Accountants will be swapping their normal smart shoes for trainers and boots as they attempt to complete 10 million steps to raise money for White Lodge.
The team at Weybridge and Cranleigh firm TWP have pledged to complete the tough challenge by walking, running and finding other ways to reach their goal before the end of August.
All of the firm’s staff are still working from home to ensure they remain safe and will attempt to hit the 10,000 steps each day needed to reach their overall target.
They are calling on clients, local businesses and the community to help them fundraise as much as possible for the charity, which helps the most vulnerable disabled children, adults and their families.
During these extremely challenging times, White Lodge has continued to support local people offering respite care, specialist nursery services, holiday clubs and remote support for disabled individuals and their carers.
Paul Hawksley, Managing Partner at TWP Accounting, said: “White Lodge has done an exceptional job throughout lockdown to help families and vulnerable people during this stressful and difficult period.
“We are always blown away by the level of support they offer and we wanted to do something to help them, which is why we are taking on this monumental challenge together to raise money for them and we hope the community gets behind us and supports us.”
TWP has a long history of supporting White Lodge, having initially come in contact with the charity in 2016, when it was named as their charity of the year.
The firm has already helped raise hundreds of pounds for the organisation through sponsored walks, office bake-offs and team days, where they have helped with painting and gardening.
Jane Cartwright, Community Fundraiser at White Lodge, said: “We enjoy a fantastic relationship with TWP and they have always been there for us when we need them.
“This fundraising challenge couldn’t come at a more important time for us and we hope that everyone gets behind the team and cheers them on and sponsors them.”
White Lodge worked hard at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoyed fantastic community support through its “Stay at Home Hero” appeal.
However, with many traditional fundraising events being cancelled or postponed it is reliant on the work of businesses like TWP to help them during this challenging period.
To find out how you can donate to the TWP 10 Million Step Challenge, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/twptenmillionstepchallenge