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65 million steps in memory of Chris

65 million steps in memory of Chris

Sunday 04 July 2021

65 million steps in memory of Chris

Colleagues of an islander recently killed in a car accident have racked up 65 million steps – equivalent to walking the circumference of the world - as part of a fundraiser in his memory.

St. Peter resident Chris Fisher (31), who worked at Saltgate, died in a collision on La Grande Route de St. Ouen in February this year.

120 colleagues from across Saltgate’s three offices in Jersey, London and Luxembourg have together walked a distance equivalent to walking the circumference of the world as a way of paying tribute to Chris’s enthusiasm and active nature.

Teams of up to seven people competed with each other, with the top team, ‘Chasing Bubbles’ walking 8.5m steps.

Pictured: 65 million steps have been taken and £10,000 raised for charity.

Everyone who took part raised £10,000 for a charity that offers support and education to people affected by blood cancer, Myeloma UK, which is close to Chris’s family’s heart.

“I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved. As a company, we’ve walked around 35,000 miles, or 55,000 km, which is an average of 630,000 steps for every player in the competition. There’s a real spirit of camaraderie, and it was great to see so many people engaging with this and supporting each other,” said CEO Simon Riley.

“Chris was well-liked across Saltgate, and was known for his enthusiasm and sporting ability, so this feels like an appropriate way to honour him, and raise money for a charity close to his family’s heart.”

An inquest opened into the 31-year-old's death in February and is yet to conclude.

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