The Alex Picot Trust Steps Challenge 2021 was another successful fundraising event and we are delighted to announce that our team collectively reached almost 12 million steps creating a donation of £2,380 for The Stroke Association.
Photo caption: Some of the team join directors (front from left) Andrew Le Cheminant; Chris Cotillard and Hannah Roynon-Jones in presenting a cheque to (front right) representatives of the Jersey Stooke Association, Tracy O'Regan and Emerson D’Abbot-Doyle.
Whether choosing to walk rather than drive short distances, spend evenings walking the country lanes or facing the challenge of the stunning Jersey cliff paths on their weekends, every member of our team made an effort to increase their activity during May and count their steps.
Divided into two teams there was some healthy competition with some individuals setting their own personal challenges including one of our accountants, Agi Dzieciatkowska, who passed the million steps milestone in 31 days
The team lead by director, Hannah Roynon-Jones, counted 6,212,346 steps in total. Of the victory, she said:
"The steps challenge has become an important part of our annual charity calendar, not only does it promote the importance of being active but it is a great team-building opportunity where we divide the office into two teams to go head-to-head to raise funds.
"May is a good time to do this as it is Stroke Awareness Month and we were pleased to welcome Tracy O'Regan from the Jersey stroke association into the office to talk to us about stroke. She reminded us of the importance of being active and having a healthy lifestyle to avoid stroke, she also explained the significance of spotting a stroke quickly using the F.A.S.T. rule.
"We are thrilled to make this significant donation to the charity and thank all of our staff for going the extra mile to help boost our donation and look forward to next year."
The second team achieved a total of 5,669,521 steps.
Our walkers took some photos during their walks to prove that they made the extra effort to get out walking and the heavy rain towards the end of the month didn't stop them getting their steps up for their team.