During five weeks in April and May, 273 employees from three sites in Sweden and the Corporate Head Office in Stockholm participated in a Step Count Challenge in association with the organization Save the Children.
For every participant, 50 SEK was donated to Save the Children’s global project EveryOne, which has as a goal to reduce child mortality with two thirds by the end of 2015.
The number of children dying in the world has gone down dramatically since 1990. But still every year 6.9 million children – nearly half of them newborn babies – die from illnesses that can easily be prevented or treated.
Save the Children’s vision is that no child under the age of 5 should die from preventable causes, and that public attitude will not tolerate a return to high levels of child deaths.
Besides daily exercise and a good conversation topic in the office the participants from Transcom AB and Transcom Worldwide AB contributed with 13 650 SEK in total to this project.
Together we walked 76 555 194 steps, equivalent to 1.4 laps around the globe.
If you would like to read more about Save the Children and their campaign Every One please click here.