Chevin Fleet Solutions has launched its charity fundraiser, #Chevin500, to raise money for the International Federation of Red Cross’ (IFRC) emergency appeal, in support of global efforts to tackle coronavirus.
The fleet management company has challenged itself to unite the fleet industry – and wider community – to run 500km in 50 days to raise £5,000 for the IFRC emergency appeal.
Ashley Sowerby, founder and chief at Chevin Fleet Solutions, said: “COVID-19 has affected the entire world, however, despite being confined to our homes, we can all make a difference to what’s going on outside.
“We can join the fight against coronavirus. We can join the fight, apart, but still together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
The IFRC is a global humanitarian organisation, which coordinates and directs international assistance following natural and man-made disasters in non-conflict situations.
In the fight against COVID-19, the organisation is coordinating with all National Societies to support life-saving activities, but has only reached 31% of its required funding, says Chevin.
Chevin’s team members will be some of the first to take to the road – with runners in the UK, USA, Belgium, France, and Australia – but the company is encouraging people to “join its race for a better tomorrow”.
All participants are asked to:
- Track their run using an exercise tracking app (Chevin recommends Strava)
- Post their route on social media – either LinkedIn or Twitter – using the #Chevin500 hashtag
- Donate via Chevin’s JustGiving page.