Marlborough Highways has donated over £1,000 to London based charity, Place2Be following a fitness challenge for employees called Match My Mile. Employees at Marlborough took part in the two-week challenge to walk, run, cycle or row as many miles as possible and whatever was accumulated in miles, Marlborough then matched in pounds and donated to Place2Be.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. They provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research and Marlborough are really pleased to be able to support them.
Together Marlborough employees recorded a total distance of 1,028.48 miles over the two-week period and Marlborough then matched the miles and donated £1,028.48 to Place2Be.
Matthew Revell, Managing Director said “It’s a real pleasure to be able to donate to Place2Be following our two-week fitness challenge. Place2Be is such a great charity providing mental health support and we really hope it can help make a difference.”
Jade Selby, Head of Community and Events, Place2Be said “The past year has been incredibly challenging for many children and young people. Up to 1.5 million children and young people across the UK will need new or additional mental health support as a direct consequence of Covid-19.
Given this, we are absolutely thrilled that Marlborough Highways have been supporting our work by raising over £1,000 through their Match My Mile fitness challenge. This wonderful support will help ensure that children and young people continue to get the mental health support they need, now more than ever.”
Photo: Jade Selby, Place2Be, Head of Community and Events