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Deloitte staff to run around the clock for GROW

Deloitte staff to run around the clock for GROW

Wednesday 03 March 2021

Deloitte staff to run around the clock for GROW


Local runner, David Becker, will be taking on a 24-hour challenge alongside 20 colleagues to raise funds for the Guernsey Rural Occupational Workshop.

The 24-hour challenge will take place on Friday 5 March, starting at 09:00, with each participant walking, running or cycling for an allocated one to two hours.

The money raised during the event will go towards GROW’s plans to improve existing buildings and greenhouses, installing a new fully equipped workshop and a hospitality training kitchen that will give workers the experience of handling money, customer service and using household kitchen equipment. 

£3 million is needed to complete the re-development and a fundraising target of £1.5 million by October this year has been set.

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Pictured: The plans to redevelop GROW's existing site and greenhouses. 

David Becker, who is an Audit Partner at Deloitte in Guernsey, has organised this challenge ahead of taking part in the Jungle Ultra Marathon this year to raise funds. The Ultra Marathon was due to take place in 2020, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was rescheduled for June 2021. 

"Due to the uncertainty of the Jungle Ultra Marathon again this year, I have been looking at other ways we can continue to support GROW," he said.

"The initial plan was to run for 24 hours around Footes Lane on my own but, due to the current restrictions, we have had to come up with a new plan. I am excited to have my colleagues get involved in something a bit different and all for a great cause."

Last October, Deloitte began a three-year collaboration with local charity GROW as part of Deloitte’s firm-wide 5 Million Futures initiative.

GROW provides development and support to individuals who are learning disabled, physically disabled or suffering from mental health issues. Individuals are given the opportunity of supported employment or attendance training in a safe and secure environmental workshop. The link to this fundraiser can be found HERE

Pictured: David Becker with some of the GROW crew last year. 

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