‘Around the world in 80 days’…that’s the plan for one of our corporate partners caboodle in their latest innovative charity challenge.
One of the UK’s leading independent employee benefits and engagement companies, Crewe-based caboodle linked up with Cure Leukaemia after several members of staff were affected by the disease, and have already been great supporters of our events.
Last year’s fundraising included a ‘Route 66’ challenge, where the company donated money based on the ‘virtual’ miles covered by staff in 66 days based on the famous route across America.
And this year it is all about how many miles the staff can cover in 80 days, which will all be added together for a final total of how far caboodle have travelled.
Various checkpoints are also in place so that the staff can check their progress, starting from Paris through Europe to Australia and Japan, potentially exceeding 20,000 miles.
Mileage can be covered in any way, be it running, walking or cycling, and the workforce will be split into teams to add a competitive edge to the proceedings.
Every other Monday during the challenge, which will finish on June 20, caboodle will hold a buffet based on the cuisine of the country which they have reached, which will also see further funds raised for Cure Leukaemia.
During the alternate weeks, a team challenge will take place where each team will be given £25 to spend on a fundraising idea of their choice, using entrepreneurial skills to turn that money into a greater sum to add to the overall total.
Many other events are also taking place during the timeframe, with the challenge rounded off by a ‘Sports Week Finale’ from June 14-20.
Catherine Bennett, CEO of caboodle, and HR manager Anne Wade have previously taken part in the Velo and London 2 Paris cycle rides for Cure Leukaemia and are getting back on their fundraising bikes again this year (CLICK HERE FOR MORE).
“caboodle are a fantastic corporate partner for us here at Cure Leukaemia, and their drive and enthusiasm to find new and engaging ways to raise funds is brilliant,” says Cure Leukaemia Head of Corporate Partnerships Jackie Kelly.
“Catherine and Anne have been tremendous in their support of our cycling challenges, but what also makes such a difference is the team effort and how all of the staff pull together with the fundraising and come up some really creative ideas.
“We wish everyone well on their globetrotting ‘travels’ over the next 80 days, and hope everyone enjoys the challenge which will have a really positive impact on leukaemia patients.”
If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner of Cure Leukaemia email Jackie Kelly via Jackie@cureleukaemia.co.uk.
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