evo Foundation, the newly launched evo charity, has revealed its first fundraising event – The Walk of evo.
The 274-mile trek takes place equates to ten marathons in ten days. Steve Smith, evo’s Operations Director, is taking on the entire walk between EVO’s UK locations and will be joined by colleagues from all the EVO businesses – VOW Wholesale, Banner, Complete and Premier Vanguard.
The ‘Walk of evo’ route will see them reach key milestones in Sheffield, Lutterworth, Aston, Bradford, Leeds and Normanton. These are all communities where evo has a significant presence.
All donations raised will support the evo Foundation, a new independent charity committed to making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals globally. The charity has two core objectives at its heart – the advancement of education and the prevention of poverty.
EVO CEO and founder & trustee of the evo Foundation Andrew Gale said: “The idea here is to help people with the cost of education, and support them when they fall on hard times. The focus on education is deliberate – education is so important, it unlocks so many opportunities, but unfortunately the costs can deter talented young people from reaching their full potential.
“I come from a generation that could get grants to go to university, the youngsters of today are not so lucky. The evo Foundation will offer help with tuition, equipment, and travel costs. We also appreciate that for many families and communities, financial pressures can be acute. Again, if we can help, we will do what we can.
“That’s why we have launched this new charity and this is the first of many events to come. We are hoping that many colleagues, customers, suppliers and communities will join in to help us raise funds.”
The Walk of evo will take place from 23 October to 1 November 2023.
Click here for more information about the evo Foundation. To sponsor the Walk of evo, visit: www.justgiving.com/campaign/walkofevo