After four weeks of counting steps, our annual Steps Challenge with Alex Picot Chartered Accountancy has come to an end.
Totalling over fifteen million steps between both companies, the Challenge once again saw all of our staff commit to increase their activity levels and keep track of their weekly steps.
Some healthy inter-office competition ensued and a number of the team submitted photographic evidence of themselves 'going the extra mile'.
As well as encouraging well-being among staff, the purpose of the challenge is to raise funds for local good causes. All funds raised through the efforts of the team at Alex Picot Trust Company have been donated to the Jersey branch of The Stroke Association.
During the four-week challenge, the team from The Stroke Association came into our offices to check our blood pressure as part of the Charity's 'Know Your Blood Pressure' campaign. The purpose of which was to raise awareness of the risks associated with high blood pressure, and gave us each a chance to have our individual health monitored.
Whether people chose to walk the long way home or simply make an effort to get out for more walks, the challenge certainly motivated all of us. Some of the team put themselves forward for the South Coast Challenge, a 15 mile walk along Jersey's south coast, and one member of our compliance team took on the Edinburgh Marathon which she completed in good time.
A final donation of £1500 was made to the Jersey branch of The Stroke Association by Alex Picot Trust Company, while Alex Picot Chartered Accountants, the victors of the challenge, gave a donation of £1516 to their chosen charity, The MND Association (Motor Neurone Disease).
Photo (left to right):
Back row - Steven Phillips and Don Connolly of Alex Picot Chartered Accountants. Derek Rhodes and Chris Cotillard of Alex Picot Trust Company.
Front row - Margaret McGovern from The MND Association and Tracy O'Regan from The Stroke Association.