A recent active campaign aimed at encouraging wellbeing has seen participants clock up almost 1,000 miles.
Organised by Platform Housing Group, the ‘Be Active: How Far Can We Go’ project involved both colleagues and customers who were challenged to walk, run, cycle, and swim.
Chris Colley, a community officer at Platform Housing Group, explained: “Encouraging activity during a pandemic is no easy task; that’s why we decided to launch an initiative to travel from our most northern office in Louth, Lincolnshire, to our most southern one in Worcester.
“However, this total – 182.76 miles – was soon surpassed. It was then that we decided to try and travel the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End. And we did it!”
Over a week, 39 participants totalled more than 980 miles.
The project was sponsored by three of the group’s contractors – Travis Perkins Managed Services, DJD Architects, and Anthony Collins Solicitors – all of which awarded sports watches to three randomly selected participants.
One of the winners of the watches was Paul Barber (pictured), a Platform Housing Group customer, who walked 16 miles despite using crutches.
Paul said: “I was delighted to get involved with this project and get out and about. I am thrilled with the watch. Thanks to Platform Housing Group for organising it.”
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