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Toshiba Carrier targets 50,000 miles for charity

UK: Employees at Toshiba Carrier UK (TCUK) and its sister companies intend to run or walk a combined total of 50,000 miles this month in aid of charity. 

Achieving the 50,000 mile target – more than twice around the world – will require everyone in the business to run or walk an average of 3.5 miles each day during the month, assuming 100% take-up. 

“We are used to stretching targets at TCUK, but this one may require a little more stretching than usual – depending on your fitness level,” said TCUK MD David Dunn. 

Carrier is contributing £750.00 to the chosen charity, St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire, to kick-start the initiative, with additional funds being raised by colleagues. St Luke’s provides palliative care and supports patients’ families in ways that go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. Last year it helped more than 1,000 people, ranging from providing end-of-life care, to supporting carers and helping people return to work after illness.

“St Luke’s does wonderful work. The aim is to help them refurbish the reception facility, so people can spend time with their families during visits when lock-down is lifted,” said David Dunn.

“One of the few activities most of us have been able to enjoy over the past year has been getting outside for a walk or a run. Whether it is just ten minutes during the lunch break, or a few hours on the weekend, a daily dose of movement has huge benefits for our general wellbeing. It will be good to join together as a team to aim for the goal and will be a win-win for all concerned,” he added.

If you would like to support the initiative, please visit the Just Giving page.

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