Wright Vigar, an accountancy company based in the East Midlands and London, decided to put their own spin on the Don’t Quit, Get Fit challenge, tasking their teams to walk the equivalent distance from their Lincoln to London office (a total of 130 miles)!
A St Barnabas nurse walks an average of 12,000 steps in one shift, meaning it would take them just over 21 days to walk a similar distance.
On average in the UK, we sit for 8.9 hours a day. For office workers, the majority of these hours are sat at a desk, which can create health risks. Understanding these risks, Wright Vigar have decided to give their teams a reason to get out and be active, knowing they are supporting such a worthwhile cause.
Tom Maxwell from Wright Vigar said, “If you have the chance, get involved with other people as it really helps to keep you motivated along the way. And remember, it doesn’t always have to be a race. Go at your own pace but be consistent and you will get there.
“St Barnabas make it really easy for you to get involved and are always on hand to answer any questions you might have about your fundraising efforts. They guide you through the process of getting your fundraiser set up and are always checking in to see how things are going.
“The team have always supported St Barnabas, previously taking on the Accumulator Challenge, as they really appreciate the work they do, understand how important it is and the amount of people it benefits. Our aim was to raise £500 with this challenge, but have actually raised £670 which will be match funded.
“Many of us have been working at home for a large proportion of the pandemic and doing some exercise provides a refreshing change of scenery to help clear your mind and gets your blood flowing. There’s nothing quite like fresh air and some exercise to get your creative juices flowing and boost energy levels.”
Click here to take part in the Don’t Quit, Get Fit challenge.