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25 May 2021

We walked the Robertson Way

During the month of April, 419 Robertson employees took part in the ‘Walk the Robertson Way Challenge’.

The challenge was set to boost wellbeing, encourage team building whilst many are working from home and to raise money for charity. A fantastic effort was made by all who participated, resulting in a total of 108 teams.

The teams walked, ran, cycled, worked out and even hit the gym once they reopened. The 419 active participants each aimed to complete 8,000 steps a day.

'Walk the Robertson Way' provided a great platform for Team Robertson to come together virtually, enjoy fresh air and exercise outdoors.

In total 115,704 km was covered – that's 167.6 million steps, or the equivalent of travelling nearly three times around the world.

Robertson Group and Robertson Residential Group have donated £5,000 which has been split between the top 2 teams from each group who clocked up the most steps, resulting in 4 teams receiving a donation of £1,250 for their chosen charities.

Robertson Residential Group - top teams

Sums of Anarchy – 3,878.7 km

Spynie – 3,077.5 km

Congratulations to 'Sums of Anarchy' also known as Jonny Black, Caroline Wilson, Craig Kidd, Sarah Cowan, and Charlene McGann – who covered 3,878 km and recorded the furthest distance overall. Sums of Anarchy have selected Kidney Research UK as their chosen charity.

'The Spynie Team' (a Robertson Homes development in Elgin) covered just over 3,000 km. Team members – Ian Burr, Allan MacDonald, Lorraine Cruickshank, Lachie Gillies and Gordon Malcolm – are donating to Diabetes UK. Ian Burr is going to take his fundraising for Diabetes UK 1,700,000 steps further by doing a sponsored walk from July till September covering the equivalent distance of Land's End to John o' Groats.

Robertson Group - top teams

The Geordie Striders – 3,794.8 km

The Walking Dead – 3,081.5 km

The Geordie Striders, made up of Becky Taylor, Jessica Ben-Said, Melanie Wightman, Martin Westgate and Paul Del Prete clocked up an incredible 3,794.8 km and have chosen to split the £1,250 between Cancer Research UK, Children North East and the Alzheimer's Society. Paul Del Prete will be continuing his fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society by taking part in the Great North Run later this year.

'The Walking Dead' – Jackie Murray, Iain Wyper, Alan Caldwell, Yvonne Sondh and John Condie from the Group Bid Team covered 3,081.5 km and are sending their donation to Marie Curie and the British Heart Foundation.

Top travellers

A special mention also goes to the top three participants who travelled the furthest:

  • Craig Kidd – 1,964.8km (Sums of Anarchy)
  • John Condie – 1,513.6km (The Walking Dead)
  • Philip Dannatt – 1,421.8km (TeamKingswood)

Charity fundraisers

Finally, a huge well done to these three teams whose incredible fundraising efforts means even more charities are benefitting from Walk the Robertson Way. Stepping up to the challenge they raised a combined total of £3,071:

  • The Yorkshire Puddings who are donating £315 to Sheffield Children's Hospital.
  • Selling Sunset on Leith who raised £1,610 for Beatson.
  • Straight Outta HR / Holy Walkamolies whose £1,146 is going to Cancer Research UK.