08 Mar 2023

DFK Launches Marching Through March Challenge for the third year!

The Challenge is in support of International Women's Day and aims to raise £1000 for charity

In what is quickly becoming a loved DFK tradition, colleagues from DFK member firms across the world are once again being asked to put their best foot forward as part of a charity challenge which is designed to get us exercising, highlight International Women's Day and most importantly, raise money for women from all over the world, in support of Kiva.

Teams of up to six people are being challenged to take as many steps as possible between March 1 and 31 and this year we've had 77 teams sign up, a whopping 20+ more than the year before!

This year's IWD theme is embracing equity, which perfectly reflects our challenge's goals. During March we ask all our members to participate by counting their steps, and help us raise funds for communities in need. Each participant signs up to a team of up to six people which then count and submit their steps at the end of each week. By the end of the month, the team with the most steps will be crowned champions and win a mystery prize!

Best of all is that no special equipment is required, just a smart phone which when paired with the Stridekick app, counts all your steps for you, from going up and down the stairs to taking a big long hike in the evening-every step matters!

Most importantly we ask members to share our JustGiving Page on their social media or by sharing with family and friends so we can reach our target of £1000 by March 31st. The money we raise will be going towards helping women who need loans for their businesses, which is our way of embracing equity.

We had great feedback from the participants of last year's challenge and hope that we can make this year just as successful! Just remember to share the link on social media with your colleagues, friends and family.

About Kiva

Over 1.7 billion people around the world do not have access to the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.

Kiva do this by addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world through crowdfunding loans. This way they unlock capital that improves the quality and cost of financial services. Through Kiva's work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can access emergency care.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life. Every single dollar you lend on Kiva goes towards funding loans.