Mazars takes on 1,000 mile charity challenge

13 September 2017

 four members of Mazars staff takes on 1,000 mile charity challenge

Mazars, the leading international tax, accountancy and advisory firm, has commenced its first Sense 1000 challenge: a national cycling event in aid of the national disability charity Sense. Nearly 200 Mazars staff are participating in the event, which passes all 15 of Mazars offices in England and Scotland, in an effort to raise tens of thousands of pounds to support people with complex communication needs.

Taking place over the course of 12 consecutive days, from the 11– 22 September, Sense 1000 is a 1,000 mile cycling route from Glasgow to London, passing each of Mazars’ UK offices along the way. The ambitious challenge is divided into 16 different legs, with cyclists able to choose to undertake suitable stages throughout the event, including the option to attempt the entirety of the epic 1,000 mile journey. The event is designed to allow participants of all ability levels to take on a new challenge and raise money for a worthwhile cause.

Funds raised through the event will be donated towards the charity’s work in local communities.

To thank participants for their efforts Mazars and Sense will host a number of receptions along the route, ranging from barbeques to tours of Sense Touchbase centres. Participants, volunteers, members of staff, friends and family, clients and contacts will be welcomed with refreshments and drinks, accompanied by a series of talks.

Ian Wrightson, Mazars Head of People and Culture, said:

“Through both our work with clients and our support of charitable causes across the country, we’re committed to making a positive difference to society. The Sense 1000 challenge is a fantastic example, and has brought teams from across the UK together to work towards a common goal. All of those riding and supporting the event deserve thanks for their effort and for taking on a personal challenge in the name of a worthy cause.”

Gillian Morbey, Sense CEO, said:

“We’re thrilled that Mazars has chosen to support our cause in such an incredible way. Sense prides itself on enabling people to achieve their aspirations, and the Mazars event gives participants the chance to test themselves and achieve their goals. We’re incredibly grateful to the efforts of all the cyclists, which will help us to deliver vital services that make a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities and their families.”

To show your support for the cyclists, visit the Sense 1000 Just Giving page.