Touchdown travels 330km in global team challenge
By Olivia Manning, Junior Account Executive, Touchdown PR
From Sydney, to Singapore, to Surrey – on foot, bike, and even roller skates – the Touchdown PR team travelled 330km and raised $3,300 for charity
On Friday 14th August, Touchdown PR colleagues worldwide embarked on a team challenge, with a goal of collectively covering over 240km in just 24 hours. Team members from the US, EMEA and APAC regions took it in turns to run, walk, cycle or swim 5km each – with every 1km travelled equating to a $1 donation to nominated regional charities.
Going the extra mile(s)
Nearly forty employees took part in the challenge, some accompanied by their sons, daughters, or four-legged companions. One colleague even embraced the challenge on four wheels, roller skating her way around Austin, Texas.
Other participants went the extra mile (or kilometres) to ensure the team met their goal, with Jeff, Lesley and Carsten cycling over 30km.
From early morning walks around Schlosspark Nymphenburg gardens and Sydney Harbour bay, to evening strolls around downtown Singapore, the challenge was truly a global one.
And, the efforts of the entire team did not go amiss! After 24 hours, the total distance covered was over 330km – nearly 100km above the initial company target.
As a massive ‘well done’ to the entire team, Touchdown donated $3,300 split between the seven nominated regional charities:
- Enjoy Cleaning Up, Netherlands
- Kinder not Hilfe, Germany
- Daisy’s Dream, UK
- Caritas of Austin, US
- La Spa, France
- Giving, Singapore
- Bush Heritage, Australia
It was excellent to see the entire Touchdown Team prove that despite not working side by side, but dispersed across the globe, team spirit is very much alive. From Toulouse, to Sydney, and all the other places in between, well done team.