During the ten-day race, over 6,200 registered participants, among which 62 company teams and 62 association, school and kindergarten teams, collected 216,000 symbolic kilometres of support all over Croatia. All of them shared the same goal – to make children with disabilities children with opportunities.
KONČAR is famous for having a team active in sports and recreation. When humanitarian causes call, we are always eager to put in the extra mile.
As many as 112 employees from 13 KONČAR companies actively participated in this year’s race. By achieving a record-breaking 11,811 kilometres for children with disabilities, KONČAR ranked first among company and association teams. Over those ten days, the employees encouraged each other by exchanging messages of support through the mobile application, motivating one another to keep going. Their enthusiasm has generated great results.
The funds collected in this year’s race through participation fees and additional donations will be invested by UNICEF in establishing and expanding group psychosocial support and day-care services, places where children with disabilities and their families receive support by experts, such as social workers, nurses, speech therapists, psychologists, and other therapists. A portion of the funds will also be invested in introducing high-quality support programmes for parents. The assistance will go towards the areas where it is needed the most – parts of Croatia where such expert services are currently not available or are limited.