Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

New Year New You - calling our corporate supporters

Andy Hopkinson | 15th January 2020

We have some fantastic corporate supporters helping us to fight meningitis and we’re so grateful for everything you do. You are vital in helping us achieve our goals of saving lives and rebuilding futures

Meningitis Now New Year New You fundraising campaign - corporate Five Valleys Walk

One of the many ways you do this is by entering teams in our events. So, we thought, as part of our New Year New You 2020, we’d throw down the challenge to all you corporate supporters out there to sign up and get a team together to take part in one of our events this year.

There are lots to choose from and they’re a great way to inspire your staff, creating pride and motivation and building team spirit. They’re good fun too. 

You could gather together a team of work colleagues for our annual Five Valleys Walk in September, for example.

Taking on the challenge

Last year saw a number of corporate teams taking on this 21-mile challenge around the Cotswold hills and valleys that surround our Head Office in Gloucestershire, including Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, Berry bpi group and Loxley Legal.

Sarah Huntbach, a Senior Associate with Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, told us, “From a corporate business perspective we get a huge amount of benefit from taking part in the Five Valleys Walk. We have now participated for the last two years."

“As a firm we have many different departments and whilst everyone is working towards a common goal of improving lives, communities and society through the work we do in acting for individuals and organisational clients, the opportunities to get to know each other are limited."

So uplifting

“Bringing together a group of people from across the firm who all voluntarily participate in the day is so uplifting and has longer-term benefits through the development of good relationships with our colleagues, which spending a day getting to know each on this challenging walk offers."

“The second year saw our team increase in participants from the first year – including people returning – and I expect the team we put in for our third year this year to be bigger again.”

Meningitis Now New Year New You fundraising campaign - corporate Five Valleys Walk

And Sarah’s colleague Claraine, who did the walk for the first time last year, added, “It was a challenging and emotional experience for me but I had a wonderful day and met some wonderful people. I am definitely signing up again this year!”

Our vision for 2020

New Year New You is our vision for 2020 to get everybody fired up to take on one of our challenge or community events during the year.

If the company you work for would like to get involved we’d love to hear from you.

So, what are you waiting for? Take that first step today, and find out more about our fundraising events.