Magic Talk, Auckland: Interview with Charlotte Lockhart from Perpetual Guardian about t…

Interview with Charlotte Lockhart from Perpetual Guardian about the Peking to Paris Rally, their fundraising for Project K, and the four-day working week. Lockhart recalls her Peking to Paris journey,
Magic Talk, Auckland, Weekend Life, Carly Flynn, 13 Jul 2019 10:19:05 AM

Interview with Charlotte Lockhart from Perpetual Guardian about the Peking to Paris Rally, their fundraising for Project K, and the four-day working week. Lockhart recalls her Peking to Paris journey, noting they drove from Beijing through China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Paris in a 1951 Chevrolet. She mentions she is one of only four women who did the rally. She shares some of the highlights of her and her husband Andrew Barnes’ Peking to Paris journey. Lockhart says they did the rally to raise money for the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s Project K and Sir Ray Avery’s Amigo Bar. She confirms she is an advocate of the four-day work week. She recalls attending a Prince’s Trust event at Highgrove where the Prince of Wales talked about how people can protect the environment for decades. Lockhart notes the four-day work week scheme can benefit the environment, adding implementing it means there will be 20% less cars [on roads]. She discusses her role in promoting the four-day work week and the initiative, 4 Day Week Global. She says they are getting phenomenal response in relation to it. Lockhart explains having a four-day work week will give employees time to be human, to be themselves, and to be part of their families and communities. She adds it is also good for health and wellbeing as it can reduce stress. Flynn notes NZ women have one of the highest cancer rates in the western world. Lockhart says one in five employees in any workplace suffer from stress-related illness. She states it is inclusive to have an environment where people work for only four days.

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