Over 2,000 employees from Kier Construction will be taking part in the challenge across the UK, and the company hopes to raise £200,000 for charity. The company has already hit the halfway mark, reaching £100,000 thanks to generous donations from sponsors and supply chain across the UK. Fundraising will be split 50/50 between the Kier Foundation, an independent charity that raises money for Kier’s charity partner Alzheimer’s Society, and a range of local charities close to its employees’ hearts.
The journey started in Orkney on Easter Sunday, and employees will be walking, running and cycling, alongside more unusual modes of transport such as rickshaws, rollerblades and even a unicycle, ending the challenge in Truro on 14 July.
Peter Young, executive director, Kier Construction, said: “We’re very proud to be taking on this challenge, which will provide much-needed funds for our local and national charity partners. It’s been great to see all the incredible enthusiasm from our employees thus far, and I’m looking forward to getting involved during the challenge. We’ve had a great response to our fundraising, and are already some way towards hitting our £200,000 goal.”