A huge thank you to staff of St Pierre Groupe for taking part in our Bridge the Gap 2021 fundraising challenge which saw them running, walking and cycling the distance between Tyne and Tamar Bridge. In three teams they covered a total distance of 2284km over 2 months and raised a fantastic £3234 which the company will also match. A special thank you goes out to Chris McLaughlin who completed the challenge solo and raised over £1000. We cannot thank the staff enough for getting involved with supporting us and the young people we work with.
Liz Bleakley PR and Communications Manager at St Pierre Groupe says:
“I was introduced to Working Options as part of my role with St Pierre Groupe. The work the charity does has always been important, but COVID-19 has created real challenges for young adults in the UK. The future workforce will be hit not just by a tough labour market, but also by the impact of disruptions to their education. Anything that we can do to help is worth doing and I could hardly round up the troops to take part without getting stuck in myself! I’m so glad I did because the business has agreed to match any money we raised and we can’t wait to see how it helps the team at Working Options to continue their great work”.