Eversheds Sutherland's "Step up to the Plate 10k challenge”
09/12/2020

Eversheds Sutherland is inviting everyone in each of its 68 offices globally to join its Step up to the Plate 10K challenge, a very special charity appeal to raise money for local food banks and similar charities. The partners at Eversheds Sutherland Belgium commit to double the amount raised in Belgium.

Between 3 and 11 December, the firm is encouraging its people to walk 10km and donate €10 to their designated local food bank in time for the forthcoming holiday period.

" We are encouraging those who wish to participate in this global effort, to walk, bike, run, or wheel 10km, combined with a donation of €10 per participant to the Belgian Federation of Foodbanks ", says Stefan Corbanie - Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Belgium.

" Our teams and their clients are invited to complete the challenge virtually – they can take part in any way they choose, being mindful of any local Covid-19 restrictions ", adds Koen Devos - Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Belgium.

Food banks are a much-needed resource in providing items of food to those in our communities who may not be able to afford it, particularly during this year’s pandemic. Almost 500,000 people need food aid in Belgium according to the Belgian Federation of Foodbanks. With this in mind, supporting the firm’s communities further through its Step up to the Plate challenge is an opportunity for all its people to work together to support those who would otherwise go hungry.

Solidarity is in the DNA of Eversheds Sutherland. That is why the partners of Eversheds Sutherland Belgium decided without hesitation to double the amount collected in Belgium for those who need it extra badly this winter.

Eversheds Sutherland would also like to invite clients, contacts and friends from across the legal sector to join in if they’d like to, by contacting Kristel Van Doren (email: kristelvandoren@eversheds-sutherland.be) .

It’s easy to take part: all you need to do is:

  1. Walk 10k between 3-11 December, having regard to any Covid-19 restrictions which apply. Cycling, scootering or wheeling are also welcome and indoor walking counts! You do not need to complete the 10k in one trip. However you complete the challenge, please take a photo to share with us
  2. Donate €10 or an amount you feel comfortable with, to a local food bank or charity
  3. Share your efforts on social media and invite family and friends to join in – everyone’s welcome to take part! Just remember to tag Eversheds Sutherland.

 

 

Fun fact! If everyone in Eversheds Sutherland takes part, it will have collectively raised a significant amount of money, and travelled over 40,000km – the same distance it takes to walk around the world. If our friends in legal services want to join in then we could probably walk to the moon!

 

For more details or photos, please contact:

Kristel Van Doren
Eversheds Sutherland Belgium
Call +32 2 737 93 46
Email kristelvandoren@eversheds-sutherland.be

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