A new ‘Simon Step Challenge’ launches this April to invite walkers to keep active and raise money for local homeless prevention services.
The North West Simon Community is asking people to walk 10,000 steps a day for 30 days to help raise vital funds and awareness for the charity.
The Simon Step Challenge is a virtual challenge, and can be done anywhere in the world! We’re asking people to track their daily steps using their favourite fitness app which you can link to the fundraising idonate platform.
How to get started:
Then click Start your Mission you are now signed up and ready to fundraise, you can do this as an individual or a team.
On the iDonate confirmation page, you can then connect Pacer, Fitbit or Garmin to automatically track your steps or manually update your steps day to day on your iDonate page.
The Simon Step Challenge offers people a great way to stay active and to keep moving throughout April which is especially important now that most of us are spending our days in front of a screen working from home.
Employers want happy, engaged employees and also employers want to fulfil their CSR – this April get your employees to sign up to the Step Challenge and make a difference to your local Simon Community. Schools, clubs, colleges can all get involved.
What is the Step Challenge? -The Steps challenge encourages you to walk and count your steps for the month of April and fundraise for North West Simon Community as an individual or with a team, family, friends or a colleague?
Track your steps – You can use a smart watch for example a Fitbit or a free app like Pacer you can download to your phone.
Steps can be accumulated in many ways. Take the stairs instead of the lift. Walk during your break and after work. Park your car ways from the shops and walk.
There are many benefits to walking 10,000 steps a day, it will boost your heart health, concentration and energy levels and it will improve your mood. Every step you take will be a step towards a healthier and happier you while supporting a very worthy cause.
You can register today and start fundraising – finding our more by clicking on this link https://www.idonate.ie/StepChallengeNWSimon
Alternatively, if you wish to organise a fundraiser through Facebook and share with all your Facebook contacts that’s also fine. You can also make a donation on our website www.northwestsimon.ie and in the comment box put “Step Challenge”.
In 2020 North West Simon Community supported 182 households in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal that consisted of 224 adults and 225 children. Please help us to help those less fortunate by raising much needed funds for your local Simon Community.
It is really important that whilst taking on this challenge, you stick to the current government guidelines.