We covered 7,140 miles!8th Mar, 2017
As well as raising funds for two Jersey charities, an inter-office steps challenge has resulted in enhanced health and wellbeing of staff at two local businesses during the month of February.
Staff from Alex Picot Chartered Accountants and Alex Picot Trust went head-to-head in a month-long steps challenge to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Jersey Stroke Association. The 46 individuals each averaged around 11,000 steps daily to achieve a combined total of 14 million steps in just 28 days and generate a donation of £3,000 split between the chosen charities.
Partner at Alex Picot Chartered Accountants, Don Connolly, said: “The steps challenge has been successful on so many levels, not least providing two good causes with a boost to their fundraising. We’re proud of everyone who stepped-up and increased their activity levels to contribute to their team’s steps total. It has been fantastic watching individuals make positive lifestyle changes to achieve their steps goals and by simply walking a bit more than we might usually during the winter month of February, we have all enjoyed increased fitness levels."
“Having our blood pressure checked by the Stroke Association has also helped to increase awareness among our teams of the importance of being active and living healthy lifestyles to avoid the risk of stroke. We’re very grateful to them for carrying out their free blood pressure checks as part of our steps challenge initiative.”