A care home support manager from Norfolk has accomplished an impressive feat, on her feet, after raising over £400 for charity by walking 10,000 steps a day throughout January.
Mollie Hunt, regional sales support manager at Ivy Court, Norwich, raised the money for Age UK after deciding to show that physical activity is important at any age.
Mollie completed the steps locally, walking around the home and its gardens, where she was supported by staff, residents and their families.
Age UK provides companionship, advice and support for older people who need it. Mollie approached them with her idea, which they supported by posting about the challenge on their Facebook page and sharing her posts. They also provided her with official merchandise including a water bottle and vest.
Mollie said: “At Ivy Court we try to do one charitable event per month. It was also an opportunity to help shift the Christmas bloat so I thought what better way to raise money for charity and to be active!”
One family member said: “10,000 steps a day is a lot, but I believed Mollie could do it. What a wonderful way to raise money for such a well-deserved cause to improve life for the elderly.”
In total, Mollie raised £410 and presented a cheque to Holly Harrington, fundraising and events coordinator at Age UK at the end of January.