Portico People: Helping during the Pandemic

Charity Company Our People
21 August 2020

It has been excellent to hear so many stories from our clients and our Portico people doing absolutely everything in their power to create some good during this ever-changing pandemic. From on-site food banks, marathon challenges at home, community voluntarily work along with endless donations, it’s been fantastic to see how Portico has helped where possible during lockdown.

Here are just a few examples of the amazing activities and events our people coordinated to help those in need:

Mount Everest Step Challenge

One of our teams took on the expedition of a lifetime, walking to distance of Mount Everest. The group step challenge was to help raise awareness for our chosen charity Veterans with Dogs, and help Portico reach our £30,000 target. The team collectively walked a whopping 636,895 steps, either around site or in the great outdoors to reach their target. We are pleased to announce they collectively raised over £500 for Veterans with Dogs by doing so!


Another Portico team have been trailblazers when it comes to innovative ideas to help their communities during lockdown. #GreenHeroes is their collective name for the activities they have done focused around the environment to raise money for Veterans with Dogs. They launched a litter picking campaign to contribute to cleaning their neighbourhoods and parks!

In the first couple of weeks the team raised over £200 as well as tided up their communities!

Foodbank Heroes

In March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the doors of the one of our client offices, our client came up with the idea to repurpose their Conference Centre as a new food distribution center in Edinburgh for businesses to donate any non-perishable food and hygiene products they could spare.

When our client informed us of this initiative, we were more than thrilled to help. Our Portico people where all hands-on deck, day and night, offering support with desk services and arrivals of goods from 7am – 7pm, 7 days a week, whilst processes and procedures where put in place. They also assisted with control stock items and deliveries.