Staff at a Spalding salad factory have joined an initiative to collectively journey the length of the country.
A group of colleagues from the Greencore salads site, together with colleagues from their sister site in Boston, have embarked on a challenge to cover the equivalent of the journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of 1,083 miles by walking, running or cycling during the month of April.
In doing so, they hope to raise £1,083 – £1 for each mile covered – for charity.
Among those taking part are Chris Needle, commercial director salads, Alex Clark, senior business manager, Chris Tiney, senior business manager, Ed Rees, commercial controller, Madeleine Rainert, product development manager, Gemma Read, product development manager, Nicole Pattrick, product development manager, Lee Jackson category manager and Laura Chapman, account executive.
All money raised will go to mental health charity, Mind, to support the invaluable work they do to support people struggling with mental health issues.
Greencore Spalding has been producing coleslaw and other side of plate salads out of its site in Pinchbeck for many years and is expanding its production and taking on new people to meet the increasing consumer demand.
Commenting on the fundraising, Simon Titchner, general manager at Greencore Spalding, said: “We know that many people struggle with mental health issues, particularly in the current environment.
“Our colleagues wanted to offer their support for an organisation that has supported so many people.
“Unfortunately current restrictions make it difficult for them to do the actual trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats, but being a resourceful group of people they have taken it upon themselves to set out the challenge and to meet their targets in their own way.”
The fundraising page can be found here.