A Step for Success

Steptember has officially come to a close. And, with much delight, we’re glad to report the Peoplebank team have made it!

For the last month, over 100 Peoplebank employees across Asia Pacific have taken a whopping 35.5 million steps – this is equivalent to walking almost 30,000 kilometers! Not quite the distance around the world… but we got ¾ of the way!

It’s safe to say this has been extremely beneficial for our health and wellbeing and productivity! But, more than that, the initiative has been for a great cause. Our amazing team have raised almost $23,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and are amongst the top 20 fundraisers of over 300 organisations who participated in Steptember, Australia. The funds raised will go towards research, vital equipment, therapy and services for children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

We would like to publicly congratulate our all our employees on their amazing efforts in both stepping and fundraising! We would also like to send a BIG thank you to those of you who have donated and supported us during this initiative. It really has been an incredible effort by all.

A special mention goes to Jacky Kam, our Executive Director, Hong Kong for raising $15,000 alone. No doubt you are as curious as we are as to how he did it. So, ahead of time, we asked him and his step for success was simply, “Never take ‘no’ for an answer”.

Research by Oxford Dictionaries has identified ‘no’ has one of the least popular words in the English language, however, Scotwork recommends welcoming it and working from there. Looks like Jacky has done just that. And what success he’s had!

Fundraising for Steptember remains open until 28th October, so if you have not yet had the chance to donate, please DONATE HERE.

Don’t forget to also check out photos from our Steptember journey on Facebook and Instagram using #peoplebanksteps.

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