Staff at Swoffers will journey 700 miles in 36.5 hours to raise funds for Autism Guernsey and mark the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day.
Through a combined effort, 12 of the local estate agent’s staff will swim 25 miles, cycle 450 miles and run 225 miles beginning at 6am on Friday 8 May and finishing at 6.30pm on Saturday 9 May.
Spencer Noyon of Swoffers said the business wanted to contribute to the 70th anniversary celebrations of Liberation Day, while also raising money for charity.
‘Autism Guernsey’s 365 campaign captured our hearts and our imagination and as one of Guernsey’s leading, and longest running, estate agents and property managers we wanted to do something that would not only raise funds for the charity, but also involve as many people as possible.’
On Liberation Day Swoffers’ staff will be running on treadmills adjacent to the crossing between North Beach car park and the Liberation monument where islanders can contribute to the fundraising effort.
‘We need islanders to help us decide what we should do in the remaining half hour of our challenge and welcome any suggestions,’ said Spencer.
In order to provide ongoing local support, Autism Guernsey launched the 365 initiative in an effort to sign up a minimum of 365 clubs, companies, schools, associations, families and individuals to either pledge or raise £365 in 365 days.
The local charity was launched in August 2013 to ensure a positive future for individuals affected by autism in the Bailiwick. The organsation is self-funding and continues to grow to cope with an ever increasing demand from those needing its help and support.
You can contact the 36.5-hour challenge team at Swoffers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 711766.