Engaging our colleagues
Taking part in fundraising and volunteer activities is a great way to do something worthwhile, meet colleagues from different areas of the business and have fun. And many of our colleagues in Australia & New Zealand and the UK have taken their respective Paralympic teams to heart.
In Australia, we held an internal walk-a-thon, “Race to Rio”, which involved 16 sites across the Tasman. Over 320 employees entered the race, donating $10.00 each to either the Australia or New Zealand Paralympic team. They walked nearly 66 million steps, not only reaching Rio but making it there and back twice! This raised $8,800 AUD. Colleagues also took part in different health and well-being activities and even had the chance to meet past and present Paralympians as guest speakers at town halls in our offices and plants.
In the UK earlier this year, the BPA launched a public-fundraising campaign called Supercharge ParalympicsGB. We jumped on board by recruiting our own team of Superchargers from all areas of the business who have volunteered to run a whole series of fundraising activities at their sites on top of their day jobs. Colleagues took part in activities such as sitting volleyball to simulate Paralympic events, helping allow people to experience the effort and energy para-athletes put into their sports.