Health Services Fundraising Walk

Pacer USA LLC employees joined their UK colleagues from across the entire Solid State group to complete a fundraising challenge last week - to walk or run the equivalent of the length of England to support NHS Charities Together.

The challenge took place last Thursday, and involved staff members in different US locations as well as from Pacer and group sites across the UK and Ireland!

As each person completed their hour long walk or run, they submitted their step counts which were compiled into a rolling total. The target of 1,250,000 steps (equivalent to 556 miles) was reached at 2pm UK time, and as counts continued to roll in, the eventual combined total was an incredible 1,451,600 steps or 645 miles!

The involvement of families and pets was positively encouraged, as was taking photos to record the event - and luckily we had a lovely sunny day!

Boosted by donation-matching from Solid State plc, the total raised has now exceeded a fantastic $12,000. A big thank you to everyone who took part and donated!

Chief executive Gary Marsh said: “In such extraordinary times the pressure on the NHS is colossal. The front-line workers every day, are doing such an incredible job, that we wanted to do our bit to help. My colleagues across the entire group have risen to this challenge with enthusiasm and determination, and the generosity of everyone who donated has been astounding. It is with pleasure that the company will match these donations pound for pound.”

NHS Charities Together is the national UK membership organisation for NHS Charities, representing, championing and supporting the work of more than 140 member charities who collectively donate millions to the UK National Health Service.