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21 days ago by Debbie Lloyd

Miles 4 Money

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We are all guilty when working from home of sitting at our desk/dining table/bed for 8 to 10 hours a day and only moving to get a coffee or go to the bathroom!

In many cases, this is to the detriment of not only our physical health but also our mental health, this is where Meridian's Miles4Money initiative comes in!

We want to encourage our employees to get moving, whilst raising money for our fantastic charity Leonard Cheshire. Leonard Cheshire are currently raising money to provide PPE for their 4,300 front line staff who have achieved the most remarkable results supporting residents across 120 care homes since the beginning of the pandemic last March. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Leonard Cheshire spent £285,000 annually on PPE. During the pandemic this cost has increased to £6.2 million annually. Despite additional government support, they now have a funding shortfall of £240,000per month which includes ongoing infection control measures.  

To help raise money for this great cause, we are encouraging our employees to get outside get their feet moving, whether that be a walk, jog or a hill run! For every 1,000 miles they clock up, Meridian will donate £1,000 to Leonard Cheshire up to a maximum of £5,000.

If you would like to support us with this, please feel free to make a donation to our Just Giving page!