Since Monday 6th April 2020, the Claritas Tax team has been taking BoJo’s advice and we have been doing our one daily exercise in the form of running, skipping, walking, horse riding, dancing and cycling in order to keep fit during #Lockdown.
We have been tracking our progress and each week we have travelled as far as:
For 2 hours on Sunday 26th April 2020, we completed these 6 activities as part of the #TwoPointSixChallenge, in support of the delayed London Marathon, which raised £66.4m last year. We did this for KidsOut, our nominated charity for 2020. KidsOut is a charity that supports disadvantaged children fleeing domestic abuse across the UK. Many of these children have experienced physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse and have nothing but the clothes on their back. KidsOut have already lost over £400k of vital income to date due to Covid-19. To put that in perspective, that’s 15,000 fun days out or 4,000 toy boxes for vulnerable children being rehomed.
Fundraising events make up more than 50% of KidsOut’s cash income, which they rely on for day-to-day operating and more importantly to continue supporting disadvantaged children across the UK. By taking part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge, we raised over £2,500 for KidsOut! We enjoyed conquering the #TwoPointSixChallenge so much that we are going to continue tracking our progress in continued support of KidsOut. In association with the Tokyo Olympics, which has also been postponed, we now plan to #TrektoTokyo; that’s a total of 9,500km from our Birmingham office, a further 6,100km from Volgograd, Russia, which we aim to achieve by the end of May 2020 – based on 22 of us, that’s 8km (10,000 steps) per day, per person!
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