11th May 2020
For immediate release
Solid State Plc employees complete ‘Walk the length of England’ fundraiser for NHS Charities Together
On Thursday the 7th of May, colleagues from across the entire Solid State Plc group completed a walking challenge to raise much needed funds for the NHS. The aim was to jointly walk or run the equivalent of the length of England in just one hour of exercise; a total distance of 556 miles.
As each person completed their hour long walk or run, step counts were submitted and compiled into a rolling tally. After 1,250,000 steps the finish line was crossed at 2pm, and as counts continued to roll in, the eventual combined total was an incredible 1,451,600 steps, the equivalent of 645 miles.
The aim was to raise £2,500, but this figure was quickly surpassed with the total now standing at £4,383.05. Solid State Plc will match this sum bringing the total raised to nearly £9,000.
Commenting, Gary Marsh, CEO of Solid State Plc said: “In such extra-ordinary times the pressure on the NHS is colossal. The front-line workers every day, are doing such an incredible job, that we wanted to do our bit to help. My colleagues across the entire group have risen to this challenge with enthusiasm and determination, and the generosity of everyone who donated has been astounding. It is with pleasure that the company will match these donations pound for pound”.
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Notes to editors:
Solid State plc (SOLI) is a value added electronics group supplying industrial and military markets with ruggedised/durable components, assemblies and manufactured units for use in harsh environments. The Group’s mantra is – ‘Trusted technology for demanding applications’.
Operating through two main divisions: Manufacturing (Steatite) and Value Added Distribution (Solid State Supplies & Pacer); the Group specialises in complex engineering challenges often requiring design-in support and component sourcing for computing, power, communications, electronic and optoelectronic products.
Headquartered in Redditch, Solid State employs over 200 staff across the UK with a branch office in the USA, serving specialist markets in oil & gas production, transportation, medical, construction, security, military and field maintenance.
Solid State was established in 1971 and admitted to AIM in June 1996. The company website can be found at www.solidstateplc.com