Miles for Smiles ChallenG+E

Here at Garbutt + Elliott we are committed to raising funds for our 2 charity partners this year, Leeds Children’s Heart Fund and York Rescue Boat. Unfortunately due to the current pandemic we’ve not been able to do any of the activities we had planned for 2020 such as, York/Leeds 10k, Three Peaks and the G+E Bike Ride.

We want to make a big effort now to get back on track and raise some money for these brilliant charities. We’ve thought outside the box to come up with a company-wide challenge that everyone can take part in.


Miles for Smiles ChallenG+E!

From Monday 10th August to Sunday 6th September (4 weeks) Garbutt + Elliott have set an ambitious challenge. As a team we will aim to cover a total distance of 3000 miles, equivalent to the 3000 nautical miles Yorkshire Rows covered across the Atlantic Ocean in 2016.


How will we do it?

We’re asking our staff and their family to cover as many miles as they can, in any way they like, the more creative the better! This could anything from walking, running or cycling to interesting destinations, to rock climbing, hula hooping or mowing the lawn!

Each week we will total up the miles that each staff member and their family has completed, with a view to share photos/videos of our team to keep the momentum going – keep an eye on our social media channels as we share our staff achievements each week.


How will we raise money?

We have set up a Virgin Giving page where everyone who is taking part can make a suggested £5 contribution or whatever they can afford, plus invite friends, family and business contacts to support us in the efforts for these fantastic charities.


Our Virgin Giving page can be accessed here.


How will we chart our progress?

Each week we will share a map showing the radius of miles we have completed, this will keep everyone updated as to where we could have got in the world with mileage so far.

We hope everyone can pull together as a team to make this our best fundraising event ever