Gareth Gilbert, COO at Mintra
Mintra’s global team members joined forces to take up the Step Challenge of fundraising to support the work undertaken by the MND Association.
Mintra’s annual Step Challenge, which took place in May this year, clocked over 28 million steps across all of our locations globally and was undertaken to support access to care and research of motor neurone disease.
Team Mintra walked, jogged, rambled, swam, ran, kickboxed, worked hard at the gym, or played tennis, to accumulate a colossal 28.5 million steps in 31 days. Burning an estimated combined 1.1 million calories in a month, the team covered 20,311km.
Gareth Gilbert, COO at Mintra said, “Step Challenge is Mintra’s annual health and wellbeing initiative which brings together colleagues across geographies. It is a great opportunity to not only get motivated by others to keep moving but also connect with everyone across the world. This year we have also been able to support a worthy cause which was put forward by a Mintra team member”.
“The support of everyone at Mintra made it possible for us to not only partner with the MND Association for this years’ Step Challenge, but also raise £2,494 to date. It has been great to see everyone getting behind the Step Challenge and our fundraising activities.”
Charlotte Taylor, Development Executive at Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Charlotte Taylor, Development Executive, Motor Neurone Disease Association. Added, “Well done to everyone and thank you for your kind support. It means so much to both the Association and people living with and effected by MND who we support. I can’t believe how many steps Mintra managed as a team”.
Some of the highlights from this year include an elevation of 3,172m over a 23.5km distance but also two record breaking team members taking one million steps in a month, with one individual not counting for any other forms of exercise.
The Mintra team used a well-known activity tracking app to tally up the steps and shared their progress as well as experiences on social media. In addition to the money raised for charity other individual prizes were awarded for the best team total, best team name, random day best total, best photos and best route.
The Step Challenge gave everyone at Mintra the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing, explore the local environment and share images of spectacular landscapes with colleagues, such as those of the Grey Mare’s Tail, a National Trust site in Scotland.
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