The BHTA’s September charity campaign, which sees people involved attempt to walk 10,000 steps every day throughout the month, officially launched yesterday.
Among those involved in 2018’s campaign is a trio of fundraisers who work for stairlift manufacturer Handicare and its direct selling company Companion.
Ian Dysart, Carolyn Kilburn and Bruce Bedford will be raising awareness of the work carried out by the Stroke Association, which works to prevent stroke, fund research and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors of all ages.
The BHTA says it chose to raise money for the Stroke Association as many of its member companies provide equipment and services to stroke survivors.
There are currently over 1.2m survivors of stroke across the UK, with 100,000 strokes occurring every year.
Ian Dysart, national sales manager of Handicare, said: “Doing the right thing is so important in today’s society and fundraising activities such as BHTA’s Steptember are just one of the ways we can demonstrate our commitment to making the world a better place for everyone.
“It’s also great fun for everyone taking part and helps to build closer relationships with the other BHTA companies involved. We’re looking forward to completing our daily step targets and helping everyone to beat last year’s total.”
Last year’s BHTA Steptember campaign raised more than £3,500 for Scope. Handicare and Companion contributed £1,475.