Bell Ingram colleagues walk over 12 million steps for charity challenge
Forty-two intrepid walkers of all ages and abilities have been stepping up to raise cash for Bell Ingram’s three chosen charities – rural charity RSABI, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).
Clocking up a combined total of 12 million steps during the month-long April fundraiser, the group of colleagues from across the company’s offices in Scotland and the North of England raised £4000 which was split between the three charities.
Supported by their dogs, children and partners, the walkers fitted in their extra miles before, during and after work as well as at weekends, and a WhatsApp group was set up to motivate the group and soon became a great way of sharing routes and posting pictures.
Samantha McDonald, Bell Ingram’s Compliance Manager, helped organise the challenge. She said: “This is the second year we have run the Spring Step Challenge. With the introduction of working from home during the pandemic, the idea was to challenge colleagues to take more exercise during the day. The challenge was so popular we decided to bring it back for 2022, and colleagues smashed last year’s total by a whole 2 million steps.
“Well done to all those who took part, we hope they enjoyed it and feel the benefits.”
David Leggat, Chair of RSABI, congratulated the Bell Ingram team on an excellent fundraising initiative. “Our sincere thanks to all the staff involved in the Spring Step Challenge and to everyone who supported their efforts. We are delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from funds raised and our thanks also go to Bell Ingram for helping to raise awareness of our new Freephone Helpline – 0808 1234 555.”
Lin Stead, Regional Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (East & North), said: “We would like to thank Bell Ingram for their generous donation of £1,326.00 from their Spring Step Challenge. A big thank you to all the organisers and those who took part, we hope you all enjoyed keeping fit and working on those steps to support our lifesaving charity.
“It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air and donations from communities and businesses such as Bell Ingram are the life-blood of our service and enable us to stay airborne.”
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Article posted on 21/06/2022