EN:Joy Riders go the extra mile for Ashley

The EN team smash 1.8million steps in 7 days challenge to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of apprentice Ashley Winks

Starting on 27th September, for 7 days the Efficiency North EN:Joy Riders did a step challenge to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Ashley Winks, our Humber Construction Hub apprentice who lost his battle with Burkitt Lymphoma, a rare form cancer, in January this year. Throughout his illness, Ashley received a great deal of support from Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to providing specialised nursing, care and support to young people with cancer.

The challenge was to walk the distance between all 45 of Efficiency North's social housing landlord members up and down the country. This is equivalent to 812 miles, roughly 1.8M steps over the course of the 7 days. 

We are very pleased to announce that together we walked 2,303,602 steps, 1,151.8 miles - that is 28% more than the target.

EN:Procure Framework Manager Liz Quinn walked the most steps, notching up a staggering 150,733 total.

Thanks also to EN:Able Futures Social Value Advisor Caroline Lee, Finance Manager Helen Anderson and Chief Executive Lee Parkinson's families. who did 616,877 steps between them - 27% of the overall total.

Chief Executive Lee Parkinson said, “I am so pleased that the team have achieved and exceeded the target of 1.8m steps in 7 days for the Step Up For Ashley challenge. All funds raised will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust who provided excellent support to Ashley during his battle with cancer. Aside from the immediate cause and benefit of participating in the step challenge, it provided some time each day for me to think about Ashley, how brave he was in his fight with cancer and how his passion for music was so central to his life. Whilst Ashley is sadly now gone, he wont be forgotten, and his memory will inspire future fund raising efforts in the company. As underpinned by our values, “we make it happen together”.  

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the challenge so far.

 If you'd like to contribute please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EfficiencyNorth/3

Super stepper Framework Manager Liz Quinn on one of her walks around Branton

The Executive Management Team heading out on a post-meeting walk along the Five Weirs Way after their first face to face meeting since March 2020 on Friday 1 October

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