Since April, 65 Triland staff members, from the offices in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore, have been joining forces to walk 50 million steps in five months. Using health apps and trackers, the participants are monitoring their daily steps, and aiming to collectively reach 10 million steps each month.

April - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

In April, the monthly target of 10 million steps was smashed, with an astonishing 13,822,952 steps recorded. The successful effort means that the first nominated charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will receive £2,000 from Triland’s Acts of Kindness Fund.

The JDRF was nominated as a cause by a staff member in the London office. It supports children with Type 1 Diabetes and funds world-class medical research to cure, prevent and treat the disease. They help children and their families manage diabetes and support them in gaining access to the latest pump / sensor management systems for free, systems which ordinarily would cost a couple of thousand pounds. 

Triland’s donation will go towards supporting their services for young patients and to continue their research to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.

May – Children’s Aid Society

In May, the nominated charity is the Children’s Aid Society, chosen by the team in Singapore.

Children’s Aid Society provides residential care, counselling, and other specialised therapies to for those who have experienced child abuse, neglect, family violence, bullying, divorce or other highly distressing events.  The residential care is given at Melrose Home, where residents aged between 6 and 21 are helped to overcome life challenges arising from traumatic experiences.

Funding is needed to transform the old Melrose Home facilities into Melrose Village – a 3,500 sqm purpose-built facility offering integrated care and support services under one roof, and Triland aims to support this with a donation as a result of the team effort in May.