The Deloitte Foundation Extra Mile 2014
1 million RUB raised for Downside Up
Beautiful weather, a great location and 50 teams, all ready for a challenge: Saturday’s Deloitte Foundation Extra Mile 2014 was a huge success and the biggest event we’ve ever organised.
This year, exceeding all expectations, the Extra Mile raised an unbelievable 1 million RUB – the largest amount we’ve ever raised! Alongside this great achievement, we set a lot of other new records. With 200 people taking part, this was the largest Deloitte event in terms of number of participants. Most of the teams were from Deloitte, but our colleagues were joined by teams representing our sponsors – PepsiCo, Renessans, Mamaison, Interdean and more. The 50 teams had to face a lot of tough challenges, including cycling, orienteering, solving puzzles, building cardboard boats and sailing them around the lake.
For detailed results, please see our page on Yammer. The major prizewinners are as follows:
- 1st place: Team representing Pepsico
- 2nd place: Team representing Pepsico
- 3rd place: “Pros and Cons”, comprising Dmitry Kuzhanov, Artem Tyurin, Daniyar Tulendinov and Elena Smolyar
- Best costumes (as voted for by other teams): “Ragnarok”, comprising Olga Kazinova, Tatiana Danilina, Boris Zhaleyko and Alexander Ryazantsev
- Best name: “Eyjafjallajökull”, comprising Nikolay Isaev, Irina Smolnikova, Ilya Sverchkov and Natalia Sverchkova
Congratulations on your achievements!
A record-breaking amount raised for charity
The Extra Mile was organised to raise as much money as possible for Downside Up. This charity does great and vital work to support the families of children with Down’s syndrome. All of our teams put lots of energy into their fundraising efforts.
This year we launched our fundraising platform, where all of the teams registered and donated money online. Everyone had the chance to support his or her favourite team by donating money to Downside Up, and we had donors from all over the world.
The entry fees paid by the teams taking part were then matched by Deloitte, and along with the money that was raised by participants and received from our sponsors, we raised the largest amount ever through the Extra Mile: 1,052,567 RUB!
This event was a huge success, and there are just too many people to thank for us to name them all individually. In particular, many thanks to our colleagues in BD, Talent, P&CS and Security, who showed fantastic teamwork and great As One behaviour to ensure the event was a success, as well as all volunteers that helped organise the event.
And finally, we want to thank every one of you who took part or donated money to the Extra Mile, which includes almost everybody at our office. Your energy, teamwork, enthusiasm, sportsmanship and, most of all, your generosity shows Deloitte and its people at their very best. Well done!