As part of our Action Pact initiative to improve our employees’ health and well-being, we’ve lined up a series of monthly events and challenges to get involved in.
So far, employees have been treated to weekly fruit deliveries including apples, bananas, oranges and pears, helping towards their 5-a-day. Teams across the network also pedalled for pounds in aid of Sport Relief, in an attempt to clock up as many miles as possible in 1 day.
< Pictured left, FPS Colchester’s Assistant Manager Adam Sinclair gets kitted out and pedals for pounds.
Pictured right, Finance & IT Director Jonathan Eden from Bridge House, gets involved with the Action Pact initiatives >
Stepping it up
In April, teams went head-to-head, competing to see who could achieve the most steps, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs for the one who completed the most.
The end result was an impressive 6.5 million steps logged across 64 trackers across the network.
Our suppliers, such as TRW, Kilen and ZF, are even getting in on the action, showing their support by sponsoring these initiatives.
What's to come?
Later this year, we’ll be tackling the Leaderboard Triathlon at Dorney Lake in Windsor. Organised by the Leaderboard founders at Cisco, our 5 teams of seasoned triathletes and newbies will be up against 30 other companies.
Virtual Relay from Cardiff to Glasgow
Over the course of the year, we will tot-up the miles covered in the sporting challenges completed by colleagues to complete a virtual relay from Cardiff to Glasgow. The relay will call at every FPS location along the way. If successful in our goal, the company will turn the miles into pounds for Sport Relief.
So far, we have completed 83 miles, taking us past Bristol branch and now have our sights set on Southampton, as pictured below.
All fundraising efforts will go towards supporting Sport Relief; a fantastic charity promoting physical and mental health and education, both here in the UK and in some of the poorest communities across the world.
Events are taking place up and down the country so why not get behind staff at your local branch and support some great charities in the process? There are lots of ways to get involved, from providing sponsorship to joining in with events or training and lots in between.