And I would walk 981 miles, and I would walk 981 more

We’re supporting local charity, Thrive Birmingham, by taking part in the virtual John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) challenge. Since 15th March, 26 members of our team have been walking, running, rowing and cycling to raise funds for the charity’s essential work.

Going the distance

Having already achieved the initial 981-mile challenge, the team has decided to push themselves further. By completing the return journey too, they will have clocked up 2,008 miles.

Over 408 exercise sessions have been completed by the team. These have covered everything from dog-walking to rowing. However, our senior consultant, Craig Eley, truly has gone the extra mile. Craig has walked, run and cycled his way to a fantastic 466.70 miles.

We’ve even had people battle through ankle and hip injuries (and astonishingly a caesarean section) to ensure they continue to add to the total distance! Nothing can stop team Entec Si.

Supporting our community

We’re thrilled to have raised the staggering sum of £690, and as a business we have matched £500. This brings the total so far to £1190. Every penny of this will go to Thrive. This is a charity that uses horticultural therapy to improve the lives of vulnerable people, including those living with disabilities or ill health.

Anna Lane, our senior consultant and CSR lead, said:

“For so many people, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of exercise and fresh air for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. Taking part in the virtual JOGLE challenge has been a fantastic reason to get active in the great outdoors. All whilst raising money and awareness for Thrive’s important work.”

Sarah Bowers, regional centre manager at Thrive Birmingham, added:

“The Entec Si team should be very proud of their achievement. Their support is hugely appreciated, particularly at what is a difficult time for many in our community. These funds will enable us to continue making a difference to those who need it most.”

If you would like to donate, please visit our JustGiving page

Published: May 4, 2021

By Anna Lane

Senior consultant

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