19 Apr Fusion – Walking The Walk With Corporate Social Responsibility
Here at At Fusion we walk the walk when it comes to CSR, not just talking about it but doing it ourselves.
Fusion CEO James O’Malley is currently undertaking the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge in aid of Wooden Spoon – The children’s charity of rugby.
The challenge takes place across 24 days (13 April to 6 May 2019) and will see the group battle acclimatisation and heights of 6,500 metres to play the highest game of full contact rugby and the highest game of mixed rugby in history – all in support of Wooden Spoon.
No matter how hard physically or mentally this challenge is, it’s nothing compared to the daily struggle some children in Ireland and UK have to go through on a daily basis. That’s why we at Fusion are proud supporters of Wooden Spoon.
James shared with us just how much the body is affected as it acclimatises to altitude: “On the way to our final stop before base camp we came over a pass at 5337 metres, this is the highest we have been. We have been logging everyone’s stats every day and I thought I’d share mine and some insight. Heart Rate at rest 112 and SpO2 the level of oxygen in my blood 81. To put that in context I’m fit and healthy, trained hard for this challenge and have been at 5000m before with no problems. HR in the UK is 60-80 bpm at rest and SpO2 98-100, if it drops below 90 you start getting worried.“
The challenge has raised more than £400,000 to date, and the money raised will go towards funding life-changing projects supporting children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage across the UK & Ireland.