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Green Park takes on the Cumbrian Challenge
Taking place in May, we are pleased to announce that Green Park will have two teams entering the annual Cumbria Challenge in support of charity Walking with the Wounded, which seeks to change the lives of veterans and, crucially, their families. Providing early intervention programmes and speeding up access to therapy for men and women who have served, Walking with the Wounded targets those struggling with mental health issues, unemployment, homelessness or caught in police custody.
The Cumbria Challenge will see the teams trekking across the Lake District over three peaks in a 16-kilometer hike with a 600-meter ascent. Collectively, the two teams, Sole Sisters and Legs Miserable, will collectively include six Green Park employees who aim to fundraise a total of £4,000. If you would like to help us reach our target, please click here to donate.
Meet our Walkers:
Director | Financial Officers & Board
David Sayers' career has spanned over 30 years primarily as Finance Director within the global property sector and headhunting across the C-suite community. David is an advocate for mental health awareness and workplace well-being. In 2019, he hosted a think tank session at Mad World Summit.
Partner | Commerce & Industry
James has recruited senior interims into the public and private sector for over 20 years. His clients include large infrastructure and business services organisations in both Europe and the Middle East. Prior to his career in the corporate industry, James served for 6 years as a Captain in the British Army.
Senior Consultant | Diversity & Inclusion
Nicola is a diversity and inclusion professional with a background in the retail and legal sectors where she developed and implemented long-lasting and inspiring change in diversity and inclusion.
Senior Research Associate | Private Sector
Jack recently joined Green Park having previously specialised in board level recruitment with private equity portfolio businesses at a leading boutique search firm.
Consultant | Retail & Consumer
Sara has over six years’ experience working in executive search across Senior and Board level appointments.
Operations Coordinator | Charities & Social Enterprise
With a background in Administration and Customer Service Experience, Abi runs the operations side of the recruitment process in the Charities and Social Enterprise Team.
This year’s Cumbrian Challenge commemorates Walking with the Wounded’s tenth anniversary, for which the charity have pledged to plant 8664 trees to signify the number of veterans they have helped over the decade. Similarly, as part of Green Park’s five-year commitment to supporting positive social and environmental impact, we recently announced our own pledge to plant a tree for every leader we place.
We are pleased to be continuing our commitment to affecting positive social and environmental change through the support of our employee’s philanthropic efforts and Green Days policy, which provides Green Park staff with three days optional leave a year to take part in charitable causes.
On behalf of Green Park, we wish everyone taking part in the Cumbrian Challenge 2020 a wonderful walk and congratulate our team on their fantastic efforts to fundraise for a great cause.
Sponsor the team at: https://www.cumbrianchallenge.org/fundraisers/legsmiserables