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Solihull challenged to take one million steps this summer for Diabetes UK

Solihull Editorial 28th Jun, 2023   0

SILHILLIANS are being called on to take a million steps this summer in aid of Diabetes UK.

The One Million Step Challenge, which runs from July 1 to September 30, tasks participants to taking around 10,000 steps a day, whether its a walk in the park with family, friends or alone.

All funds raised will go towards Diabetes UK’s work funding life-saving research and ensuring everyone living with diabetes gets the care and support they need.

Actor and Diabetes UK supporter Nina Wadia, whose credits include EastEnders, Citizen Khan, Strictly Come Dancing and The Outlaws, is encouraging people to take part in the challenge.

She said: “It’s always good to get moving, whether that’s a quick walk, or a whizz around the dancefloor. I’m supporting Diabetes UK’s One Million Step Challenge, as it encourages us to do just that. You can get more active and feel great, while raising money for a fantastic cause – one very close to my heart.

“The challenge is for every body, and everybody. So this summer, join thousands of others in taking one million steps over three months. Steps for your body, and steps for everybody affected by diabetes.”

In addition to the standard One Million Step Challenge, there are two other challenges to choose from, Participants can do the 500,000 step challenge – about 5,400 steps a day and a perfect start to your stepping journey.

More experienced walkers may want to take on the 1,700,000 step challenge, around 18,400 steps a day and the equivalent of walking from Lands End to John O’Groats.

Peter Shorrick, head of Midlands and East at Diabetes UK added: “Walking is a fantastic way to help you get fit and by taking on the One Million Step Challenge, you’ll not only be stepping towards a healthier you.

“The money you raise will help fund our vital work, including the development of life-changing treatments and raising awareness of type 2 diabetes and how to manage it by making healthier choices day-to-day.”

For more or to register click here.

There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.


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