Swindon law firm’s new fitness initiative for charity

By Anita Jaynes on 8 July, 2015

Swindon-based law firm Withy King has committed to taking part in the Million Makers Challenge for The Prince’s Trust.

The idea behind this is, that Withy King, along with numerous other businesses throughout UK have committed to raising a minimum of £10,000 in six months, collectively raising £1m in 2015 for the Prince’s Trust.

Withy King’s Million Makers’ team has come up with the initiative #bizfit as their core fundraising idea. They are taking up the challenge to get local businesses to sign up a team in to the “Bizfit 30 day step challenge” to help promote and increase fitness and wellbeing within their organisations. Proceeds from the challenge entry fee will be donated to The Princes Trust. The first challenge will begin on 1 September.

Each team member will be given a pedometer and challenged to log their steps each day throughout September on Bizfit’s website (www.withyking.co.uk/bizfit) with a leader board being updated daily.

At the end of the 30 day challenge, the business that has logged the most number of steps averaged out against the number of members in their team will win the challenge.

They intend to run the same challenge in October with a Champion of Champions challenge in November.

At the end of the challenge, the overall winner will be awarded their prizes at their awards event.

Greg Callard, associate solicitor and member of the Million Makers Team from Withy King said: “I was at the Million Makers’ launch event and felt compelled to sign up after hearing some inspiring stories and along with ten of my colleagues we have taken up the challenge.

“Every penny that we raise will be donated to the Princes Trust and for all monies raised over £10,000 up to £15,000 Withy King will be match funding so we have a real opportunity to make a difference to young peoples lives.

“We hope to raise the majority of £10,000 target through this initiative and are really excited about engaging with the local business community to promote this.”

Withy King launched their initiative internally to their own colleagues in the office and encouraged colleagues to don their PE Kits for #launchdaysportsday.

Amongst their various activities employees took part in the inaugural Withy King ‘Plank Off’ whereby they competed against colleagues to see who could maintain their plank for the longest. Withy King staff also munched away on a lovely array of fruit kindly donated by Swindon Sandwich Shop and caterers Fillerz.

Greg added: “This generated a real buzz in the office and we were delighted colleagues really embraced this.”

Watch out for regular updates on seeing if Withy King can hit their £10,000 target by 8 December.

Pictured below: A group of #bizfit participants from Withy King