Highway Care – Stepping up to raise £5k for Macmillan
Highway Care has launched the first in a campaign of fundraising tasks that will be taken on by its team for the company’s chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. And your support will truly make all the difference.
As The Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, once famously said, ‘a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.’ For the Highway Care team, it’s a journey of 491 miles that starts with a single step, push of a peddle or swish of an arm through the water – and that journey begins 01 March!
As part of a year of fundraising that will bring the team together, as well as raising money for cancer care charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, colleagues from across our business will be taking on the mission to cover as many loops of Highway Care’s operational depots as possible in distance.
This will mean aiming to cover the 491 miles by walking, jogging, swimming, skipping… or dancing a polka if they like… as many times as they can throughout the month of March. It’s not important how they add to the total, just that they join in and support the team effort and the worthy cause.
Why 491 miles?
Well, that’s the distance we would have to walk if you were to set off from the Highway Care operations hub in Kent and walk to each of the company’s other UK depots and back again.
It’s not really practical to do that in real life, so instead, Highway Care is asking people to sponsor the virtual journey of the same distance in whatever location is convenient for each member of the team.
Macmillan is the nominated charity of choice for 2024, chosen by the Highway Care personnel.
The goal? To raise £5,000, which will help to fund the vital care and services that Macmillan provides for people living with cancer, and their families. The money raised through this challenge will go a significant way to reach this overall goal.
Highway Care hopes that its efforts will firstly help to do good, but it will also bring provide the platform for its team to come together to work towards a common goal, share a sense of purpose, get to know colleagues better and have fun along the way!
Selecting a nominated charity and organising events to raise funds during the year sends out a clear message to the Highway Care team that it is not just a company, but a community. That they don’t just do a job; they make a difference.
As the company takes its first steps towards its £5k total, there’s a long way to go to bring in that much money for Macmillan. But the company is confident it will get there with your help. And that was Lao Tzu’s point – to get to your destination, you have to make a start.
Together, we are stronger, more ambitious and more motivated than we could ever be alone – a principle that lies at the heart of what Macmillan does – and the culture that’s building at Highway Care.