Members of the BCA human resources (HR) team have set themselves the target of covering 1,948 miles to celebrate and fundraise for the NHS.
The challenge will mark the anniversary of the NHS formation on July 5, 1948, where around 15 people from the BCA HR team will use their ‘daily exercise’ allowance to walk, cycle, or run the distance, covering 1,948 miles between May 5 and June 30th.
The participants will be undertaking the challenge from various locations around the UK and will track their progress through a running app. They will post photos and updates on their progress via the BCA LinkedIn page throughout the 60 days.
Mark Taylor, human resources director at BCA, said: “There was a strong consensus amongst everyone in the team that they wanted to do something to acknowledge the heroic efforts of the NHS, as well as raise funds for the NHS Charities – COVID 19 appeal.
“Whilst all working from home, the HR team felt it was important to do something to demonstrate the enormous gratitude we all feel towards the NHS and it seemed particularly fitting to mark the anniversary of the formation of the NHS by covering 1,948 miles.
“We will all be aiming to cover our miles as part of our permitted daily exercise to support our own wellbeing – whether walking or running or on a bike. We hope our colleagues and BCA customers will feel this is a worthy cause and will support it generously.”
The NHS Charities National Covid-19 Urgent Appeal was launched to acknowledge and support NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19 across the country.