The hospice is encouraging people across Somerset to take part in the A Mile a Day Challenge throughout 2022 and go the extra mile to support them. St Margaret’s is challenging supporters to run, cycle, swim or even dance a mile a day and log their progress so they can appear on the hospice’s leaderboard.
The hospice goes the extra mile to ensure patients across Somerset and their families receive care and support every day of the year and their physiotherapy team is no different. The team helps patients to manage their breathlessness and improve their quality of life and independence.
£30 could pay for a breathlessness session to help St Margaret’s Hospice patients to control their symptoms and improve their independence. The hospice is aiming to raise enough money to pay for 100 breathlessness sessions for patients so if you want to take a challenge for 2022 you can register for free at https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/a-mile-a-day.
Ellie Weston, Marketing and Events Officer at St Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We really hope our participants will see the benefits from completing the challenge whether that is improvement to their physical or mental health, or just enjoying the sense of achievement from raising sponsorship for their local hospice.
“You can complete the challenge however you want, maybe by doing a longer dog walk in the evening, walking rather than getting in the car or by joining a local running club, it really is up to you.
“We have created a digital leaderboard where participants can upload their miles from Strava, track their progress against others and receive sponsorship from friends and family. It’s really easy and even better, it’s free to sign up!”