Stepping up to the challenge: the team at Premier Choice Group came together whilst apart, raising vital funds for the NHS with a charitable step challenge! (2-minute read)
Working from home and trapped indoors 23 hours a day, it’s all too easy to be sedentary and lose the inspiration to move. When the initial social distancing enforcement was extended, we decided it was the right time to embark on a team mission. We hoped this would keep our staff motivated, sane and active, with the added incentive of raising money for the NHS and urgent COVID-19 appeals – a brilliant cause that means a lot to us as a business and nation.
The Step Challenge
As a team, we were planning to take 1 million steps in 9 days – the length of time it took to build the Nightingale Hospital at the ExCeL – aiming to raise 1p per step. The staff embraced the step challenge wholeheartedly and smashed the step target in just over 4 days! However, in true fundraising style, we moved the goalposts and encouraged staff to take as many steps as possible, still aiming to raise a penny for every step we took!
The team rose to the occasion and amassed an incredible 2,001,057 steps across the 9 days! Most noteworthy, Dani Mills, one of our Senior Service Desk Engineers, must be mentioned for her outstanding contribution of over 10% of the team total – an unbelievable effort with the cause as her focus.
We experienced amazing support and generosity for and within the team, and together we have raised over £12,700 for our wonderful NHS! We are so grateful for the sponsorship we received from our friends, family, colleagues, customers, business contacts, partner organisations and suppliers, as well as the massive contribution from Premier Choice Group in support of the staff.
Can you help us?
We’re still reaching out to our community for all and anything they can donate for NHS Charities Together. If you are able to support our step challenge, please see our JustGiving page and share this with your networks to help us continue raising money for the ongoing and essential work of the NHS.