Image copyright. The walk will begin at Ivinghoe Beacon (pictured above) and finish in West Kennet (Avebury).
tmgroup are walking ancient road the Ridgeway to raise money for Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP). The Swindon-based company have partnered with the local charity to raise much-needed funds to help support local clubs, organisations, schools and individual athletes across the county to realise their sporting potential.
More than 70 tmgroup staff will be helping to raise money by walking more than 80 miles of the Ridgeway on 11-14th April 2016 to promote and support sport and physical activity in Wiltshire and Swindon through various programmes and initiatives.
This activity also forms part of tmgroup’s 2016 wellbeing programme which aims to create and maintain a work environment that supports good wellbeing for all employees in the following areas:
The walk will be raising money through this crowdfunding opportunity to support sport across the county in the following ways:
1) Enable WASP to build up a library of specialist sports equipment e.g. wheelchairs that can be hired by disability groups and athletes.
2) WASP will also be able to support local coaches by adding additional funds to our bursary scheme to enable us to train and develop our coaching workforce across the county.
3) The workplace health initiative WASP run called Workplace Challenge will benefit employees locally through champion training and social sporting competitions and events.
Jess Powell, HR Advisor at tmgroup (pictured above) and organiser of our Wellbeing Programme said:
“This walk forms part of our wider Wellbeing initiative for 2016, which is already having a really positive impact on the lives of our staff. We’re extremely pleased to be able to raise money for WASP, who are a great local charity doing fantastic work to give young people a ‘sporting chance’ and we couldn’t be happier to support them.”
Kirsty Brown, Marketing Officer at WASP said:
“We were delighted when tmgroup approached us offering to raise much needed funds through the crowdfunding platform for us to invest into sport locally. This will enable us to start a specialist equipment library for disabled people to hire, as well as investing into our coach bursary scheme to support local coaches wishing to gain qualifications. It will really benefit the local sporting community. We wish all the staff taking part good luck on the day!”