Last week we had our third quarterly charity day, and despite it being rearranged twice now the third time was a success.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit there has been a huge increase in the number of single-use gloves and masks that are being used. As well as an increase in single-use plastic cups as consumers began to enjoy takeaway pints, and new hygiene measures in eateries meant reusable coffee cups weren’t allowed.
We care about the community in which we are based and the planet we live on so this quarter our charity was focused on the environment and giving back to the local area in which we work day-to-day. Any rubbish that has been dropped on the streets of London is likely to end up in the River Thames, and this ultimately ends up in our oceans.
Wednesday afternoon saw the team put down the phones, our out of offices went on and we took to the streets for a riverside litter pick around Tower Hill. The team split into two groups and spread out across the city for what our Managing Director called ‘a freelance litter pick’ to anyone who asked. The afternoon was full of laughs, team building, and of course our natural competitiveness shone through.
Our litter pick also helped the teams to get in some much-needed steps as our August TicTrac challenge is well underway. This August, we’ve challenged each team to step the distance of London to Ibiza – 2,021km’s. We’re just hoping it doesn’t get as competitive as April’s challenge.