Team members from delivery service FedEx have raised more than £1,000 to support mental health.

The group walked 16 miles between Enfield and Harlow as part of FedEx's global community engagement programme, FedEx Cares.

The initiative welcomed team members from the Harlow and Enfield depots to walk to each other's location and litter-pick any plastic waste found en-route – an effort to inspire their communities to make small changes to protect the environment.

The event raised £1,263.

Steve Thomas, from the Enfield depot said: "During the pandemic, walking and exercising helped me refocus on the important things and overall to be more productive. A big thank you to the team for organising the event and raise awareness around such an important topic."

Ricky Hill, operations manager at Harlow, said: "The idea of a charity walk came in a morning huddle when we were all feeling the strains of the pandemic. We decided to create a collective experience that could raise awareness of the benefits of exercising on an individual’s mental health, as well as benefitting our communities.

"It’s been great to see how well this initiative has been received not just for our employees but also across the wider community.

"My colleague Richard Magee, Enfield station manager, and I are grateful to everyone who participated, donated, and volunteered their time."

During the pandemic, FedEx employees have worked tirelessly to keep the economy and communities going, while also delivering personal protective equipment and medical supplies to those in need.