"Our staff are to be congratulated for the fantastic effort they put into raising money for such a worthwhile cause."
Tom Carter, General Manager
Staff at Bannatyne Health Club at Ingleby Barwick have ‘Walked All Over Cancer’ by taking more than seven million steps to raise £1,200 for charity.
Twenty-three staff each completed the challenge to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month to generate cash for Cancer Research UK.
A step class, involving the employees, was organised to raise awareness of their charity challenge.
For the rest of the 31 days, a step box was placed in the reception area, where staff on duty could take turns to boost their step count.
Those taking part received a lot of support, including family members and pet dogs joining them on walks outside of work.
Their efforts have raised more than £1,290 for the charity, which is dedicated to preventing, controlling and curing cancer through ground-breaking research and in the last 40 years its work has helped double survival rates.
Tom Carter, General Manager at Bannatyne Ingleby Barwick, said: “Our staff are to be congratulated for the fantastic effort they put into raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
“They chose this particular charity as cancer is a disease that touches the lives of so many people.”
Facilities at the Ingleby Barwick club, where the focus is on fitness, health and wellbeing, include a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and spa pool, a well-equipped gym, a range of exercise class to suit different abilities, a luxury spa with single and dual treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations and a relaxation room and a licensed café bar,