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Nurses’ Steps

A month-long challenge walking in the footsteps of a nurse

Event details

Challenge yourself to walk 7,000 steps a day in support of your local hospice – that’s almost 50,000 steps a week to celebrate 50 years of loving care.

Location: Virtual
When: Wednesday 1st February 2023
End: Tuesday 28th February 2023
Event type: Walks and treks
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About Nurses' Steps

Step up for local people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Our hospice nurses walk over 7,000 steps a day when caring for local people who need hospice care, at the hospice, in their own homes and in the community.

- Challenge details: Hit 7,000 steps a day for a whole month. Get sponsored to support local hospice care.
- Costs: Register today for just £10 per person, £20 for one adult and an unlimited number of children or £30 for two adults and an unlimited number of children.

What you'll get

- Everyone who signs up will get a pair of exclusive St Barnabas House shoelaces to help keep you on track.
- When you’ve completed your challenge, we will send you a well-deserved medal – to show our appreciation and what a difference you've made!
- We also have family fun activity sheets and a fundraising help pack available once you've signed up.

Full details about Nurses Steps

What are my next steps?

  1. Register from just £10 and we’ll send you your St Barnabas House laces
  2. Download your fundraising pack, set up your Just Giving page, tell everyone about your Nurses’ Steps challenge and get fundraising!
  3. Join our Facebook Group and talk training tips with our community of St Barnabas walkers
  4. Lace up those trainers and step up for St Barnabas House and local people in need of hospice care.

Yes please, your registration fee helps to cover the cost of putting on the event. Therefore, we ask you to commit to fundraising at least £150 that will help local people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones enjoy life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together. Our friendly fundraising team are on hand with top tips and to help you every step of the way.

There are plenty of ways you can hit your daily target – rack up the numbers by walking all or part of your commute or school run, taking the stairs instead of the lift at work, going for a family walk at the weekend, or even giving the dog a month of extra walks!

Don’t panic if you have an off day or a day off! You could always make the steps up on a nice weekend walk – or make up the numbers across the next week.

We’re proud to be making this event fully accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

  • If you’re a wheelchair user we recommend using an odometer, which will track your daily distance – and you can convert this into ‘steps’, 1km = 1250 steps.
  • If you don’t think you can manage 7,000 steps a day – get in touch and let us know how you want to adapt the challenge to your ability.

If you’ve still not found the answers you were looking for – have a browse of our FAQs for Nurses’ Steps. Or you can always get in touch with our friendly team.

Can we help you with fundraising?

Our friendly fundraising team are on hand to help you every step of the way, and you’re going to have heaps of fun in the process. We know that fundraising seems challenging, but our team will have you exceeding your targets in no time!

One of our top tips is to break your target down into small chunks so it doesn’t seem overwhelming. You could ask everybody in your phone book for £1; you’ll be surprised how such a small amount can make a big difference to your fundraising target.

More event fundraising tips

Every step you take makes a big difference

Your fundraising will help local people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones enjoy life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.


is enough to fund a home visit from a Community Nurse Specialist


could help give a patient a whole night of care at home


could fund a nurse at the hospice for a day - offering comfort and easing pain