Virtual Charity Race from Soho To Sicily!
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Virtual Charity Race from Soho To Sicily!

Our team took part in Stanhope’s Journey For Jobs, virtual race from Soho to Sicily, helping to raise over £3,000!

In February 2023, the Stanhope Foundation led 28 companies, made up of 50 teams, on a 6-week virtual race from Soho to Sicily. Participants travelled a combined total of 72,538 miles and raised over £3,000 for 4 incredible charities!

Thanks to their determination the participants, including Real PM’s very own Martin Clark, Simon Lawson, Martin Scadden, Carmen Bravo and Barry Fowler, helped raise money for charities that work to help people find ‘pride, hope and success through their work’.

They cycled, walked, ran, swam and rowed a combined total of 1,787 miles over a period of only 6 weeks! Simon Lawson even came first out of all the swimmers competing across all 28 companies, swimming a total of 44 miles. Real PM is immensely proud of him and the rest of the team they truly did go the extra mile to support some incredible charities.

The Charities:

Maggie’s provides free emotional, social or practical to those battling cancer in the UK. Their centres work alongside the NHS to help those diagnosed with cancer at all stages, as well as those that care for loved ones.

3 million people, on estimate, are living with cancer currently in the UK. The money raised by Journey for Jobs will primarily help fund their ‘Back to Work Scheme’ for people living with their diagnosis.

Construction Youth Trust’s vision is “a construction and built environment sector that drives social mobility and delivers social value by inspiring and enabling the diverse young talents of 21st Century Britain to overcome barriers and build better futures.”.

Their primary focus is supporting young people that are from low-income backgrounds, underrepresented groups, and/or those facing significant barriers to employment.

The Prince’s Trust helps 11-30 year olds build confidence and skills through courses and workshops aimed to help them find meaningful employment, education and enterprise.

The Stanhope Foundation support their Team programme, Development Awards and Get Hired events all of which are dedicated to helping young people.

St Mungo’s primary goal is to end homelessness and rough sleeping.

The donations from the virtual race partly go towards their Recovery College. The college is a 12-month programme that helps its clients get and sustain meaningful employment through workshops and 1-2-1 sessions with a Stanhope Foundation-funded progression coach.