Companion steps up to fundraising walking challenge

Volunteers at stairlifts and bathing solutions company Companion Stairlifts are preparing to walk over 2,700 miles in September to fundraise for disability charity Scope.

Volunteers are taking part in the Steptember challenge, which has been organised by the stairlift division of The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), as part of its centenary celebrations.

Challenge participants have been tasked with completing 10,000 steps every day in September, totalling 300,000 steps, or 150 miles, per person.

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Companion, which provides home adaptations including stairlifts and accessible bathrooms, has entered a team of 18. In total, the team will walk over 2,700 miles to complete the challenge.

Companion’s Ian Dysart said: “Helping people with disabilities live life to the full is something we’re all committed to here at Companion.  The Steptember Challenge is a fantastic idea and we’re all looking forward to smashing the 10,000 steps daily target – we’ve even got a treadmill in the office so people can walk while they work!

“We’re a pretty motivated bunch, but we’d be hugely grateful for any support and donations that will help us achieve our fundraising target,” said Ian.

Companion’s charity walkers include Ian Dysart, Bruce Bedford, Carolyn Kilburn, Danielle Broadbent, David Harrison, Scott Everard, Steve Leach, Alister Gurr, Phil Cooke, Sarah Sutcliffe, Oliver Kilburn, Peter Childs, Darren Newberry, Jake Wills, Tom Brophy, Natalia Bailey, Charlotte Ockenby and Robert Bell.

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