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Stepping along to Munich for charity

Employees at a sports marketing agency in the Witterings have travelled millions of steps to raise money for charity.


Staff at Brandwave in the Witterings supported Sport Relief 2018 with their #Chi2Munich challenge, travelling the equivalent distance from their head office in Chichester to their offices in Munich, Germany, and back again.


The distance equated to 1,880 km, which works out at 2,467,190 steps. The team attempted to reach this distance within the seven days of Sport Relief.


The 22-strong team taking part managed to reach this target and surpass it, covering a total of 2,071km, which equated to 2,717,847 steps.


Through this, Brandwave managed to raise a grand total of £2,573 for Sports Relief.


Natasha Clarke, account director at Brandwave, said: “At the beginning of the week, it really was touch and go. We were concerned at points, especially with all the snow. We were asking ourselves is this realistic? Will we make it to our target distance in seven days? But, the whole team really got behind the cause.”


“We used this opportunity to not only raise money for a fantastic cause, but to show the community just how many different sports activities you can get into.”


In line with Sport Relief’s Whatever Moves You campaign, Brandwave’s team have been taking part in activities to reach the 1,880 km distance including running, cycling, swimming, skiing, paddle boarding, playing football, tennis, and netball before and after work and during lunch hours.


On the opening weekend of Sport Relief, despite the challenging weather conditions brought by the ‘Beast from the East’, different members of the team cycled through the South Downs and took part in Chichester’s parkrun.


Daniel Macaulay, founder and chief executive at Brandwave, said: “We’ve always believed in the power of sport and its ability to be a catalyst for positive social change. Sport Relief does just that.


“As a sports marketing agency, the team here feel a real responsibility to get involved in these initiatives. Not only have we managed to raise over £2,500 for the brilliant work Sports Relief supports, it’s something that’s brought our whole team together.”


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