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Mercury launched Beyond5K for charity
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  14th May, 2020  /  News, Responsible Business

At Mercury, our global teams span over 3,500KM across over 10 countries in Europe; from Ireland, the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland to Denmark and beyond the arctic circle in Lulea, Sweden.

We’re asking our team members to walk, run or cycle 5k, to challange 5 co-workers and donate €5 to a charity of their choice. Once we reach the target of 5,000KM, Mercury will match the 5,000KM with a €5,000 charity donation to various charities based across the regions in which we operate.

We may all be miles apart, but we’re all in similar situations as we adapt to the ‘new normal’ under restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We believe that by working together, we can still achieve incredible things, even when we’re miles apart.

How to participate

If you’re a Mercury employee or subcontractor, run, walk, jog or cycle 5K (or whatever distance you can do!), then email Aoife Behan or Paul Byrne who are keeping track of our progress.

– your screenshot of completed distance (Strava, Map My Run, etc.)

– your selfie

– cc 5 people to do the same

– donate €5 to a charity of your choice.

We will post a weekly tracker and keep everyone updated on the progress and success of Beyond 5k. Once we reach the target of 5000km, Mercury will match the 5000km with a €5000 charity donation.


At Mercury, we recognise the diversity of the different regions and industries in which we work and adapt our working practices to accommodate those differences accordingly. Our success in recent years has led to continuous growth, new opportunities and expansion into brave new territories and markets.

We foster a Mercury culture of caring – about quality, about safety and about community. We’re determined to make a positive contribution to all the communities in which we operate through our daily operations – to our employees, to our business partners and to society in general.

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