It’s a been case of 10,000 steps at a time for The Hotel Network staff participating in Steptember, a fundraising drive for kids with cerebral palsy.
Steptember participants must walk, hop, skip or jump 10,000 steps a day for 28 days. The average office worker does just 2000, so it’s been a great excuse to get out and about for the four teams The Hotel Network has registered.
“This year we initiated a Health and Wellness program at The Hotel Network so Steptember seemed like a perfect activity to be involved in,” says General Manager Natalie Comley.
“Not only do we improve employee physical and mental health by encouraging our staff to get moving but we can also raise funds to support people living with cerebral palsy.
“The reason for the teams is to create a little healthy competition. We have initiated a few fun rewards for the team raising the most money and the team with the most steps.
“It is amazing how much more productive I am in the afternoon after getting out of the office at lunch for 45-minute walk.”
Each team has a very achievable goal of $200.00 with donations over $2.00 tax deductible.
Funds raised will go toward research or specialised equipment that helps kids with cerebral palsy do basic, everyday things most people take for granted, like standing up or moving around.
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that impact a person’s ability to move, and the most common childhood physical disability.
For further information, visit: https://www.steptember.org.au/