Bell Ingram colleagues walk over 10 million steps for Spring charity challenge
Thirty-seven intrepid walkers of all ages and abilities have been stepping up to raise cash for Bell Ingram’s three chosen charities - rural charity RSABI, the Great North Air Ambulance (GNASS) and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).
Clocking up a combined total of 10,843,048 steps (5,134 miles) during the month-long March fundraiser, the group of colleagues from across the company’s offices in Scotland and the North of England set themselves daily targets ranging from 2,000 to 15,000+ steps.
Supported by their dogs, children and partners, the walkers fitted in their extra miles before, during and after work as well as at weekends, and a WhatsApp group was set up to motivate the group and soon became a great way of sharing routes and posting pictures.
Alison Lowson, Bell Ingram’s Marketing Manager, helped organise the challenge. She said: “With so many people home-working at the moment, the idea was to challenge colleagues to take more exercise during the day and focus on something else apart from Covid and the dreaded home-schooling!
“The land agents and foresters definitely had an advantage when it came to putting in the mileage because the very nature of their jobs means that are always out and about managing estates, farmland and forestry as well as supporting our utilities clients.
“However, it encouraged the rest of us to ‘up our game’ and we made a real effort to explore our local areas. We all live and work in some of the UK’s most beautiful places and it was great fun sharing pictures and seeing some of the stunning walks.”