Two teams at Southern Health take on the ultimate challenge

During the month of April, two teams at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust took part in the ultimate step challenge.

Following on from a Reset, Reflect & Refresh Virtual Away Day the Finance and Procurement teams set themselves a challenge to walk, run or cycle 874 miles virtually, the equivalent of walking from John O’ Groats to Lands End.

By the end of the month, not only did they raise over £150 for the charity but they also over-stepped their target by completing a total of 1,150.1 miles.

With most of the team working from home or behind a desk in an office, it was the perfect opportunity to stretch their legs and get some well-needed fresh air. Especially during what is described as a “peak month” for the teams, given the year end cycles and preparation of accounts for auditors.

Gav Salmon, Senior Accountant, led the event. He said “It goes without saying that this was a great advocate for promoting Health and Wellbeing in the workplace during a very busy period and created both physical and mental health benefits for the individuals involved.

We all know just what a fabulous job the front-line staff are doing during these unprecedented times. Working round the clock, putting their lives at risk while we are all quite simply, counting the numbers in the safety and comfort of our own homes”

A tremendous effort from everyone involved – thank you teams!

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