As willpower fades and New Year’s resolutions are beginning to lapse, Marie Curie is offering a fun, easy and convenient way to get more active this Spring.
The charity’s Step into Spring campaign is challenging people to walk 10,000 steps or more every day in March as part of their annual fundraiser; the Great Daffodil Appeal.
Walk 10,000 steps every day in March and by 1 April, you’ll have covered 150 miles. That’s the same as walking from:
Marie Curie hopes that Step into Spring will encourage people in Tadcaster to put their best foot forward throughout the month, sponsored and supported by their friends and family, with the added feel-good-factor of raising vital funds.
Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without getting the care and support they need at the end of their life.* The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help the charity provide much-needed expert care to people with terminal illnesses, as well as supporting their families.
Faye Cryer, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in Leeds and Tadcaster said: “Increasing the distance you walk each day is a great way to feel good and get outdoors so we hope that the campaign will appeal to lots of people who want to be more active but without the pressure and expense of joining a gym. And of course, there’s the added incentive that by taking part, you’ll be doing something amazing and helping Marie Curie to be there when we’re needed most.
“Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness. And it’s heart-breaking that not everyone gets the care and support they need to live their final days with dignity, in the place they want to be. Our nurses care for people in their own homes and in our nine hospices across the UK. We’re here for people every step of the way, but that’s only possible with your support.”
To find out more or sign up to Step into Spring visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/stepintospring or call 0800 716 146.