Adecco launches 2016 Win4Youth
The Adecco Group has launched the 2016 Win4Youth programme, in support of disadvantaged children and families.
Now in its seventh year, Win4Youth supports foundations giving children and families in need a better start in life. Since its inception, Win4Youth has raised over €1.62m for youth charities through sports events organised in more than 60 countries, involving thousands of Adecco employees, associates and clients around the world.
In 2016, colleagues, associates and clients will take part in the three endurance disciplines of a triathlon: swimming, cycling and running, to reach the goal of 3.500,000 kilometres. The combined kilometre count will be converted into a Group donation to nine foundations, supporting abandoned, orphaned or sick children, helping families from disadvantaged communities and assisting civilian victims of natural disasters, wars and economic collapse. Adecco employees will also be volunteering at the foundations, helping them in daily operations and learning first-hand how Win4Youth supports their work.
Frederik Van Lierde, Belgian professional triathlete and 2013 Ironman world champion, is the inspirational ‘godfather’ of Win4Youth 2016. Van Lierde will take part in the grand finale of Win4Youth 2016 in October, when 70 Win4Youth ambassadors will compete in the Lanzarote Triathlon. The ambassadors will be trained ahead of the Olympic-distance challenge of 1.5 kilometres swimming, 40 kilometres cycling and 10 kilometres running. Previous supporters of the Win4Youth programme include Kim Clijsters, Eddy Merckx, Marc Herremans, Florence Gravellier, Alex Zanardi and Nicola Spirig.
“Over the last six years, the enthusiasm and commitment to our Win4Youth programme has grown from strength to strength,” said Alain Dehaze, CEO Adecco Group. “Thanks to our passionate colleagues, associates and clients around the world, motivated by a strong purpose, we are able to give children and families in need a better start in life. And together in 2016, we will continue to go the extra mile to even exceed our new goal of 3,5 million kilometres.”