More than £82k raised during Springboard’s Virtual Race Around the World!

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Winners revealed below…

At the start of July, our 24 teams embarked on the colossal challenge of getting as far Around the World as possible, whilst visiting the Seven Wonders along the way. Participants could walk, run, swim or cycle to gain their miles, which were then combined with the members in their teams to move their team along the virtual map.

The month long Virtual Race Around the World has now come to an end and we’re delighted with the efforts put in by our teams to rack up the miles and fundraise for Springboard!

A massive well done to all of our winners and everyone who participated, and a huge thank you to our Sponsors and the companies who donated their generous prizes.

This year’s Virtual Race raised over £82,000 (including GiftAid), beating last year’s Virtual Race total by a whopping £18,000!

The incredible total will go towards supporting young, unemployed, and disadvantaged people to find great jobs in the hospitality industry.

If you haven’t already donated and would like to, the JustGiving page is open until the end of August. You can donate here.

Take a look at what this year’s participants got up to…

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Here is the full list of winners and their prizes:

The team that got the furthest Around the World and virtually visited 4 of the seven wonders of the world: Green Team 23

Green Team 23 have won a team prize of Canapes and a drinks reception at Hilton Bankside

The Top Fundraising Team, who raised and incredible £7,730: Kinder Clan

Kinder Clan have won a team prize of canapes and a drinks reception at Apex Hotels

Our Top Fundraising Individual, who raised £4,745: David Kinder

David has won an overnight stay for two, including breakfast and dinner at the Dorchester Collection

Champion Swimmer: Grant Jones

Grant has won an overnight stay for two, including breakfast and dinner at Hand Picked Hotels

Champion Cyclist: Nina Gold

Nina has won an overnight stay for two at One Hundred Hotel Shoreditch

Champion On Foot (running or walking): Marcus Weedon

Marcus has won an overnight stay for two, including breakfast at Cliveden House

Social Media Champions: Tom Alabaster (The Mighty Ambassadors), David Thomas Lapsley (The Mighty Ambassadors), Esyllt Roberts (Team Springboard) and Marcus Weedon (Hospitality Consultants)

They have all won Revolution and Cuban Gift Experiences

Want to participate in next year’s race? Or perhaps your organisation would like to become a sponsor? Register your interest below.

Thank you to our sponsors

Published: 4th August 2023

Last edited: 8th August 2023

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