Land’s End to John o’ Groats sign

Marching on through lockdown

Working in remote teams during the pandemic has been tough on us all. We’ve tried to keep our colleagues in regular contact and keep spirits high, but it can be difficult for everybody. Balancing the ‘new normal’, working from home and numerous lockdowns is tough on us all. Of course, we know why we have to stick to the rules, but it doesn’t make life any easier.

One thing that people have commented on, not just in our team, is the lack of drive to get outside and exercise. I think we can all empathise with that! Jacqui in the WeDo Finance team suggested a group effort to get moving…

Introducing WeDo Walking!

We’ve all signed up to try and walk from Land’s End to John o’ Groats! Obviously, we can’t actually walk the real route… but we can collectively complete the 2,299,172 steps to get there virtually! Our colleagues are making the effort to get out and about near their homes. Walking can reduce stress levels, lift our mood, improve memories and help people sleep better. It’s also not too strenuous, so everyone can take part no matter their fitness levels.

It’s easy to talk yourself out of going for a walk but if we are working towards a collective goal it may just give us that motivation to wrap up warm, get outside and get moving.

We’ve set ourselves milestones up and down the UK, and we’re currently ‘approaching’ Hadrian’s Wall. There’s a long way to go, but whoever gets the most steps in will receive a donation of £2,000 to a charity of their choice from WeDo.

Our stops are:

  • Land’s End
  • Plymouth
  • Bristol
  • Stratford-Upon- Avon
  • Chester
  • York
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Glasgow
  • Scone
  • Inverness
  • John o’Groats

It’s great to see the team come together during these times, and it’s sure keeping us competitive and more in touch than ever. I’d highly recommend it!