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Caring for You Pedometer Challenge

Caring for You Pedometer Challenge

Caring for You Walk at Work Pedometer Challenge
18 April - 2nd May 2017

Your chance to win £100* for your RCM branch team that walks the most steps.

Over a hundred teams from across the UK counted how many steps they took over two weeks from 18th April – 2nd May 2017 to take part in the RCM’s Caring for You Walk at Work Pedometer Challenge.

A pedometer challenge is a great way to get staff more energised, boost morale and help everyone get involved with the Caring for You Campaign.

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Winners announced for 18th April – 2nd May 2017 Pedometer Challenge

The winning team are the Stork Walkers from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. They counted 1,474,539 steps, around 700 miles, over the two weeks. The team win £100 for the RCM branch at their trust.

Midwife and team captain Helen Peet, said: “Our team are highly delighted and proud to have won this challenge. There were many teams at Airedale who participated and there was a healthy camaraderie throughout the unit. Several of us own dogs and it's safe to say that the dogs as well as us humans are slightly relieved that the challenge is over. It's also worth mentioning that one pedometer travelled as far as Spain during the challenge! Well done to all who participated.”

The team members were Caroline Lowe, Anne Boyes, Kelly Dobson, Sharon Robinson, Helen Peet and Sharon Ridd.

 

Click here read the full press release, Airedale ‘Stork Walkers’ step to the top - Airedale midwives win national pedometer step challenge.

How it works

Step Counters

Particpants can record their steps using a standard clip-on or wrist pedometer or by downloading a fitness app to your phone. 

** Due to the overwhelming response to this campaign, the RCM are currently out-of-stock of Caring for You pedometers.

Administration

Teams can sign up to the Pedometer Challenge by emailing caringforyou@rcm.org.uk with the following information;

  1.  Team Captain – email address and contact telephone number
  2.  Team Name
  3.  Workplace and NHS Trust/Health Board

Getting Started

  • Click here to download your getting started guide on how to take part
  • Click here to download your Walk at work Record sheet
     

Remember to get your local RCM workplace reps or branch officer to order Caring for You pedometers from: http://www.bcqgrouponline.com/rcm/Login.aspx

For more information on the RCM Caring for You campaign click here

*Winning funds will be paid directly into your Unity bank account