Tayside solicitors and estate agents firm Miller Hendry will spend the month of September walking the length of Britain… virtually, that is.
Teams from Miller Hendry’s offices in Crieff and Dundee are taking part in a challenge to run or walk the same distance as John O’Groats to Land’s End as part of The ARCHIE Foundation’s Virtual Challenge, which runs throughout the month of September. Money raised through sponsorship will go towards the Foundation and its programme of funding children’s hospitals in Tayside, Aberdeen and Inverness.
With Fitbits and pedometers at the ready, the two Miller Hendry teams of five are amping up the challenge by competing against each other. The first team to complete the 962 miles wins.
With three offices in Dundee, Perth and Crieff, Miller Hendry prides itself its charity and community initiatives. Julie Darroch, associate with Miller Hendry’s Crieff office, said the Virtual Challenge was a way to not only raise funds for something local, but also to involve employees of all ages and abilities.
“Miller Hendry is always looking for ways to support local charities and the fact that The ARCHIE Foundation raises money locally for Tayside Children’s Hospital was a plus. But we were also looking for something we could get people of all ages and abilities involved in. You don’t have to be able to go up a craggy cliff, you can do it while walking to work and around the office.
“Nobody’s standing still right now at Miller Hendry, especially with the challenge we’ve laid down to the two offices. A bit of healthy competition is spurring us on to clock up even more miles.”
Sick children’s charity The Archie Foundation provides equipment, staff training and family support for in the north of Scotland.
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