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From Cannock to Dallas! Over 10,000,000 steps and nearly £15,000 raised as ‘March the Month’ continues at pace

19 March, 2021 by Tom Peace

As part of Briggs Equipment’s partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, employees from across the business have been taking part in the Charity’s ‘March the Month’ walking challenge. Each day throughout March, participants are required to walk at least 11,000 steps, which represents the more than 11,000 dads, partners, grandads, sons, brothers, uncles and mates who die from prostate cancer every year.

With more than a week to go until the challenge finishes, the Briggs team have crossed the incredible milestone of 10,000,000 steps, which is roughly the same distance from Briggs Equipment’s Cannock office to the headquarters of our parent company, Sammons Enterprises in Dallas, Texas.

David Turner, Briggs Equipment’s Marketing Manager is taking part in the challenge and commented, “March the Month is a brilliant initiative as it’s not only helping raise valuable funds for Prostate Cancer UK, but it’s also a great way to exercise and promote mental health and wellbeing during lockdown.

“Charities have been impacted particularly severely throughout the pandemic, so it’s fantastic to see the Briggs team come together and raise vital funds at such an important time. The research and support carried out by Prostate Cancer UK is helping to change the lives of so many people across the country and we’re proud to be supporting such a fantastic cause.”

Esther Speck, from Briggs Equipment’s Charity Team, commented, “With just over a week to go in the challenge, it’s incredible to think that we’ve gone past the 10,000,000 steps mark and are on the cusp of raising £15,000. With the challenges that have arisen throughout the pandemic with regards to organising events, it’s been truly inspiring to see how Briggs employees have stepped up to the plate and shown their commitment to charitable causes.

“We are extremely proud of everyone taking and would like to thank each person that has supported the challenge either through donations or words of support. Hopefully, over the coming days we can continue to increase the rate of both our fundraising total and step count."

Briggs Equipment will also be matching the final fundraising total. 

We’ll be bringing you a full review of the March the Month challenge in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime don’t forget to support the cause and track the progress of Team Briggs by clicking here.