As if running the entire length of the United Kingdom was not enough of a challenge, this year teams also had responsibility for operating a tandem bicycle carrying Ivan Storey. Ivan is visually impaired, and is a service user of SeeAbility in the UK, and has long harboured a personal goal of cycling the length of the UK. With the help of UnumProvident Ivan was at last able to realise his dreams.
The initiative is supported throughout the company, with employees given the day off from work to participate and the management team actively involved in the run itself. Indeed, Susan Ring, Chairman and Managing Director of UnumProvident in the United Kingdom, is pictured on the far left in the photograph, alongside her colleagues and a team of employees who all ran the final stage to Lands End.
This year’s run was a great success and the Swiss Life Network is proud to have sponsored the employees of UnumProvident and supported their efforts.