In 2020, the global pandemic caused us to retreat into smaller spaces, curb our travels and limit our outdoor exposure. For many people, this restriction meant less exercise and less time outside to rejuvenate in the fresh air.
As a team that values the well-being of our clients and our community, teclan decided to introduce an initiative to help us reclaim the outdoors. Through daily walking or running, we discovered immense benefits for both our mental and physical health. Furthermore, we chose to leverage this initiative to gather crucial support for a fantastic local charity, Mikeysline.
Mikeysline, established in 2015, came into being following the tragic loss of two young friends, Mikey Williamson, and Martin Shaw, to suicide. The charity’s primary objective is suicide prevention, but support extends to anyone facing any issue, large or small. Mikeysline offers a digital text line service available every evening of the year, providing a safe, confidential platform for individuals to access peer support. At the Hive Centre in Inverness and outreach Hives in Alness, Tain, and Nairn, Mikeysline provides one-on-one support for adults and young people. This support is also extended to schools and workplaces. With rising requests for mental health support, your fundraising initiatives are essential for Mikeysline to continue life-saving work.
The challenge is straightforward: For every 10,000 steps walked, participating team members commit to donating £1 to Mikeysline.
In both 2020 and 2021, ten teams took part, rising to twelve in 2022, in the effort to raise funds for Mikeysline. Over the past three years, we have collectively walked more than 100 million steps and raised around £15,000 for Mikeysline.
This Year's Teams
Steps So Far...
See how each of our teams did this year in our handy chart!
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