Stepping out for charity cash

May 5, 2022 | Charity news, DY News

Staff at DY have been raising cash for two local charities by putting their best foot forward in our latest challenge.

Our team from Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants in Shrewsbury and Telford organises an annual steps challenge and staff nominates charities they would like to support.

Marketing co-ordinator Jackie Young says the idea has really taken off, with 12 teams of four colleagues joining forces to amass the greatest number of steps in a friendly and positive competition.

“This year we’ve had a great response from colleagues who were all keen to take part, and so far, we’ve raised £250 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Shropshire MHS (Mental Health Support).
“The winning team clocked up over 1,780,000 steps on their step counters during the four-week challenge which is a really impressive effort, and in the first week, one of our colleagues did over 187,000 steps alone!”

Jackie says the competition had proved increasingly popular during the years it had been held, and staff have been so motivated that we have now launched a Dyke Yaxley lunchtime walking club.

“This takes place every Thursday and has been running since before Christmas, with staff meeting up for a brief walk and receiving a loyalty card stamp each time they attend with the chance to earn up to two free coffees on Dyke Yaxley.
“It’s a great opportunity to get out into the fresh air and to clear our heads by breaking up the working day, and with the warmer weather now here, we’re hoping to encourage even more colleagues to join us.”

As part of our yearly steps challenge, the Dyke Yaxley staff nominate local charities to benefit from their efforts. This past  year’s beneficiaries were:

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund which aims to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales; and Shropshire MHS in Holywell Street, in Shrewsbury, that offers mental health support including drop-in sessions, and a range of structured groups and activities.

DY staff who took part in this year’s charity steps challenge – including members of Flex IT and Henshalls Insurance Brokers.

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