At Nelsons, we have continued our commitment to supporting local causes during lockdown by creating and completing our own 100 Miles in May challenge to raise money for our nominated office charities.
Every year, our employees vote for the charities they wish to back and this year, staff members at our Derby, Leicester and Nottingham offices chose to support Alzheimer’s Society, LOROS Hospice and Pintsize Theatre Company.
Despite our offices being closed and staff continuing to work from home, we have continued our fundraising support throughout lockdown. In April, we took part in a #DressWithAnEgg campaign as part of Easter celebrations, and now the entire firm has come together for our 100 Miles in May challenge. Last month, members of the team were challenged to run, walk or cycle a total of at least 100 miles, with 23 people putting their stamina to the test.
Our Chief Executive, Stewart Vandermark, said:
“Supporting local charities is something that’s very close to our heart at Nelsons and we didn’t want things to come to a standstill just because we’re working remotely at the moment. We’re all being encouraged to get out and exercise, so the 100 Miles in May challenge has turned out to be a perfect way to raise money for our nominated charities at a time when many are struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We were thrilled that so many members of the team got involved with the 100 Miles in May challenge and have raised just shy of £1,500 for our nominated charities. It was lovely to see so many photos posted by those taking part too, often we don’t realise just how beautiful the countryside on our doorstep is and can take it for granted, so this was a great way to celebrate the region too. There are already conversations taking place about our next fundraiser and we’re looking forward to doing more in the months to come.”