British Gypsum colleagues took part in CRASH’s BIG March event this year, to raise funds for some of the most vulnerable people in society. Together with colleagues throughout Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions, staff took regular walks to help the construction industry charity build vital spaces for those facing homelessness or receiving end-of-life care in a hospice.
As well as raising £1,527 for a fantastic cause, those who took part boosted their physical and mental wellbeing, explored local areas throughout the UK, and built camaraderie with teammates.
HR Business Partner Mark Connop, committed to walking an average of 10,000 steps per day. He said: “I have a desk-based job and walking 10,000 steps a day is not as easy as it sounds, but I made it. I enjoy my daily walks and the discipline of tracking my steps. With the demands of work and family, I seem to do less and less exercise these days. But I find that getting outdoors really helps my mental health.”
People and Organisation Director and CRASH Trustee David McGarry said: “CRASH does great work in supporting the most vulnerable in society at the time that they need it. We have now reached the end of our BIG March journey, so thank you to all who have taken part.”