Take steps to support local women – PACT’s STEPtember challenge

Author's position
Events and Marketing Manager
Article date
11 August 2020
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising
Join us this September and take steps to empower women!

Welcome to our STEPtember challenge to raise money for Alana House, PACT’s community project for vulnerable women, based in Reading.

The challenge is simple: choose a goal, donate or fundraise for Alana House and get stepping! You can do your steps any time through the month of September and any way you like, including walking around the house, doing the shopping, a morning run or a weekend walk.

All proceeds will go towards Alana House, our life-changing women’s community project that uses a holistic approach to support and empower women who find themselves at a disadvantage. The project provides information, support and advice to help women with a wide variety of needs including domestic abuse, poverty, mental health issues, education and unemployment.

To start the challenge, you will need to decide on your step target. There are three step options or you can choose your own amount:

  • Quick-stepper: 150,000 steps – that’s roughly 5,000 steps a day or around 15 miles a week.
  • Trail-blazer: 300,000 steps – that’s roughly 10,000 steps a day or around 30 miles a week.
  • Star-trekker: Half a million (500,000) steps – that’s roughly 16,600 steps a day or around 50 miles a week.

These numbers may sound high, but on average people in Britain take around 5,000 steps per day. This varies depending on how active your lifestyle is so we recommend choosing a challenge that’s right for you. If you don’t do a lot of physical activity very often, we recommend choosing a lower target. If you are already quite active then you are probably doing around 15 miles a week anyway, so why not challenge yourself to go that extra mile?

Registration for STEPtember is free for everyone. The challenge exists to raise money for Alana House so we do ask that you either donate what you can when you sign up, or ask family and friends to sponsor you through the challenge. You can sign up in a team or on your own and everyone signing up will receive a welcome pack and a step tracker. To find out more, read our FAQs .

Take your first step and sign up today!