Self Care Month November 2019 - Step Challenge

“Promoting self-care, raising money for two worthy charities”

All staff at the Family practice will be participating in a 10000 per day step challenge for the month of November. The aim of this challenge is to promote the benefits of exercise to our patients as well as improve our own health and wellbeing. In the process we will be raising money for 2 worthy charities: Mind and Cancer UK.


The Challenge

“All at the practice will participate and aim to do the equivalent of 10000 or more steps per day for the month of November.”

How were the charities chosen?

All staff nominated a Mental health and a Medical charity that they felt passionate about. The charities were drawn randomly from a hat.


Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

“Cancer research UK”

They want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. They focus  efforts in  four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.

They continue to support research into all types of cancer and across all age groups.

The Rules

Other forms of exercise can be used to make up steps by using an exercise equivalent chart.

Team Competition

All at the practice have been randomly assigned to 3 teams. Each team contains a mix of administration staff, nurses and Drs. There will be a prize for the winning team.

There will be some healthy in-house competition amongst the teams.

Please sponsor us!

Please support our practice team by visiting our go-funding page and donating some money to these 2 excellent charities. There is also a donation tin at our main reception

Thank you,

Dr Mark Rush, Dr Blazewicz and the Family Practice team

Published: Oct 22, 2019