Latest News | 16 June 2021

Firm goes extra miles for charity

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Astute Recruitment has smashed its target to complete a virtual challenge to go from John O’Groats to Land’s End in aid of Derby City Mission.

Earlier this year, the firm’s staff took part in the #Miles4Meals challenge, covering the 911-mile distance by walking, running or cycling.

But the team were so proactive that they set a new distance target of Southern Italy to Norway – and ended up covering 8,914 miles, raising £1,000 for the charity in the process.

Managing director Mary Maguire said: “By creating an opportunity for sponsoring our family and friends to walk, run or cycle, not only were we able to raise money for Derby City Mission but encourage our team to stay healthy physically and mentally.”

Sarah Fowler, head of poverty prevention at Derby City Mission, said: “Partnerships like this are vital to the work we do. With such a dramatic increase in need, we are having to look for additional funding to sustain the support for those individuals and families that find themselves without food.

“This money will go a long way to providing around 50 food parcels for them and we are so grateful.”

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