At Excalibur, one of our core pledges is giving back to our local community, something that we have proudly done for over 20 years. Many of our charity endeavours are organised by our CSR-committee, the Excalibears. This colleague-led group was established to bring our charity goals to life, reflecting the values of Excalibur as a whole.
To honour this pledge, we take on the annual challenge of raising vital funds for local, South West charities. This year, the Excalibears set the team a sizeable challenge –walking the equivalent distance of Land’s End to John o’ Groats and back, within the month of June.
We’re delighted that we surpassed our original target of 1,748 miles, bringing our grand total to a staggering 1,932.5 miles. To sound even more impressive, this equates to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro twice, or Mount Everest one and a half times.
This was truly a collective effort, and was achieved through many team rambles, countless morning walks, and in one case, hobbling around on a broken toe! This success builds upon challenges of years past, which has seen the team take part in company sleep outs, climb the UK Three Peaks and cycle from Swindon to Paris.
Keeping the team motivated throughout June was Excalibur’s commitment to supporting three very deserving Wiltshire charities.
Over the past week, representatives from these charities spent some time at the Excalibur office. During their visit, the Excalibears and CEO, Peter Boucher, presented each organisation with a donation of £4,000. As well as discussing the difference this money will make, it was a great opportunity to consider how Excalibur can continue to support their vital work.