A total of 43,106 km were covered on foot or through cycling, i.e. one lap around the world, in four weeks. This enabled employees in Switzerland to make a donation of CHF 10,000 to the organisation Surprise.
The response to handing our donation over to Surprise shows it clearly: with our donation, we helped alleviate the financial losses suffered by Surprise during the coronavirus crisis. Surprise supported its vendors even throughout the months where they were unable to make any sales. The video features Nicole Amacher from Surprise, Ralph Thurnherr as the representative of the sportspeople at Baloise and Werner Hellinger, known as Elvis, who was supported during these difficult times as a Surprise vendor.
The non-profit organisation Surprise is behind the renowned Surprise street magazine and the Surprise street choir that we actively supported in 2019. Surprise supports people in financially precarious and socially difficult situations. Street sales of the Surprise magazine fell significantly during the coronavirus crisis since it was not possible to make street sales during the months of April and May. With our campaign, we want to support people who were already facing difficult circumstances even without the coronavirus crisis.