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Presbyterian Support Northern virtual walking team challenge

February 3, 2014

1000kms to build funds, hope, health and team spirit

Presbyterian Support Northern’s virtual walking team challenge begins

Four hundred staff members of Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN), one of the largest charitable social service organisations in the country, will each walk 1,000 kilometres this month to build team spirit, their wellbeing and hope for those who are in most need of their services.

Called, Count Me In, the PSN team challenge will see over 50% of its staff undertake a virtual walking visit of all PSN sites from Whangarei to Turangi, approximately 1000 kilometres, between now and early March.

PSN participants will be fitted with pedometers and team up in groups of five. Every step they take will be counted and logged. Once teams virtually reach each PSN site they will receive information about who works there and what services the site provides.

PSN’s General Manager of Human Resources, Heather Clark says one of the best ways to engage employees in a large organisation such as PSN is to design a team event that pulls colleagues together for a great cause they believe in.

“Employee engagement, wellbeing and health and safety go hand in hand in our field and the Count Me In programme – an initiative of the Best Places to Work team –brings together elements of each of these key employment strategies.”

“By sharing information with our employees about all our sites throughout the region helps raise awareness of how diverse an organisation PSN is, in both people and services,” says Heather.

As a part of Count Me In, participating staff will be donating to Family Work’s Guardian Angel programme.

Family Works is part of PSN, with services which annually support more than 15,000 at-risk children and their families to help them address complex issues like violence and conflict.

For more information please visit https://northern.ps.org.nz or www.angel.org.nz

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