Starting from today, Almeda will be fundraising on behalf of the Prince’s Trust. We will be participating in the charity’s Future Steps challenge and raising money that will go towards supporting disadvantaged young people across the UK, helping them to get back into education, gain further professional training or find employment.
The Prince’s Trust – an inspiring charity
The Prince’s Trust is a fantastic charity that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over this time they have worked tirelessly to support more than 825,000 young people all over the UK. The work that the Prince’s Trust carries out in providing solutions to youth unemployment is incredibly important, as it is estimated that 70 million young people – more than one in ten – are unable to find work.
The Future Steps Challenge
To combat the exciting Future Steps challenge our staff members will have to show the family spirit and teamwork that is a hallmark of our service at Almeda. Graham Bush, Julie Cooper, Richard Frost and Ian Moorcroft will each be leading a team of five other Almedians on a mission to achieve a minimum of 1,680,000 steps after four weeks. This means that each member of staff will have to walk over 10,000 steps each day, or over 70,000 steps a week. By collectively covering a distance that measures 795 miles in its entirety over the four week period, each team of Almedians hopes to raise at least £250.00 for this incredible charity.
Health and wellbeing in the workplace
As part of a healthy lifestyle we should all walk at least 10,000 steps a day, but most of us only manage between 3,000 and 5,000. At Almeda, the health and wellbeing of our staff and those around up is of upmost importance. We hope to act as ambassadors of our fundamental beliefs, inspiring others to also keep fit and active, as well as raising awareness of the great work Prince’s Trust are doing to transform young peoples’ futures.