https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2017/04/07/the-walking-challenge-is-back/

The Walking Challenge is back

It’s here and it’s bigger and better than ever before! The 2017 Walking Challenge! is back! Whether you want to lift your mood, shape up for summer, get more fresh air or even compete against your colleagues, it’s all possible if you accept the Challenge from The Charity for Civil Servants to walk 10,000 steps a day for 50 days.

Participants in last year’s walk raised an incredible £40,000 between them and many reported their morale was boosted as a result of the huge health benefits. Walkers were fitter, more energetic, less stressed and enjoyed the camaraderie of taking part.

This year’s Walking Challenge runs from 8 May to 26 June – it’s the perfect way to support the fantastic work of our occupational charity – The Charity for Civil Servants - and to walk your way to a new, healthier you at the same time!

Don’t worry if you can’t do 10,000 steps a day. It’s all about walking to wellbeing – whatever your current step count, just walk more – and see how much better you feel in 50 days time!

And if you’d like to raise money via sponsorship, it all goes to helping colleagues like Deirdre, who turned to the Charity for help in her time of need.

A huge thank you to everyone who is giving their time and energy to participate in The Walking Challenge. The money raised through your efforts makes a massive difference and can be a lifesaver for so many people. I never thought I'd need the Charity's help but when the unexpected happened and I was devastated, their understanding and practical assistance helped put me back on my feet.

By joining the Challenge you can help make a real difference to countless people in need and get fit at the same time!

 

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