With their head office based in the Midlands, leading care provider Radis Community Care announced its charities of the year as mental health charity Mind, as well as the leading charity for older people Age UK.

And, to kickstart a year’s worth of fundraisers, a number of the business’s services have come together for its ‘One Mile per Smile’ campaign, where Radis staff and care workers walked, ran and cycled 3,200 miles – a mile for each client they support.

Exceeding the target of completing 3,200 miles as a business in just one month, Radis Community Care’s services across England and Wales, including Live-In, Extra Care and Visiting Care, came together for two incredible charities.

Jay Symons, National Live-in Manager at Radis Community Care led the way with her and the live-in team completing the most miles.

She said, “For me, leading by example is so important. To ensure I did my bit, I would get my walking shoes on and walk for four miles – no matter rain or shine.

“All managers, our coordinator, as well as some of our carers and clients actively took part too. And, promoting the benefits of exercise on mental wellbeing whilst taking in the fresh air was really important to us.”

With the care provider’s services spread across the UK and Wales, this fundraiser meant that the 3,200+ miles ran were done from a plethora of areas across two countries.

Fay Davis, Business Support Administrator for Radis explained that many of the staff located at the businesses head office in Tamworth used their lunch break to get in some extra miles.

She said, “I always go for a walk before work, but this fundraiser pushed me to do even more and to go even further. I walked two miles both morning and evening, as well as more over the weekend – and it’s something I have continued to do.”

The fundraiser has done much more than raise vital funds, but has raised awareness of both charities, Mind and Age UK, whilst also encouraging Radis staff to continue walking, proving the benefits it has on mental and physical health.

With many of the team continuing to increase their daily steps, it’s clear that the fundraiser was a huge success in every sense of the word.

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