For businesses, social distancing and home working has meant staff have not had the ability to connect. We know anxieties and lockdown have had an impact on people’s health and well-being. For charities, the pandemic and cancelled events have had a profound effect on their ability to generate funds.
As such, on the 1st of January 2021 the staff of Colinwell Masonry & Retaining Wall products embarked on a 100 day step challenge organized by millionsteps.com, a social good startup. The aim was for each member of Colinwell staff to walk one million steps in one hundred days and to raise money for local Belfast charity PIPS (Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services).
Together the Colinwell staff walked 5367677 steps or 2683 miles which is more than the distance between Belfast to Halifax, Canada! AND raised a stunning £2000!
Renne Quinn Executive Director of PIPS said, “Thank you so much to the staff at Colinwell for taking on the one million steps challenge, all the money raised will enable us to continue to provide lifesaving support to those who need us in their darkest moments. Thank you.”
Michael McGuigan, Sales Director of Colinwell, commented, “We are delighted to have been able to support PIPS, in what has been a difficult period for charities. The work that PIPS does is invaluable, and we are honoured to have played a small role in enabling that incredible work to go further.”
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine