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We made a move for Ukraine

The idea of Make A Move For Ukraine was to engage all employees in a healthy activity while raising funds for the Ukranians affected by the war. For every kilometre or hour of running, hiking, yoga, weightlifting or any other physical activity, we donated to the Red Cross.

"Originally, I started running during the Covid lockdown in 2021. We actually had an initiative previously where people came together and submitted their activity and mileage to trigger donations towards Covid relief organisations. I was so happy with how that went that I wanted to do the same towards the situation in Ukraine."

Erik Lauer, Vice president of Jacobi Group, kicked off the initiative.

Olaf Schmolinski, Germany, tired but happy after finishing his second Hamburg ’Haspa’ Marathon. The first time he ran was 32 years ago. "Funny thing is," says Olaf, "my time, 3:49:57, was only seven minutes longer in 2022 than in 1990.”

Jason Khor, Singapore, made a heart warming, and beating, effort by running 10 km.

Marathon runner, Viktoria Johnsson, contributed by running the Rome Marathon. Viktoria is based in the Kalmar office in Sweden and has now run over 100 marathons.

Remko Guodappel, CEO, sailing the lakes of the Netherlands with the family.

Brigitta Simon, Jacobi Hungary, contributed through a well-documented long-distance run.

Veronica Leuci hiked to the top of Mount Zerbion in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. In the foreground we also see that Veronica has brought Jacobi’s official ’Make a Move for Ukraine’ t-shirt.

Niklas Alveskog, Sweden, knew that there are more ways to make a move than typical exercise. When there was a large snowfall in Stockholm, he built a snowman.

Katarina Holgersson, in Kalmar, Sweden, built a porch. After the build was finished, Katarina said: "The project was tougher than expected!"

A sweaty contribution from Matthias Köhler, Germany.

Jessica Rosengren, helped to raise funds by downhill skiing in Åre, Sweden.

The result of the campaign was presented during a global sales meeting via Teams. Overall, there was a great desire across the company to help.

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