Progress Lifeline Project Manager Ali raises £1435 for Motor Neurone Disease AssociationPosted on: 15/02/2022
Our amazing Project Manager Ali Cardle completed nearly half a million steps in January to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. The charity is close to her heart as her dad has a rare form of motor neurone disease called Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) so he was her motivation for taking up the challenge.
The challenge was to walk 15,000 steps a day, every day for the entire month of January to help to raise money and awareness to support people affected by motor neurone disease. The money raised will provide care and support for families affected by MND and fund vital research to bring us closer to finding a cure.
Ali says, “I have raised money for the charity before, but haven’t done so for a while, so the January challenge was the perfect timing. As a family, we often purchase items from The MND Tee THE MND TEE – The MND Tee as all profits go to the MNDA.
“The challenge of 15,000 steps a day was hard at times, especially after busy days working from home, but I would make sure I went for a walk before work, during lunch and after work. At desperate times I would literally walk around the house! When taking work calls or video calls I would stand up and walk too (with the camera off!).
“The benefits have been both physical and mental, and even though the challenge has finished I still walk at least 10,000 steps a day. I’ve found that when I know I have a potentially busy and stressful day ahead, then a five minute walk before my day of meetings begin helps me to focus and prepare mentally.”
Ali completed the challenge and raised a massive £1,435, of which £700 was donated by the Group as match funding. The rest was raised by very generous and supportive family and friends.
She wants to say thank you to the Progress Lifeline Team, as well as colleagues and friends around the Group for supporting and encouraging her to keep going, as well as understanding that she needed to keep on walking!
Motor neurone disease (MND) affects the nerves called motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord. These nerves tell your muscles what to do. When motor neurones are damaged, it can affect the way your body works. To find out more visit https://www.mndassociation.org/