In times of the pandemic, a new sporting idea enabled GuD and BBI employees to exercise "not with each other but together" and do something good in the process.
Our goal was to circumnavigate the globe once in 80 days, as in Jules Verne's famous original. With the help of an app on the smartphone, everyone was able to contribute to the route in their own way. The starting signal for our circumnavigation of the globe was given on April 2, 2021. By the end of the 80 days, we had not quite completed the circumnavigation, but after 180 days we had covered an impressive 52,422 km - without any engine power at all! (For comparison: the circumference of the equator is around 40,075 kilometers).
One highlight was our 160-km Wall Trail bike tour in August, during which 17 colleagues cycled together around the former Berlin border.
For every kilometer run, biked, swum or otherwise achieved through their own physical strength, 20 cents are donated to institutions that have been particularly affected by the corona virus. We are pleased to be able to hand over the total amount of € 10,500 achieved in this way soon in shares to the Bahnhofsmission Berlin, the Junge Schlossplatztheater, the Kitzrettung Ostprignitz-Ruppin and the Tierschutzverein für Berlin. In addition, of course, in 2021 we will continue to make our annual donations to Die Arche, the Stadtmission, the Berliner Tafel, Correctiv and DiabetesDE totaling €10,000. We also continue to sponsor the BERLIN RECYCLING Volleys and the Oranienburger Handball Club.
The year is coming to a sporting close at GuD and BBI and we are looking forward to an active year in 2022.