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Step Up for HWF

Did you know that nursing staff walk at least 61,000 steps a week? That’s more than two half marathons…over 29 miles!

Put your best foot forward

We think that it’s time to go the distance for our healthcare workers, in solidarity for everything they do for us. Introducing HWF’s first virtual event…

The challenge

  • 10k Steps

  • Every day for 30 days

  • Track your steps

  • Fundraise for HWF

You can get your steps in however you like, just clock up 10,000 steps a day to keep on track. We’ve included some top tips below to get you started! There’s no fundraising target - any amount you raise will make difference to healthcare workers struggling across the UK.

“So many healthcare workers are suffering with PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health problems. So many staff lie in bed awake at night hearing ventilator alarm sounds ringing in their heads, the sounds of covid patients gasping for breath, patients crying out for help”.

Emily, ICU Nurse

Sign Up for Step Up for HWF

  • Raise £100 or more to receive a free HWF T-shirt.
  • Your £100 could pay for two counselling sessions to support the many healthcare workers suffering from PTSD, struggling to cope with everyday life.


Registration is free! Once you sign up, we will send you the following:

  • Top tips for stepping up
  • Step tracker
  • Sponsorship form
  • Fundraising pack

Getting Your Steps In

  • Take a moving break - go for a short walk during a lunch/coffee break.
  • Park further away - steps to and from the car soon add up.
  • Step on the spot whilst watching TV - clock up the steps when watching your favourite show or film.
  • Walking meeting - got a work call? Can you walk and talk?