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Halton’s Mayor Councillor John Bradshaw is looking for 34 participants to step out and pledge to complete 10,000 steps daily for 30 consecutive days whilst contributing to fund-raising for the Mayorโ€™s two nominated charities; Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support and Widnes Fellowship Centre.

If the ‘Steps Challenge’ is able to find 34 participants being sponsored ยฃ1 per day minimum (ยฃ30 total) it will raise over a ยฃ1,000 for the two Mayorโ€™s charities.

But perhaps more importantly it will encourage people of Halton to become that bit more physically active, giving health & wellbeing benefits to individuals and groups.

Cllr John Bradshaw, who is doing the challenge himself,ย said: “This is an ideal opportunity for people to get more active and help to contribute to our fund-raising efforts at the same time.

” The initial response has been good and weโ€™d like to encourage more to get involved, you can sign up at an individual, as part of a group or work placed team, a school or a sports group.

” Weโ€™ve already seen Widnes Vikings Development Squad and Windmill Hill Primary school sign up, so itโ€™s fantastic to see youngsters supporting the challenge and starting to get their steps in.โ€

As well as members of the Mayorโ€™s Committee taking part, he needs individuals, groups / teams and schools to take part. Your individual challenge will start from the day that you sign up and you can get stepping out to hit 10,000 steps per day. Get active, get moving and get involved!

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