October Step Challenge

One step for every Nottingham NHS hospital patient

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October Step Challenge

When Throughout October

Where Wherever you can

Free to attend
Minimum Fundraising Amount £75

What is October Step Challenge?

Walk 12,000 steps a day this October – one step for every patient treated in Nottingham’s hospitals every single day – and raise money for your local NHS.

Queen’s Medical Centre, City Hospital, Nottingham Children’s Hospital and Ropewalk House collectively sees 12,000 patients every single day – that’s a whopping 4.5 million people every year!

In their honour, we’ll be stepping out this October, walking one step for every patient. Sign up today and raise money to support Nottingham's NHS hospitals.

You might be a patient yourself, have seen a loved one in hospital or even work for Nottingham’s NHS.

Whoever you are, in total you’ll walk 372,000 steps this October, and every step will represent a patient being treated right here in Nottingham.

Join us today and sign up to October Step Challenge, and get ready to step out for Nottingham’s NHS hospitals!
Sign up today!

How to sign up

1. Set up your JustGiving page and start collecting donations

2. Receive your official October Step Challenge pack, including your step tracker and a badge to wear with pride.

3. Share your challenge with your friends, family and colleagues. Use the hashtag #StepNotts to connect with other walkers!

If you need any help setting up your October Step Challenge JustGiving page, just get in touch and we can help.
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Every step counts

We know that walking has numerous benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing, and now you can make those steps count even more.

We’re asking every fundraiser to raise at least £75, and you can choose where your fundraising total is spent. Whether that’s for a particular Appeal, an area of the hospital that is closest to your heart, or wherever your donations are needed the most – your support will make a real difference to patient care.

Once you’ve completed your October Step Challenge, you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and if you reach £75, a limited edition medal to keep!
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Your support could fund:

  • State-of-the-art equipment, to support the diagnosis and treatment of patients across all four of Nottingham’s hospitals
  • Wellbeing and psychological support packages for staff, who are working around the clock to keep our communities safe and healthy
  • Refurbishment of hospital wards, waiting areas and family rooms, to make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and their loved ones
  • Play equipment, toys and sensory rooms for younger patients, to calm anxiety and make hospital feel less scary and daunting.

Join us this October and step out for Nottingham’s NHS hospitals!
Sign up today

Join us today and sign up to October Step Challenge, and get ready to step out for Nottingham’s NHS hospitals!

Sign up

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?
We’re asking every October Step Challenge participant to raise a minimum of £75. Reach this milestone and you’ll receive an exclusive limited edition medal!
Do I have to walk 12,000 steps a day?
We would love it if you can manage to walk 12,000 steps a day but we also understand that not every day is the same and things change. We just want you to try your best! If you’d like to switch it up and walk an average 12,000 steps a day too – that’s completely fine.
How can I track my steps?

We'll send you everything you need including our dedicated tracking chart. You can track your steps with a pedometer or your smart phone or watch. 

How do I raise money?
It's really easy! Simply join our October Step Challenge, and set up a fundraising page. It only takes a few moments, and then you can share your challenge with your friends, family and colleagues.
What do I get when I’ve completed the challenge?
This year, participants who raise at least £75 will receive a limited edition medal to commemorate your achievements.
I need help! Can I speak to someone?
Absolutely, just email us at charity@nuh.nhs.uk or drop a note in our friendly virtual helper chatbot Robin, on the right.

Step out with your colleagues

Part of a local business and want to get involved as a team? Great idea! Sign up today and make a difference as a collective, to patient care right here in Nottingham. Whether you encourage a lunchtime walk with your entire team or set up a communal walking group to get those steps into a working day, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Contact our Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager Jo, to find out more.

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October Step Challenge is a fundraising event designed to raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity. All proceeds will go towards supporting patient care in Nottingham’s four NHS hospitals. The minimum fundraising requirement to receive a limited edition medal is £75.
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