Members of the BCA human resources (HR) team have set themselves the challenge of covering 1,948 miles to raise funds for the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis.
The challenge will mark the anniversary of the formation of the NHS on July 5, 1948, and will celebrate the work of the NHS amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Around 15 people from the HR team have signed up to walk, cycle or run the distance from various locations around the UK, covering 1,948 miles between May 5 and June 30.
The participants will track their progress through a running app and will be posting photos and updates on their progress via the BCA LinkedIn page, throughout the duration of 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.