More than 200 runners from across Berkeley Group joined Crisis' Race to End Homelessness challenge in July, raising over £53,000 for the charity.
Crisis, Strategic Partner of the Berkeley Foundation, challenged the nation to get running last month as part of the Home For All campaign. The funds raised will support the charity's work to help homeless and vulnerable people into permanent accommodation, following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Berkeley Foundation encouraged Berkeley's participants to run at least one mile each - a goal they quickly surpassed, clocking up 6,700 miles by running, walk and cycling around their local area.
Some of the biggest achievers of the fortnight include:
- Biggest divisional team: Berkeley West Thames Southall Waterside - 58 team members
- Longest distance covered by a team: Berkeley Group IT - 1,743 miles
- Most money raised by a team: St George City - £15,685
Richard Lee, Director of Fundraising at Crisis said:
"We are so pleased with the incredible amount that Berkeley Group have raised. We really appreciate their enthusiasm for taking part and collecting those all-important donations which will contribute to ensuring that people remain safe and that there is a home for all beyond the pandemic."
Sean Ellis, Chairman of St James, said:
"It has been a great event to bring people back together; those working from home, in our office and those out on site. We're a fairly small team of 60 people at Vauxhall, so to have a team of 36 taking part has been great.
The event has encouraged us to exercise, helped raise awareness of Crisis' important work to tackle homelessness, and seeing the donations mount up has spurred us on even further."