Icon raises £4,497 for WeSeeHope’s HOPE10,000 challenge

21 September 2020

Icon Solutions is proud to announce that they have raised £4,497 in support of WeSeeHope. As a long-term supporter, the team at Icon decided to match WeSeeHope’s virtual challenge of walking/running/cycling or swimming 10,000km in the space of the month. Together, across 833 separate activities, the team exceeded the target – covering a total of 10,414km for the charity.

WeSeeHope is a charity committed to creating sustainable community-led change for vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa. Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19, WeSeeHope had to cancel some of their most effective fundraising events, including a 300km cycle ride around the base of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, one of the countries where they work. In order to raise much needed funds, the charity launched the HOPE10,000 challenge to support their work helping vulnerable children and communities during the pandemic.

The team at Icon were keen to not only take part, but to contribute 10,000km on their own. Icon Solutions contributed a donation for every mile walked/swum/cycled or hopped, with many of the team raising their own sponsorships as well. Ben Hallifax, Operations Director, said “We have seen the impact of WeSeeHope’s work in communities first hand and wanted to help make a difference. As a result, the team all got behind this very quickly, and we have had a wide variety of contributions, from 100km bike rides, to a 26 mile hill walk. I am very proud of what we have achieved and would like to thank everyone for their incredible efforts.”

Mark Glen, WeSeeHope’s CEO, said: “Icon’s continued support means so much to WeSeeHope, particularly at this timeTheir contribution to the HOPE10,000 will help us sustain our work with vulnerable children and communities in Southern and Eastern Africa during COVID-19. The pandemic is exacerbating poverty, insecurity and vulnerability – what started as a health crisis now has socio-economic ramifications that are predicted to be felt for years to come. That is why our work is needed now more than ever.”

You can find out more about WeSeeHope and how they are responding to COVID-19 here. You can also make a regular or one off donation here.

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