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Steptober

Step up for LandAid in October!

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 00:00 UK-wide

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Join the first ever property industry-wide step challenge.

In teams of four we are challenging YOU to step up for LandAid. Whether you’re a seasoned marathon-runner or you’d like to improve your health and wellbeing, anyone can take part. All you need are three colleagues to join you and a smart phone.

Walk, run, jog or dance – it’s up to you.

Book your team place.

 

The challenge

This is our very first step challenge sponsored by Abstract Securities.

Across the UK and throughout the whole of October, the property industry will be competing to see who will take the most steps, whilst raising money to end youth homelessness in the UK.

A great way to encourage wellbeing in the workplace, the challenge gives people the motivation to take a walk at lunch time, walk up escalators or take the stairs instead of the lift. Being active not only improves physical health, but also improves mental wellbeing and ultimately makes us more productive and happy.

 

How the challenge works

  • Teams of four people sign up and compete to see which team can take the most steps in the month of October
  • The challenge will run for the whole month of October - culminating on this years’ LandAid Day on 1 November
  • The challenge will be run through an online platform called Himotiv. The platform will sync with your tracking app and host a leader-board displaying teams’ step counts
  • Each individual team member will track their own steps using their choice of step counting device e.g. smart phone or Fitbit.  Many apps including Fitbit, Strava and many more, will sync with the challenge platform – so anyone with a smartphone can take part!
  • Each week, we’ll publish a leader-board to encourage a healthy bit of competition across the property sector and promote additional fundraising through challenges between individuals.

 

The winners!!!

There’ll be a prize-giving for Steptober during the evening of LandAid Day, venue to be confirmed.  The prizes available include:

Highest team/company fundraiser sponsored by IPSX
Location Outside of London with the Highest Step Count sponsored by Gerald Eve
Individual with the highest step count
Team/company with the highest step count
Wooden spoon for the lowest step count.

We are seeking sponsorship for prizes at £750 + VAT each. For more information on this or other sponsorship opportunities for this event please contact becca.saunders@landaid.org.

 

What about LandAid Day?

Steptober is a ready-made fundraising activity for your company to take part in during the run up to LandAid Day, but please still host your usual wild and wacky fundraisers within your companies on LandAid Day itself!  

Register your team in Steptober by completing the booking form on this page or email tom.ah-thew@landaid.org to let us know what you’re planning for LandAid Day. 

 

Fundraising

Option 1:  Entry fee of £200 per team of four people and minimum fundraising of £300 per team.
Option 2:  Pay entry fee and fundraising upfront at £500 per team of four people
Option 3:  Make a minimum donation of £5,000 and enter up to five teams of four people instead of paying the entry fee and fundraising.  To acknowledge your generosity, we will credit your company on our website.

Whichever option is selected, registration must be made by completing the booking form on this page, in order to take part in the challenge.

 

Our headline sponsor

We are delighted that Abstract Securities is sponsoring our first Steptober. Mark Glatman, Chief Executive of Abstract Securities, says: 

“Steptober is a great way for you to do your bit to end youth homelessness. Teams taking part will not only be able to get competitive with each other but we’re also encouraging you to take other teams on in challenges – the loser of which will have to pay a wager to LandAid – don’t forget that every penny you raise will provide homes for young people. EG will be publicising these challenges, so get creative and get competitive. It doesn’t need to be within your teams, as a CEO you could challenge another CEO. But whatever you do make sure you keep getting those steps in!

The challenge isn’t just for the property industry, challenge your colleagues outside of the sector to get involved: solicitors, accountants, bankers, contractors etc. anyone can enter their home team. Walk, run, jog or dance – it’s up to you, as long as you Step Up for LandAid this October.”

 

Terms and conditions: 

Entry fee invoices are due on receipt and payment must be received to confirm your place in the challenge.  If your entry fee is not received before Friday 21 September 2018, your team will not be able to take part in the challenge and you will be denied access to the challenge platform
Minimum fundraising must be reached prior to Friday 4 January 2019, if this has not been achieved, LandAid will raise a request for payment for the outstanding amount
By registering for this challenge, you consent to the details submitted at registration being passed to Himotiv, our challenge facilitator, to enable your access to the challenge platform and leader board
LandAid accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from the challenge.  We suggest you consult a doctor before participating in the challenge.

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