LandAid’s third Steptober event sees record number of property professionals put their steps to good use

LandAid’s, the property industry charity, Steptober challenge saw 848 participants take more than 16million steps over the last two weeks raising over £105,000 to end youth homelessness. Despite the increasing move back into lockdown across many parts of the country, steppers, albeit from afar, joined with their colleagues and got out into nature to raise valuable funds for LandAid’s mission to end youth homelessness.


The real estate industry-wide challenge was powered by headline sponsor Logicor and sector sponsors: EGi the Tech sponsor, Grainger the Investor Developers & Fund Manager sponsor, Hollis the Consultants & Agents sponsor, Michael Sparks Associates LLP the Architecture & Planning sponsor, and OakNorth Bank the Legal & Finance sponsor.


Steptober was capped off with a virtual prize giving event on Friday 16 October.


Prizes included: Team with the Highest Step Count Award which was won by reigning champs Alter Domas Coast Busters who took a staggering 1.61million steps together. They were closely followed by DTZ Investors and Leach Rhodes Walker in second and third place, respectively.


Chris Cooper in the DTZ Investors team won the Individual with the Highest Step Count Award, taking 705,130 steps – an average of 47,000 steps a day.


The challenge also saw 24 participants take part in the CEO Challenge; property top dogs stepping against each other to see who came out on top. The winner of the CEO Challenge Award for the Highest Step Count was team Steptoe-ber & Sons logging a huge 1.12million steps throughout.


Due to a technical difficulty awards for Highest Fundraising will be announced early this week.


Paul Morrish, Chief Executive, LandAid said: ‘This year has been difficult for everyone, but LandAid has been so proud to see the industry pull behind it and be such a force for good. Whether through the LandAid COVID-19 Emergency fund, which raised a staggering £1m in a matter of months, or by taking part in Steptober, the industry has stepped up for its charity. As we move back towards tighter and tighter restrictions, our wellbeing and mental health become more and more important, and getting out and walking can be mind changing. We hope that through taking part in Steptober, participants have felt a difference in their mental health and wellbeing, and closer to their colleagues, despite not always seeing them regularly. But of course, Steptober is about so much more than that – every stepper has raised valuable funds to help young homeless people across the country, young people who have been so affected by this crisis – so thank you.’


Michael Slattery, CEO, Logicor: ‘Logicor has been proud to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Steptober event and support LandAid with its mission to end youth homelessness in the UK. We may be in many different locations, but I believe Steptober has brought people together under a common goal and supported individual wellbeing whilst helping others. We’re so pleased that the event has raised over £100,000 – every penny of which will help young homeless people. Thanks to everyone who has stepped up for LandAid – you’ve positively impacted lives and local communities.