Our Sponsored Dog Walk: How Companies Can Give Back and Boost Mental Health


So, picture this: it's a somewhat sunny Thursday (what can we expect for the middle of A...

Emma West

By Emma West

So, picture this: it's a somewhat sunny Thursday (what can we expect for the middle of April?!), and instead of the usual office grind, our team leashed up our furry friends and hit the Meanwood Valley Trail for a 5-mile walk. As a company we had decided to host a sponsored dog walk all in the name of supporting the awesome work of the Dogs Trust charity.

Now, we're no strangers to the hustle and bustle of corporate life and the chaos that can come from working in recruitment, but there's something magical about stepping out into nature with your colleagues and four-legged pals. It's like hitting the reset button; forgetting about any looming deadlines or the stress that comes from worrying about your recruitment processes.

But here's the kicker: it's not just about raising funds (although that's pretty important too). It's about showing that businesses can do more than just chase profits. They can give back in meaningful ways, making a real difference in the world.

And let's talk mental health. In a world that's constantly go-go-go, taking a breather in the great outdoors is like a mini vacation for your brain. Studies back it up—being outside is a natural mood booster. So, as we strolled through those scenic trails, we weren't just getting some exercise; we were giving our minds a well-deserved break and our team a chance to reconnect with each other in a relaxed and peaceful environment. As we swapped stories and laughed at our dogs' antics, we were just a bunch of people enjoying each other's company and not just “work colleagues”.

At the end of the day, our sponsored dog walk was a win-win. We helped out a fantastic charity, boosted our mental well-being, and strengthened our team spirit; all while having a blast. So, here's to more adventures, more giving back, and more moments of togetherness. Who's ready to lace up their trainers and hit the trail with us for our next walk in August?

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