to support them. It also really helped my mental health, after a long day nothing can beat a long walk admiring the countryside, alongside my other half and our jack russell.’

Reflecting on the challenge, Kate Mann, Facilities Manager, said, ‘running was already important to me for both my physical and mental health but even more so during lockdown. The challenge made it a fun way to participate in something together, and it made me feel more connected to my colleagues. It was a great way to get everyone involved in our Charities of The Year, and I think Mind, in particular, is more relevant than ever right now. It’s great to know that mental health is something that Atalian Servest understand the importance of’.

It was great to see so many of our colleagues get involved in the 10 Mile Challenge; we had colleagues who are seasoned runners and keen cyclists to those who enjoy long dog walks taking part. We are proud to have such a diverse workforce who can come together to support such worthy causes.

Find out more about our Charities of The Year here.


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