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

Organised by Platform Housing Group, the Be Active: How Far Can We Go 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 traveled 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 supported the project 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.”

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