Seashell is launching a new initiative to focus on health and wellbeing whilst raising money for the children and young people there at the same time.
The national charity, which is based in Stockport and supports children and young people with very complex disabilities, is kicking off the One Million Steps challenge on 1st May 2021 and is asking people to commit to making an average of 10,000 steps a day for 100 days. This means participants will have achieved one million steps, or the equivalent of roughly 500 miles, at the end of the challenge.
Walking has been proven to be one of the most effective ways of getting fit and staying healthy and during lockdown, with gyms closed, it has become many people’s daily exercise. The recommended daily steps for a healthy life is 10,000, however the current national average is only 3,500.
The fabulous social enterprise that run One Million Steps has donated a number of free places to Seashell as they truly believe in the work they do.
Seashell’s Head of Fundraising, Dominic Tinner, said,
We are incredibly grateful to the One Million Steps team for their generosity. We would love to gift these places to people who really want to help Seashell, after what has been a tough year financially for us, and immediately thought of Marketing Stockport members.
“The only thing we ask is that you pledge to raise £100 for Seashell as part of your challenge – that is just £1 for every day you are walking – which seems a small amount but it will make a huge difference to the children and young people here.”
Ranjit Ghoshal, Founder of One Million Steps, said,
People who have taken this on before have found that 100 days was the perfect time to make some really long-lasting changes to their habits so I’m always excited to see where one million steps take our participants.
“The idea behind this was to give people some important wellbeing lessons they can take with them after the 100 days whilst also having some fun. In essence, feeling good whilst doing good!”
Seashell expect the donated places to go quickly so you’ll need to hurry. Once the free places run out, it will cost £15 to register digitally or £19.99 for a pedometer place. The site allows you to build your own fundraising page, log your steps and download free mindfulness and strength and conditioning support.