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Vistamatic and Between Glass Blinds Take 4.5 Million Steps for Charity

Throughout February, our sister companies Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds took on a challenge – to walk as many steps as possible and raise money for charity.

Armed with pedometers, smart watches and phones, the twenty-strong team ran, walked, cycled, skied, rock climbed and karate kicked their way to 4.5 million steps.  The team really got into the challenge, with half managing more than 10,000 steps per day, and the 24-hour record being a whopping 35,376.  Also, three quarters of the group averaged over 7500 steps per day, which is where scientific studies have shown promotes better health.

Supporting the challenge, friends and family pledged to donate money to the chosen charity, Haven House Children’s Hospice. Both Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds had agreed to match each donation, meaning for every £10 donated, Haven House would receive £30.  Donations poured in and the final total gifted to the charity is £2,511.

Director Mark Nash said, “We are really pleased with how the team tackled the challenge.  With such a diverse group, it was great to see them all find ways to get involved and moving more, which is so positive for both physical and mental health. Many staff members have said they have really enjoyed it, and will carry on even now that the challenge has finished.

Nash continued, “We also are proud to support Haven House. It’s such an amazing local charity, who do essential work, and we are glad to be able to help.”

About Haven House Children’s Charity:

Haven House is a nurse-led children’s hospice for Northeast London and West Essex supporting seriously ill babies, children, and their families by providing specialist care, wherever and whenever they need it. They offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support.

They deliver a wide range of services, including care at end of life, specialist symptom management, day care and overnight breaks, emotional and wellbeing support, specialist play, music therapy, physiotherapy, family events, support groups and spiritual care. They provide care for over 450 children with life limiting and life-threatening conditions at any one time, plus their brothers, sisters, parents, and grandparents.

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