Kier 2020 Challenge
This year Kier are aiming to raise over £200k for charity with their ‘2020 challenge’, which will see regional businesses linking up on a ‘green’ journey.
Starting at the most northerly Kier site in Orkney, the challenge is to join up each business on the green relay route, taking in all Kier offices and as many sites as possible. The journey has to be completed in 2020 hours and must finish at the most southerly site in Cornwall.
The challenge consists of completing the green relay, using only ‘non-motorised’ forms of transport such as walking, running, horse-riding, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, land surfing, surfing, ice skating, cycling, and any other compliant modes.
The monies raised will go towards the Kier Foundations charity of the year ‘Alzheimer’s’, as well as local charities that have been nominated by each of the local offices.
With a spectacular £200,000 target, sponsors are urged to get involved in raising funds, and continuing the momentum of the baton down the country to the finish line. One company embracing the task, never one to miss an opportunity to support local community and charity initiatives, is Mick George Ltd.
Having started out on the 18th April, the baton has meandered its way to the eastern counties, where three representatives from Mick George Ltd are scheduled to collect from Huntingdon, on June 12th and help it advance its journey to St. Ives via canoe, before another two employees from the local construction business, move it on to Cambridge by way of scooter.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Credit to Kier and the tremendous collective effort that they have actively engaged in, to help raise funds for a worthwhile cause.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’Much like ourselves, I’m sure they recognise what a difference it can make to those in need. This is a great event that employees, clients, consultants and suppliers can all take part. From our perspective, we’re pleased to be involved.’’