"Relationships like this one connect Access Sport with like-minded organisations committed to making inclusion the norm."

The Workday Challenge in Aid of Access Sport saw over 80 cyclists making the tough trip from London to Brighton on Sunday 16 June and the creation of a new relationship between the two organisations.

Together we hope to create more opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled young people across the country, enriching their lives through the benefits of inclusive sport. 

To launch this exciting relationship, the Workday team and their partners took part in a 55-mile cycle from London to Brighton on 16 June. Through this huge challenge, the riders managed to raise over £50,000 for our programmes.

Setting off early in the morning from Clapham, South London, our riders sped their way down to the south coast. It was brilliant to celebrate together by Brighton Beach after a successful day!

This relationship is driven by a shared objective to get the next generation of young people active. Workday is a leader in the tech space, having worked with clients such as Netflix, Visa and Bank of America, and, like Access Sport, is committed to inclusion.

Diversity isn’t just a business imperative for Workday, it’s at the core of everything they do. The team believes in our mission to make inclusion the norm and wants to invest in underrepresented communities around the country!

This passion for inclusion was on full show in the build-up to the cycle ride when Workday team members volunteered at Access Sport-supported BMX club in London. Getting their hands dirty, the volunteers took time out of their lives to clean and fix bikes, and support with a disability inclusion session. With their support, we’ve managed to get bikes back on pump tracks and increase several club's capacity to run sessions!

Helen Rowbotham, Access Sport CEO, said:
“Relationships like this one connect Access Sport with like-minded organisations committed to making inclusion the norm. In Workday we have gained a long-term, purpose-driven supporter that will help us positively impact disabled and disadvantaged young people. Together we hope to provide as many young people as possible with the benefits of community sport”. 

Daniel Pell, Workday UKI Vice President and Country Manager, said:
“We’re very proud to support Access Sport, promoting both of our organisations’ passion for inclusivity and belonging. It’s amazing to see the Workday ecosystem, including our employees and partners, join together to raise money and show support for such an important cause in the community”.

We are grateful to all of the Workday team for your ongoing support. Together we can have an unprecedented impact on underserved young people.

Interested in a corporate partnership with Access Sport?  
Check out our 20 for 20 campaign. We are looking for 20 organisations to support us in our 20th anniversary year.

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