This September Deloitte is fundraising in three ways for Mind Jersey and Guernsey Mind. Travelling the globe, six brave adventurers from the firm’s Guernsey and Jersey offices will be summiting a mountain or cycling the length of Britain in aid of the charity.
The initiatives are part of Deloitte’s One Million Futures Charity Challenge, where the firm encourages employees to take part in a challenge or fundraising effort of their choosing.
Jack Whyte, Francis Joven, Mariska Hartkamp and Paul De Louch will be getting on their bikes and cycling 980-miles in the famous Ride Across Britain (RAB).
Known as one of the UK’s toughest cycle challenges. Cyclists will face an incline of 15,000ft during the route with the longest single day of riding being a gruelling 119 miles.
The ‘end-to-end’ ride sees cyclists pass through 23 counties starting from Lands End on 8th September before finishing at John O’Groats nine days later.
On 14 September, Rachel Leck and Ben Vaudin will take on the tremendous challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the local mental charities.
Mount Kilimanjaro is not only the highest peak in Africa but, also the tallest freestanding mountain on earth; crowned with a permanent snow-cap.
Altitude sickness is one of the top reasons people abandon their climb. Highly skilled guides will accompany the climbers on their 10-day trip, navigating a slightly longer route to allow them to acclimatise.
In addition to these individuals’ adventures, the Deloitte offices have been tasked with raising a set amount of money for the charity for a seven-week period through September and October – as part of Deloitte’s three-year commitment to Mind in the Channel Islands.
Last year, the firm assisted with the launch of a mental health wellbeing survey in both islands, helping the charity gain a better understanding of islanders’ attitude to mental health.
Andy Isham, Partner at Deloitte Jersey, comments: “Supporting the work of Mind in the Channel Islands is really important to us. Our One Million Futures initiative aims to help one million people in Britain get to where they want to be; whether it’s in the classroom, the workplace or the boardroom.
“As part of this, Deloitte is mid-way through a three-year partnership agreement with Mind in the Channel Islands and we are delighted that some of our colleagues are fundraising for the charity in a variety of different ways during the months ahead.”