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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-03363

Shetland Team Twisted Blisters Win Step Count Challenge

Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Graeme Dey, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Collette Stevenson, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Tess White

That the Parliament congratulates the Twisted Blisters team on winning the autumn Step Count Challenge, which was organised for workplaces by Scottish walking charity, Paths for All; understands that the five-strong team, which also won in 2019, is made up of Shetland Islands Council employees; further understands that one of the group achieved one million steps in the four-week period that the walking challenge took place and that each member walked on average three times each day; commends Paths for All for its work on the Step Count Challenge, which works with employers across the country to support and motivate people to get active; understands that since 2011, the Step Count Challenge has had over 30,000 participants; believes that walking has both mental and physical health benefits, and encourages organisations and individuals to take part in the next Step Count Challenge in May 2022.