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Diabetes 2020 Step Challenge Success

One Million Step Challenge Smashed By Planner

Zoe Pniewski, Owner of My Special Event has participated in this years One Million Steps Challenge in association with Diabetes UK. The event was organised by the charity online during the current Coronavirus Pandemic.

Why Participate?

Zoe Pniewski, like millions of others was in lockdown during the early part of the year and once measures were eased slightly to allow exercise without so manty restrictions, Zoe who is a keen supporter of charities and their work wanted to do something to help whilst trying to keep fit. The One Million Step Challenge was originally from July till September but the fundraising page has been kept open until the end of October so Zoe continued walking and is still doing so.

Personal Reasons for Participation

Diabetes UK Logo
Logo for Diabetes UK Branding

As previously reported, supporting the charity is a personal cause for Zoe Pniewski of My Special Event. Several members of her family have or have had Diabetes and she was prepared to help raise awareness as well as money for the work this charity does for people with the condition.

Diabetes are commonly type 1 or 2 and unless you have the condition most people do not fully understand the condition. Zoe’s mum developed diabetes when she was older and understanding the condition is a different ball game. A lot of people have their own opinions of what the condition is and what they know may not always been the actual facts.

It is a lifelong condition and can develop for a number of reasons, from diet, lifestyle to pregnancy.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common and this is normally controlled through a persons diet and medication.

Type 1 is the form that generally requires insulin.

There is however a third type which can be brought on through pregnancy called Gestational Diabetes.

There are other forms of diabetes and further information can be found on the Diabetes UK website.

2 Millions Steps and Still Going

Zoe Pniewski, of My Special Event is still counting her steps even though her fundraising page and the challenge has ended for now. Completing a total of 1,755,4074 steps between 1st July to 31st October and raised over £219.31.

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My Special Event’s Certificate for On Million Steps

This challenge, Zoe would recommend for anyone. You can decide your distance and participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing. Along the way there was support from the charity and the challenge was broken down into small manageable targets.

  • 0.5 million steps
  • 1.0 million steps
  • 1.5 million steps
  • 1.7 million steps
  • 2. million steps

The targets for donations was also broken up in to manageable chunks too…

  1. £100.00
  2. £200.00
  3. £300.00 and so on …

Breaking down the fundraising like this into small achievements makes it fun and interesting to the participant.

2021 – How to get involved?

The One Million Steps is coming back in 2021 and Zoe Pniewski of My Special Event has already signed up for the challenge. If you wish to register your interest for this fundraiser then you can do by visiting their website www.diabetes.org.uk. On the website there are other fundraising events to get involved with or why not organise your own for charity?

How Can My Special Event Help Me with My Event?

If you have an idea for a Charity Fundraiser then My Special Event can help you. Zoe, can offer new and existing clients a FREE Consultation ONLINE to discuss your plans for your event. This can be done via many online platforms including Zoom and Skype or WhatsApp. The initial consultation comes with no obligation and it is a chance for you to discuss your ideas and put any questions or concerns you may have about organising your own. Consultations can usual last between 40 minutes to one hour and it is also the opportunity to get to know one another and if you would feel comfortable working together on your event.

Contact My Special Event to Discuss Your Event Ideas

If you have an event idea in mind and wish to discuss it with Zoe you can contact her the following ways:

Email: info@myspecialvent.co.uk

Telephone: 07587158999/01243 829592

or alternatively visit www.myspecialevent.co.uk and use the contact form and Zoe will contact you at a convenient time for you both.

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