Community steps up to the 10,000 steps a day in May challenge for St David’s Hospice Care challenge with Kymin

SCRUFFY the dog helped to lead the way when Newport financial services firm boss Robin Hall launched the 10,000 steps a day in May challenge in support of St David’s Hospice Care

Delyth Edwards, aged nine; Lowri Edwards, seven; Harry Adams, seven-and-a-half and Alys Edwards, two; joined  Claire Miles, Jeanette McNamee and Tania Ansell, of St David’s Hospice Care, putting their best foot forward.

Against a stunning backdrop of the Usk Valley at Newport’s Ridgeway the walkers helped get this year’s walking fundraiser underway.

Robin Hall, managing director of financial planners, Kymin, and a team from the Newport-based business are taking part in the challenge. Kymin, who  have supported a huge number of events over the years in aid of the hospice, are sponsors of the 10k steps a day in May event.

Robin said: “It’s never been more important than now to support the hospice which has been experiencing its most challenging time in its forty-plus year history.

“And what better way to support the hospice than getting out for regular walks in May with friends, family and loved ones exploring the wonderful countryside at this magical time of the year.

“The challenge encourages people across all walks of life and age ranges to get out and about after getting back to work or normality after lock-down. Physical, as well as mental, fitness is more important than ever after the privations and restrictions of the pandemic lockdown.”

Robin and other team members aim to complete the 10,000 steps a day challenge by walking from home to the office and completing a River Usk circuit during the day.

Entries are already flooding in not just from local people but from further afield.

Tania Ansell, of St David’s Hospice Care, who is organising the event, said 10k steps in May appears to have really grabbed people’s imagination. She said they are hoping to surpass last year’s total raised of £18,000. Last year walkers signed up from as far afield as Yorkshire and even Minnesota in, the USA

“We are very grateful to Kymin for their continued support and again stepping up to back our 10k steps in May challenge. Kymin have been marvellous supporters over the years and are a shining example of how a local business can engage with us for the greater good.

“We would ask that everyone gets involved with this new campaign.  10,000 steps is a challenge to complete each day but the health rewards speak for themselves. Raising funds will support those patients and families most in need living locally within our communities.”

10,000 steps a day in May walkers on signing up will receive a free T-shirt and event progress chart. Raise £100 or more and you will receive a free snood. For details of the 10,000 steps a day in May  challenge please call 01633 851051, email or visit