10 Mile Challenge!
With Embridge celebrating its’ 10 year anniversary this year, one of the ways we are celebrating this colossal milestone is to try and raise lots of cash for our chosen charity Mind Bristol.
The Embridge team has chosen to do this by donating time through exercise to collectively bank 150+ virtual miles. The distance represents the miles between our 2 furthest placed offices, North Kent headquarters and Bristol (with our Crawley office sitting almost on the same path!).
Having already racked up 123 miles by Monday, we were already well on the way to reaching our target (and some), when 10 of us set out on a 10 mile hike, on the 10th June.
A-huh! No coincidences there where it comes to the number 10!
A perfect summers day, the beautiful Kent countryside, 10 Embridge buddies and Chester the dog, we set out on our challenge with a spring in our step. With just a couple of unplanned detours (h-hmmm), and a quick pit stop for lunch at a public house (fuel refill), we navigated our way around Shorne, Luddesdown and Cobham in around 5.5hrs.
Weary but satisfied, we congratulated each other on our collective achievement and celebrated with an ice cream. Even Chester got his own treat of frozen doggy yoghurt.
While we all had a lot of fun, when it got more challenging towards the end with creaking knees and popping hips, our end goal kept us focused on the cause, Mind.
Mental health wellbeing is a topic that can no longer be hidden under the carpet. With the help of charities like Mind, millions more people have access to advice, support, information and services to nationally and locally, and it’s down to everyday folk like us to do what we can to support these fantastic organisations.
Help us to raise our target of £3000 by donating to our Just Giving page.
We, in the mean time, are going to keep skipping, cycling, running, swimming, walking, crawling if we have to, until the end of the month to reach our actual target of 300 miles (Kent to Bristol and back)!
Thank you for your continued support and for donating to Mind.
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