Companies across Glasgow and the West are being invited to swap high heels and suits for trainers and walking boots to take part in our annual walking challenge in aid of life-changing care and research.
Fresh air, fitness and fundraising are on the agenda as Bella the Beatson Bee encourages businesses and families to sign up for Off The Beatson Track which will be happening virtually on Saturday June 12th- Sunday 13th.
It’s the perfect outing for a company with community health and wellbeing as part of their company culture and their corporate social responsibility strategy or simply because they enjoy fundraising out with working hours. A recent Report from Aflac found that 77% of consumers are more likely to purchase products or services from a company which demonstrates a commitment to greater social causes.
Our flagship event, is a 10k (6.5miles) challenge which is suitable for all ages and mobility and is guaranteed a great ‘feel-good’ challenge. Now in its 8th year this is the second time the event has gone virtual during Covid times.
Rukhsar Amed, Director of Green Fulfilment in Glasgow said:
“We’re encouraging our people to take part in this 10k walking challenge as part of our corporate social responsibility programme, it’s important for our health and wellbeing and we are incredibly grateful for the services Beatson Cancer Charity provide. Our staff manage to do several thousand steps every day in our premises so this will literally be a walk in the park for them!”
Andy McCartney, Director of Base Scotland which owns a number of bars and restaurants in Scotland including The Duke’s Umbrella and Glaschu said:
“It’s been a really challenging time for everyone in the hospitality industry and keeping fit is something we encourage our teams to be mindful of. It’s incredibly important for our health and mental wellbeing.
I love running so look forward to this, and many of my colleagues from across the business will be taking part too.”
Teena McKenzie, Area Manager at H&T Pawnbrokers have 24 branches in Scotland and many of the West of Scotland branches are signed up said:
“Many of our staff and customers have been supported by the wonderful teams at Beatson Cancer Charity and this is our way of showing our thanks, we can’t wait to take part and come rain, hail, sun or shine we know we’ll all feel great after completing the 10k!”
Maisie McCormick, our Community Fundraising Manager said:
“No matter the size or scale of your business, all we ask is that you join in, wear yellow and enjoy yourself, whether you’re able to walk in your neighbourhood, local park or favourite rambling spot in Scotland. It’s £15 per person to register and kids under 15 go free. Everyone will receive a medal, a t-shirt and the knowledge that they have funded services supporting family and friends living with cancer. Register online or please call us 0141 212 0505.”
Martin Cawley, CEO of Beatson Cancer Charity, said:
“Each year, we eagerly wait to see just how involved the community gets in our fundraising events. We have never been disappointed as they always make an effort. Early indications are that, despite COVID-19, this year will be no different”
“We look forward to working with partners in the private sector and seeing Glasgow businesses take cancer in their community seriously as part of their CSR strategy.”
Working with us can help make a real difference in the communities that businesses serve by ensuring the continued support for customers, staff and peers who may at some point of their life experience cancer.