We are delighted to launch the Strathcarron Step Challenge: an interactive, virtual event which will see you push your daily step count, aiming for 450K steps across the month of September.

Follow in the footsteps of our Domestic Goddesses, Kim & Liz, who take 15K steps every day keeping Strathcarron Hospice spotless and help us make every moment count for our patients and their families.

Sign up yourself or as part of a team of 4 and log your steps with us across the month with the goal of reaching 450,000 steps across September. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you to reach your target and help us make every moment count.

Can you raise £150 to pay for a full block of rehab for one person, enabling them to return home, with confidence, following a stay in our in-patient unit?

Sign up on your ownSign up as a team of 4

How do I track my steps?

You can track your step count on your mobile phone using any pedometer style app, wear a fitness watch or request a pedometer from us as part of your fundraising pack when you sign up for the challenge.

How do I log my steps?

To kick off the event and get our Leaderboards up and running, we’ll ask you to log your Step Count for Sunday 1st September back here on the Step Challenge website.

You can do this on Sunday evening or Monday, whenever suits you best. Following on from this, you should log your steps every Sunday evening/Monday for the previous Monday-Sunday and we will update the Leaderboard accordingly.

The final step count should be submitted from Monday 30th September which will give us everyone’s grand total across the month and (fingers crossed!) see everyone meet the 450K steps target.

How can I get extra steps throughout the week?

There are a variety of ways you can up your step count such as using the stairs instead of the lift, parking your car further away from your office or the supermarket or taking part in an exercise class. We'll share different ideas across the month and would love to hear what you're doing to meet your target!

How do I raise money?

You can set up a fundraising page on our website and share the page on your social media for your friends and family to sponsor you. Alternatively, you can print off sponsor forms from our website and ask people to sponsor you in person.

Keep in touch

We’d be delighted to hear about all the ways you manage to up your step count and reach your target over the weeks; please do share your news and stories with us on social media or via email to [email protected]

We will be adding News stories to the Step Challenge site weekly so do keep in touch and follow the progress your fellow walkers are making!

Likewise if you are on social media, we will be using the #StepsforStrathcarron so please share and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support you and maybe even sign up themselves!

For more information visit www.strathcarronhospice.net/step-challenge or contact the Fundraising Team on 01324 826222 or [email protected]