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Terry’s 10,000 steps for 10 days challenge

Picture of Terry setting out on day 1

Terry’s challenge was successfully completed on August 19th. 10 consecutive days of 10,000 steps! So far he has raised around £400 in sponsorship (more with Gift Aid). If you’d like to add to the total, please see “Ways to sponsor me” below.

About Terry

I’m Terry, and I love walking! I am 82 years old, but I’m pretty fit and I like to walk every day. This summer I’m raising money for Rescare by walking 10,000 steps every day for 10 days, starting on 10th August.

10,000 steps is nearly 5 miles each day. I’ll be taking it steady, but it’s a good challenge and I am doing it for a good cause. Rescare’s helpline supports families of learning disabled people who face many challenges, especially during Covid-19.

Get updates on my progress below.

If you would like to sponsor me £x per day, or an amount for the total challenge, Rescare would really appreciate it.

Ways to sponsor me

1. Send a cheque to Rescare:

19 Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 6LS (please mark as “Terry’s Challenge”)

2. PayPal – Just click on this button…

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Gift Aid it!

If you are a UK taxpayer then Rescare can claim gift aid on your donation. This increases the value  Gift Aid logoof the donation by 25% at no cost to you! So a £10 donation would be worth £12.50 to Rescare.

To be sure Rescare can claim the extra 25%, please mention when you send your cheque that you’d like to Gift Aid it!

Or email us at office@rescare.org.uk and we’ll email or post you a Gift Aid form.

Updates on Terry’s 10,000 steps for 10 days challenge

Update on sponsorship, 30th August

We are up to about £400 +Gift Aid for Terry’s Challenge! 2 cheques totalling £30 were waiting when we went to the office today – not sure when they were sent, but thank you so much to the donors!

Day 10, FINAL DAY, Wednesday 19th August, 10,058 steps

Terry's activity monitor Day 10Terry says: “Rainier today, showers on and off. Walked along the coast at Fleetwood, then had a picnic before heading home. A great holiday and a great challenge!”

Many thanks for the very kind donation of £50 to Terry’s challenge which arrived at Rescare’s office today. So far Terry has raised around £300, and donations are still coming in. If you’d like to contribute, please send a cheque or use PayPal (see above).

 

 

 

 

 

Day 9, Tuesday 18th August, 11,368 steps

Terry's activity monitor day 9Terry says: “A few different walks made up today’s steps. Some at Fleetwood, some at Marsh Mill.”

 

 

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Monday, 17th August 12,241 steps

Picture of Terry's activity monitor, day 8

Terry says “This was the 2nd day I’ve been walking with my 2Terry and grandsons youngest grandsons.

I walked around Conder Green and Glasson Dock and some extra steps at Freeport in Fleetwood.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 16th August 17,431 steps

Terry's activity monitor for day 7Terry says: “Lots of steps today. The planned walk along the coast, at Fleetwood, then pitch and putt, then a walk into town to find a cash point. The first 3 ATMs weren’t working – a lot of extra steps there!

Today was the first day that my 2 youngest grandsons joined me on the walk, as well as my daughter, and it was great to walk with them.”

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Saturday, 15th August 11,268 steps.

Picture from Terry's activity monitorTerry says “WWT Reserve at Martin Mere, near Southport. Lots of good walking here and interesting sounds and sightings.”

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Friday, 14th August: About 10,500 steps on the walk and 2,500 more on shorter distances.

Terry saysPicture of Terry's activity monitor: “Early start at Birchwood Forest Park, where I often walk with my son and his dog. Large public open-space with good paths circumnavigating the football

pitches and games areas. Five circuits, notched up 9,500 paces and a tour of the local shopping mall got me to around 10,500.”
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Thursday, 13th August: 10,474 steps.

Terry says: “Early start to avoid the heat. Walked east to the village of Cadishead where I entered Mytholm Ave to join a path beside the River Glaze and reach Glazebrook from that direction. This was a mistake!!! The footpath was wet and unwalked since my last visit so I was soaked from the knee down, walking through a maze of nettles, brambles and ivy. Good to escape to Glazebrook in one piece and continue on better paths to Rixton and Hollins Green and home. Still, target achieved and posted in.”

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12th August: 10,854 steps (about 700 before starting the walk proper)


Terry says: “Another hot day. Drove to meet my daughter and grandson and his girlfriend at Bramhall Park and walked together, largely following the path of the river. Interesting walk and parts of it were new to us all. Just under two hours. Good to have company on the walk and the young people were very interested in the challenge and supportive.”

 

Also: Thank you very much for a kind donation received today at the Rescare office!

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Picture of Terrys' activity tracker, Day 211th August: Day 2, 10,147 steps.

Terry says: “Left early again but walked to the Nature Reserve first and then headed up Moat lane to Moss Side Lane. Joined a different road through Rixton Moss, where I met three keen bird-watchers. Did four sides of a rectangular group of fields, still showing the original peaty soil. Back to Moss side Lane, joined School Lane and got home in under two hours, 10,147 paces.”

 

 

10th August: Day 1 of the challenge, 10,661 steps completed.Picture of Terry's activity tracker

Terry says: “Three Village Walk. Left home early to avoid the heat. Walked through Hollins Green, past the church & through the footpath between the pub and the cemetery. Keeping to field footpaths, walked to the neighbouring village of Glazebrook, through one of the abandoned WW2 Military Camps to Bank Street.Then, skirting the second Camp, returned to the fields and headed to the brickworks at Rixton. Followed the paths inside the Rixton Claypits Local Nature Reserve to reach Chapel Lane and return home. About two hours and 10,613 paces. A lovely walk through arable fields, when I started walking in the early days of the pandemic, they were newly planted; now many of them are harvested and ploughing for a winter crop has begun.”

4th August: Less than one week to go.  Terry has raised over £200 in pledges so far and is practising his 10 walks.

1st August: One week to go! Terry has raised £170 in pledges so far and is planning his 10 walks.

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