HSE’s top team smash targets in charity fundraising drive

A team of directors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) put in the hard yards to raise more than £1500 for a good cause.

All of HSE’s management board – Richard Judge, Selvin Brown, Peter McNaught, David Murray, Karen Nightingall, Karen Russ and David Snowball – took up the Charity for Civil Servants’ annual Walking Challenge. Each aimed to walk at least 10,000 steps every day for 50 days.

Together they clocked up nearly 6million steps between 9 May and 27 June, an impressive 2687 miles – 1100 miles further than their target and the equivalent of walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End more than three times.

They also smashed their fundraising goal of £1000, generating £1525. Only one team in Britain earned more for the charity, which provides financial, health and wellbeing support to current and former civil servants.

Richard Judge, HSE’s Chief Executive, said:

“I want to thank everyone who supported us – our colleagues, our partners and our friends. The Charity does really important work to help people who served their country and we were glad to be able to do our bit to help it.

“Walking 10,000 steps a day was something straightforward for us to do to help others – with the challenge being to do this every day for 50 days, come rain or shine, and however busy our day was. I’m proud of the team and what we have achieved. It’s whetted our appetite for fundraising and we’re looking forward to what we can together next year.”

Donations can still be made via the Management Board’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HSEManagementBoard

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. www.hse.gov.uk
  2. For more information about The Charity for Civil Servants please visit their website: foryoubyyou.org.uk.

Article source: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/hses-top-team-smash-targets-in-charity-fundraising-drive/