The values of solidarity and social commitment that inspire the New Style of Relationships in which Walter Pack is involved have driven, together with Fundación Diabetes Cero, Swimdiabetes Solidaria, an initiative to raise awareness in society about the need to promote research into type 1 diabetes in children.
It is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases that, although it can be controlled, is currently incurable and forces thousands of families to live with the hard daily habit of injecting insulin, counting carbohydrates or controlling the level of glucose in the blood.
To give visibility to this disease, which affects around 90,000 people in our environment, Walter Pack and other organizations affiliated to NER Group participated in the second edition of this solidarity swim, which was held in Badalona with spectacular results: more than 150 swimmers, around 400 people attending the event and a collection of 22,000 euros, destined to the research of a cure for the disease.
Six members of Walter Pack from the Barcelona headquarters actively collaborated in the organization of the event to provide logistical support and participate in various aspects of the initiative, held at the end of May.
The second edition of Swimdiabetes consisted of a one-mile (just over 1.5 kilometers) open sea swim between Espai Mar and the famous Pont del Petroli (Oil Bridge). In this edition, the organizers incorporated the SwimKids category, aimed at the youngest swimmers, who had the opportunity to swim courses of up to 250 meters.
NER Group’s volunteer staff participated in the crossing and was in charge of carrying out organizational tasks related to the registration of participants, provisioning and other tasks to help people attending the event.
Since 2010, the New Relationship Style has brought together various companies and cooperatives to replace the traditional concept of business management with work based on parameters of fair and sustainable human development. Currently, NER Group is made up of more than 2,000 people who share a series of ethical values, transparency, communication, trust, self-management, freedom, responsibility, joint decisions, vision of the future and solidarity.