We're challenging our Teamwork Trust supporters to complete 1 million steps before the end of lockdown in a bid to raise awareness of our Wellbeing support services – vital classes which help people overcome anxiety.         

Anyone of any age can take part in the STEP TO IT campaign – a virtual fundraiser by Teamwork Trust, which supports autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions – they just have to walk, run or even dance their way to 1 million steps before COVID restrictions are predicted to end on Monday 21st June.

The charity, which has centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, has continued its popular wellbeing sessions online during the pandemic. Now, through STEP TO IT and with the increasing need for more mental health services UK-wide, Teamwork Trust hopes to raise enough funds to run additional Wellbeing sessions for people in North Northamptonshire.

“Our Wellbeing support services are important classes that help people in the local community feel better about themselves. With so many of us having had to deal with the pressures of lockdowns this past year they have been in very high demand and that will only continue,” said Graham Marshall Director of Operations.

Teamwork Trust’s Wellbeing sessions range from crafting and art sessions, to classes which teach practical coping techniques. The charity is currently running sessions online, but hopes to be able to restart them in-person from Teamwork Trust centres soon.

Graham added: “We have come up with this fun campaign to raise money to improve our Wellbeing offer and we really hope STEP TO IT will grow as more supporters get involved. A million steps before lockdown ends might not seem like much for everyone - but for others it is a really big deal. We just want people to set themselves realistic daily goals so they can achieve the total 1 million steps before the deadline.”

Teamwork’s STEP TO IT challenge will be participant-led which and will be driven almost entirely by people sharing their efforts on social media tagging @TeamworkTrust and using the hashtag #STEPTOIT.

Find more information, comments from people who have benefitted from Teamwork’s Wellbeing classes and all the details about how to take part: https://www.teamworktrust.co.uk/appeal/steptoit