To build upon the success of an inter-office charity steps initiative in 2017, we are once again going head-to-head in a month-long steps challenge against our colleagues at Alex Picot Chartered Accountants.
Buy-in for the charity challenge by all staff means that in total across both businesses 57 staff will monitor the number of steps they take using a wearable fitness device over the course of 28 days to establish which business is the most physically active. At the end of the month Alex Picot and Alex Picot Trust pledge to make a donation for every 5,000 steps recorded to their respective chosen charities; Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Stroke Association.
Partner at Alex Picot Chartered Accountants, Don Connolly, said:
“Last year our staff really got onboard with the challenge and the majority felt the health benefits of increasing their activity levels during the month. We are very much looking forward to taking advantage of the warmer weather this year by running the challenge during May and June and to once again making a significant donation to our chosen charity.”
Andrew Le Cheminant, Director at Alex Picot Trust, added:
“May is Global Employee Health and Wellbeing Month so we chose this time to launch our 2018 steps challenge. Two charities will benefit from the efforts of our staff and that is what matters most, although we hope that the challenge encourages our staff to be more active. There’s always a healthy dose of competition when we organise inter-office challenges like this and with the Company pledging to make a donation to our chosen charity there is even more incentive.”
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity. In Jersey it operates the Jersey Stroke Recovery Service which is a visiting service that helps families prepare for the changes that inevitably happen because of a stroke, and help them to cope physically and emotionally.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. Since 1991, the branch has been run entirely by volunteers and together with our four qualified Association Visitors provides the best possible care and support to local people living with MND and their families, enabling them to achieve the highest quality of life and to remain in their own home for as long as possible.