A recent initiative to encourage wellbeing has seen participants clock up almost 1000 miles.

The Be Active: How Far Can We Go project was organised by Platform Housing Group. This social value project involved both colleagues and customers who were challenged to walk, run, cycle and swim. The project was organised as part of Platform Housing Group’s annual communities week. Over the week, 39 participants travelled over 980 miles.

Chris Colley, Community Officer at Platform Housing Group explained: “Encouraging activity during a pandemic is no easy task; that’s why we decided to launch an initiative to travel from our most northern office in Louth, Lincolnshire to our most southern one in Worcester. However, this total – 182.76 miles – was soon surpassed. It was then that we decided to try and travel the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End. And we did it!

Travis Perkins Managed services decided to get onboard with this social value project. The supply chain solutions provider supported them by donating a sports watch to one of the winning participants. One of the winners was Paul Barber, pictured above. Paul is a Platform Housing Group customer, who walked 16 miles, even though he uses crutches.

Paul said : “I was delighted to get involved with this project and get out and about. I am thrilled with the watch. Thanks to Platform Housing Group for organising it.”

If you would like to find out more about how Travis Perkins Managed Services partnerships help support the local community, contact us now. As a supply chain solutions provider, we have helped give back to so many organisations through our community engagement projects. We strive to continue to support these in the hopes of building a better quality of life for everyone. Get in touch today and email managedservices@travisperkins.co.uk to get involved.