Sovereign Capital Partners’ 565 Challenge raised a whopping £39,444.24 for three charities, including SeeAbility. Colleagues at Sovereign set out to support SeeAbility, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and The Brain & Spine Foundation through the 565 Challenge, with the aim of covering 565 miles.

The team walked, ran, cycled and travelled by non-motorised means over 7 days in June as part of the 565 Challenge and beat their target by nearly four times bringing the total to 2141.77 miles!

The company chose three causes very close to them, including SeeAbility.

Andrew Hayden, Managing Partner at Sovereign Capital Partners, said:

We are delighted to continue to support SeeAbility. The wonderful work you do to assist people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss is hugely valuable and clearly makes a real difference.

SeeAbility CEO Lisa Hopkins thanked the team, saying:

On behalf of the entire SeeAbility team, I want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has sprung into action for the 565 Challenge. We are delighted to have been nominated by Sovereign Capital Partners as one of three beneficiary charities. Your support means a lot to us and will help make a real difference to the people we support who have learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.

A man in a penguin suit rows on a rowing machineThe investment firm developed the challenge to do something that connected ‘distance and tenacity’, to reflect both the spirit of the London Marathon which charities rely on, and the capabilities of the penguin, the emblem of Sovereign - the Emperor penguin can dive as deep as 565 metres, so they came up with the idea of travelling 565 miles.

Colleagues across the firm rose to the challenge individually and in teams to exceed the target. Challenges included epic cycle rides on roads and through Zwift, running from the Oval to Lords in full cricket kit during the June heat, and a 30km row - dressed as a penguin!

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