Adrian Elliot

Save the Children

During the summer months our President Apparel & Footwear embarked on a Coast to Coast challenge in aid of Save the Children, a charity focused on helping children around the world to reach their full potential, by ensuring their safety, maintaining their health & wellbeing and supporting their education.

The Coast to Coast challenge involved a 13 day walk across the North of England, spanned a total of 190 miles, and equalled a combined elevation of 29,135ft, equivalent to Mt Everest. Coats employees were invited to join in the fundraising by pursuing their own individual or team challenge. With many keen to get involved our global community of colleagues from across Coats joined together to contribute to the fundraising efforts for Save the Children through a variety of different challenges from running and various sports activities through to knitted crafts. The combined efforts of our employees raised an amazing total of £18,000. This figure was matched by Coats resulting in a total of £36,000 raised to support the children reached by the charity. Not only was this a fantastic achievement for all those involved but it also brought positive benefits that supported the health and wellbeing of our employees by encouraging them to try something new and in many cases spend more time in nature.

Helen Slee, Regional Fundraising and Engagement Manager of Save The Children, said: ‘This is a fantastic effort from the Coats team. £36,000 can go a long way to giving children a better future… On behalf of Save the Children, a big thank you.’

For more than 250 years, Coats has been working to support local communities in the countries where we operate. This fundraising initiative for Save the Children is the latest example of this. Coats aspires to match 100% of the value of donations of money generated by specific fund-raising activities in future.

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