Holiday season might be coming to an end (for a few of you anyway!), so what better way to burn off those extra calories guzzled (or glugged!) when you were enjoying the sunshine than to slip into your walking shoes and raise some money for charity? That’s the task that the Cariad Team has set themselves this month. CariadCan! – as we’re now calling ourselves – are walking 10,000 steps a day to raise £500 for Cancer Research UK.
They say that everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, and we’d all love it if our contribution went towards finding a cure. This is why we’re rallying together to do our bit and stamp out cancer once and for all… 10,000 steps at a time.
We knew that 10,000 steps a day would be a difficult challenge, especially for some of the team who drive to work. But we’ve been organising lunchtime walks and the team have been changing their daily routines to include short walks before and after work to stack up those steps!
In addition to the fundraising, we’ve also got an internal competition going on to see who can walk the most steps in September So far, Sarah W is leading the steps at the moment, but only just – Sara’s hot on her heels, followed by Justine. They’ve even got their family and friends involved too, although we’re not convinced they had a say in the matter…
For the Cancer Research challenge, all of us need to be walking more than 70,000 steps a week, and most of the rest of the team are getting theirs in with a little extra for good luck. If, for whatever the reason the team fail to achieve their 10,000 steps a day, we’ve added the extra incentive of a 50p fine per mile, all of which will be added to our donation to charity.
“Luckily the amount of steps the girls are doing are putting the boys to shame, and team CariadCan! Are going to smash our average of 300,000 steps per member over the month. Which is a subtle way of saying ‘come on boys, get moving!”Justine
We’re actually very close to our £500 fundraising target with some very generous donations. Wouldn’t it be great if we could beat it before the end of the month so we can call ourselves team CariadReallyCan! So get your plastic out and visit our JustGiving page and make your difference here.