Swanswell goes the extra mile for Sports Relief
23 March 2012
Swanswell’s gone the extra mile for Sports Relief after taking part in a big gym challenge involving running, rowing and cycling.
Nine team members from the national charity put their fitness to the test by doing the equivalent of 44 miles between them during a fundraising session at Virgin Active in Rugby on Friday 23 March 2012.
After being set an initial target of 33 miles (the distance from Swanswell’s head office in Rugby to its office in Birmingham), the head office team managed an additional 11 miles, taking less than an hour to complete the challenge.
Stuart Goodwin was one of Swanswell’s team members who took part. He said: ‘It was a tough morning, especially for those of us who hadn’t stepped in to a gym for a while, but very enjoyable and well worth taking part.
‘We’d like to thank the staff at Virgin Active for helping us achieve our challenge and we’re delighted with the support we’ve had in raising money for Sport Relief.’
But Swanswell hasn’t stopped there. Team members across the charity took part in a special quiz; found other interesting ways to do the Sport Relief mile; and next week, will be taking part in a special Zumba class in Birmingham to raise even more money.
Debbie Bannigan, Swanswell’s Chief Executive, said: ‘We’re a charity too so we know how much of a difference support like this can make to the lives of thousands of people and that’s why we get involved in raising money for events such as Sport Relief.
‘It also shows how our team members will go the extra mile to help people change and be happy.’