Organiser David Willie explained: “We wanted to do something to show our respect and gratitude to all the NHS staff, volunteers and carers who are working tirelessly and selflessly during this virus crisis and also help lighten the lockdown blues for our colleagues.”
Staff from our three brands Saville Group, Sparq and Visavvi, were challenged with adding their daily exercise distance for one week to help virtually cover the total distance it would take to visit all eight offices – a distance of 1122 miles. Teams included family members and a grand total of 1760 miles was achieved through a combination of running, cycling, walking, scootering, boogie bouncing and even space hopping!
Funds raised will go to NHS Charities Together, a group of 250 NHS Charities that provide services above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide. “Actually, getting people started on something like this is harder than the physical keeping going, but we have had an overwhelmingly positive response from everyone who took part and are already looking forward to doing something else soon” concluded Dave.
Donations are still being accepted on the fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/savillegroupvirtualrunabout