War Child: Peace Band

Feb 12, 2021
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Peace Band Campaign

At the start of the year, we announced our special partnership with War Child as our first official charity partner.

We were delighted to kick start our partnership by taking part in their Peace Band campaign, aiming to walk the distance of the world (24,901 miles!) to raise money to go towards the work War Child do to support children growing up in conflict zones.

“Over the last year I have tried to get out at least once a day to go for a walk, even if it's just up and down the road. So when I was told that Tecknuovo were sponsoring our weekly walks to raise money for War Child, it was the motivation I needed to walk that extra 1km daily.” Louisa Gemmill, PMO Analyst

Hitting our target!

The Tecknuovo team have rallied together to walk, run, and generally move our way to gather the steps to hit our target. We are thrilled to share that not only did we hit it, but we exceeded and managed to achieve over 170% of our original target of 500 miles! A huge achievement for all those involved. Especially with the nationwide lockdown, it was a great motivation for the team to get up and move.

The campaign sparked an internal competition with some employees travelling over 200km over the six weeks, determined not to let the cabin fever get to them and take advantage of the beautiful views London has to offer.

“I have always enjoyed walking, so it’s been great to be able to get out and walk to raise money for War Child. With everything going on in the world it’s important to help others.” Vicky Medlycott, Head of Operations and HR

How our steps and donations will help

Through the money raised, War Child can continue their transformational work with children in war-torn countries such as Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, the ongoing conflict has left thousands of people with no financial security, and limited access to the food they need for their families to survive. As a result, thousands of children have no choice but to leave their education, their families and their homes in search of work. By taking part in Peace Band we are able to support these children by enabling them to reunite with families, provide catch-up education classes, apprenticeships and cash grants to them and their families.

The Tecknuovo team has enjoyed getting involved with such an important cause and are looking forward to supporting War Child further throughout the year.

“It’s no secret that lockdown has put a strain on everyone in various ways. For War Child to put together this fantastic initiative of Peace Band, giving us all that little extra nudge to get outside, stretch our legs and breath some mental fresh air, has been awesome. I’m really proud of what we have achieved, not just as a company but on the whole as a community.” Seb Crookall-Nixon, Senior Delivery Analyst

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