We’d aimed to walk 752km – the distance between Kyiv and the Polish border – but smashed that goal by an astonishing 122km, with £1,770 is on its way to a charity supporting Ukrainian refugees after Swanton donated £752 to match the goal and doubled the £509 raised independently by services.
Swanton CEO Andrew Dalton praised everyone for their stunning efforts, he said:
“What a fantastic result from our wonderful people. We’re proud of everyone for getting involved and walking so much further than we’d initially aimed for and the money raised will hopefully help people who’ve fled Ukraine to begin rebuilding their lives.”
Values In Care services in South Wales also clocked up a great distance as people supported there and their care teams walked 308kms, taking part in the Ukraine fundraising efforts. They took to the seaside in Porthcawl, went around Brecon and Bridgend Country Parks and walked their local areas.
Elsewhere, Swanton HR Consultant Barbara Elborn walked an incredible 160km during a week’s holiday in Paphos, Cyprus. She combined sightseeing of Paphos’ ancient history with her walks. She told us:
“Most days, I walked the 3k between my hotel and the local harbour. One of my walks was to the Tomb of the Kings, and another was to the archaeological park and I also went to the Atamas Peninsula, where I got to walk around landmarks such as Aphrodite’s bath. Swanton’s Ukraine walking fundraiser was a big incentive for me to do as much as I could when I was away. I do walk regularly, but my distances on holiday were far in excess of what I’d do in a normal week!”