Around the world in 60 days: Trethowans donates £1,500 to its chosen charities

27 Aug 2020

Trethowans has donated £1,500 to its three chosen charities after challenging its people to travel around the world, or the equivalent distance – that’s 25,000 miles – in 60 days.

The only rule was no motorised transport with cars, boats and planes dubbed as cheating. So, lawyers and support staff from across the business came together for this tough physical challenge, with all forms of exercise allowed.

Each individual staff member was responsible for choosing how far they would travel and by what means. Some opted to run or walk whilst others decided to cycle or even paddleboard. All of Trethowans’ employees were encouraged to join in as a way of keeping the team spirit alive and boost morale during these challenging times.

Chris Whiteley, Trethowans’ Managing Partner, said: “I am delighted to announce that collectively our staff smashed the target, covering over 26,000 in 60 days to complete our round-the-world challenge.

“As a thank you to our people for their contribution, we are pleased to donate £500 to each of our office charities which do amazing work in our local areas.”

Our chosen charities

Abby’s Heroes, located in Southampton, provides financial support to families who have been affected by childhood cancer, including patients of the Teenager’s & Young Adults’ cancer ward and Piam Brown children’s cancer ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Hope For Food, set up and operated entirely by volunteers, runs five soup kitchens per week and supplies hampers of food, good quality clothing, bedding and household goods where needed.

The Southern Spinal Injuries Trust, based in Salisbury, supports those living with spinal cord injury in the south and south west of England, enabling independence and quality of life.

Author

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner