The origin

The Apricity Walking Club (AWC) began in August 2020 after Linden Toll, Apricity CEO, wanted to incorporate exercise and break up the work day by getting out for some walking. This was given an additional incentive through charitable contributions made by Apricity for every kilometre walked by the Apricity team. The charity of the week would be decided by the walker of the week (WoW) who had covered the most kilometres. Each member of the AWC is assigned a unique cap number in order of their commencement date with the club.

Week 1
Walker of the week

In the inaugural week of the AWC, Gail Wallace (Cap #3) emerged as the frontrunner in both pace and distance, covering 17.03kms for the week.

 

Charity and Donation

With the team total of 80.35km for the week, a donation of $80.35 was made to Act For Kids, as chosen by Gail. This charity seeks ‘for all children in Australia to have the safe, happy childhood they deserve’ which made it an amazing cause to donate to for our first week. To read more about this cause charity click here.

Week 2
Walker of the week

In the second week of the AWC, Robin Smith (Cap #4) achieved the most kilometres with 26.17km.

 

Charity and Donation

The team achieved a total of 88.24km which meant a $88.24 donation for Robin’s choice of charity, UNICEF Lebanon. After the tragedy on the 4th of August, Robin saw this it fitting to donate to the cause which is committed to helping support the children of Beirut in the recovery process.

Week 3
Walker of the week

In the third week of the AWC, Linden Toll (Cap #1) came out as our Walker of the week with 21.43km.

 

Charity and Donation

For the third week in a row, the AWC achieved a new high kilometre count with 102.44km. After hearing the amazing story of Ronaldo Mulitalo and the adversity he has overcome, Linden saw it only fitting to support Stepping Stones House. Ronaldo supports this charity to help homeless teenagers dramatically change their lives. “Stepping Stone House is an award-winning organisation that provides accommodation and personal development to help homeless and at-risk youth become independent and the very best they can be.”

Week 4
Walker of the week

This week we had a new WoW emerge with Bella Cummins (Cap #9) showing serious determination to reach 22.93km.

 

Charity and Donation

The AWC continues to hit its stride with a new record distance of 115.44km. Bella’s charity of choice was Beyond Blue, a great cause to aims to help the 3 million Australians that are living with anxiety or depression. ‘Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.’

As a result of the team’s great efforts, Apricity donated $115.44 to this more than worthwhile organisation.

Week 5
Walker of the week

In the fifth week of the AWC Tom Mooney (Cap #2) was the walker of the week with a total of 28.7km for the week.

 

Charity and Donation

With 105.52km for the team total Tom chose to donate towards Dementia Australia. With 459,000 Australians living with dementia and 1.6million Australians involved in their care, Dementia Australia seeks to represent and support all of them.