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Starting Blocks Challenge

Baker Mallett Announced as Silver Partner for Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Starting Blocks Challenge

Baker Mallett have been announced as Silver Partner for The Starting Blocks Challenge, a fundraising initiative created by UK youth sports charity, *Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. The campaign encourages participants to celebrate the moments that shaped them, by revisiting places, people or moments in a sporting way. Over the next 12 months, #TeamBM will be going back to our own individual starting blocks whilst raising funds to support DKHT in providing life changing opportunities for 11-25 year olds, facing disadvantage across the United Kingdom.

Our staff team ambassadors will take on challenges such as running, cycling and walking and will be inviting industry colleagues to join in, take part and #gobacktogiveback. Our staff will also be completing motivational, performance and resilience workshops, delivered by elite athletes also supporting the scheme.

Our involvement in the Starting Blocks Challenge aims to contribute to the first objective in our social value agenda – “Health & Wellbeing for our Clients, our Staff and the Local Communities in which we work by promoting physical activity, supporting the mental health agenda and helping vulnerable people”.

Baker Mallett Chairman, Neil Griffiths, said of the partnership

“We are incredibly proud and humbled to be invited to support such an important initiative. The last 18 months have been particularly difficult for young people and so we must act now by providing money and the right support and resources through Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to make a difference in as many individual young lives as possible”

*Dame Kelly Holmes Trust delivers transformational programmes designed to improve wellbeing, help build healthy relationships and unlock the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve in education, work and life. Over the next ten years their goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of 10,000 young people across the UK.