Employees at Wolverhampton logistics business Pallet-Track are putting their best feet forward for an important cause by taking part in an innovative ‘Keep Moving’ challenge to raise funds for West Midlands-based St Basils, one of the UK’s leading charities working to prevent young people becoming homeless.
After voting for St Basils as their chosen charity, the 150-strong team at Pallet-Track’s 267,000 sq. ft hub in Millfields Road have pledged to walk and run as part of their efforts to improve physical health and boost mental wellbeing during the pandemic, while at the same time recording their efforts on Strava, the popular exercise app.
In return, the business, which has a nationwide footprint through its UK-wide shareholder member network, will donate 17 pence for every mile completed to St Basils, one penny for every year that Pallet-Track has been in business.
During those 17 years, Pallet-Track has nominated charities and raised tens of thousands of pounds through a series of events including its golf day, family fun day and gala dinner.
But with a question mark hanging over the staging of these events because of lockdown restrictions, and many of the team having to work from home, the ‘Keep Moving’ programme has been welcomed by the employees and the charity alike.
Head of fundraising and communication at St Basils, Barrie Hodge, said: “We are thrilled that Pallet-Track team have chosen St Basils as its charity partner and are really impressed with its innovative approach to its fundraising efforts during this difficult time.”
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