Throughout the month of March staff at A&R virtually marched the length of the Welsh Coastal Path by walking and running to raise money for charity.
The team at A&R Cleaning and Security Services laced up their trainers and took on the mammoth 827-mile route.
March was certainly an unpredictable month weather-wise but that didn’t stop the team cruising past the target and reaching just over 2000-miles.
Which was more than enough to do the journey twice-over, and have a few miles left in the tank!
A&R staff members posing for a picture after a quick run after work
The team have raised £1000 for Velindre Cancer Trust and Mind UK who are two charities that are very close to A&R.
But this challenge was not just about how many miles could be reached, but the positive impact that exercise has on the health and wellbeing of us all. Which has never been more important during the challenging times we are all currently facing.
Video credit: Stephen Davies
Being a close, family-run business Ashley and Rayner Davies, Directors of A&R Cleaning & Security, saw first-hand how the global pandemic gradually began taking its toll on the mental health of their staff.
As a company that prides itself on looking after its workforce, they decided to invest in an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for all 300+ employees and their immediate families.
The EAP scheme offers employees and their immediate families access to 365-day, round the clock support, therapy, counselling including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions from a team of highly trained CBT professionals.
The scheme can offer support with stress, anxiety, bereavement, financial wellbeing, tenancy, and housing issues and also includes a range of other beneficial support systems for employees and their families
Alongside the EAP scheme, the South Wales-based business are now looking ahead to their other charity activities for the rest of 2021 and beyond!