Law firm RWK Goodman has announced ambitious plans for a 130-mile sponsored walk to raise £20,000 for charities Centrepoint, Sobell House, Swindon Food Collective and Trauma Breakthrough.
The ‘Step Ahead Challenge’ will see RWK Goodman employees walking the distance between their Bath and London offices, over 10 working days from 12 to 23 September.
Offices of RWK Goodman in Bath, London, Oxford and Swindon have respective charities they raise money for all year round (London – Centrepoint, Oxford – Sobell House, Swindon – Swindon Food Collective, and Bath – Trauma Breakthrough.)
The firm previously did the challenge in 2018 when 130 employees participated in the walk and raised over £17,000.
Sophie Webb, chair of the charities committee at RWK Goodman, comments: “The 2018 event was incredibly successful. As well as raising almost £18,000 for our chosen charities, we found that the event itself was extremely inclusive and we wanted to embrace that. Walkers don’t have to be super athletic to take part; it’s a challenge that many across the firm feel they can participate in.”
Corporate social responsibility is one of the core values that RWK Goodman has built on and is an inherent part of the firm’s culture. Throughout the year, partners and staff are heavily involved in a wide range of charitable and community-led initiatives.
Donations can be made through the fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stepahead2022
Information on the charities and the difference a donation makes:
Centrepoint – Just £12 (40p per day!) will sponsor a room for a month, to give a homeless young person the stability and support they need to move on to live independently
Sobell House – £150 could pay for a specialist doctor to assess and help a patient’s pain and symptom control
Swindon Food Collective – £5 pays for a home from hospital bag which provides service users with 48 hours of emergency food to free up a vital hospital bed
Trauma Breakthrough – £175 covers the costs of a 2hr support group for 6-8 male survivors of sexual abuse