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47 million steps in right direction for Highland mental health cause

By Erin Miller

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Teams have been walking in aid of Mikeysline.
Teams have been walking in aid of Mikeysline.

Thousands of pounds have been raised by people walking millions of steps in aid of a mental health charity.

More than £6000 was generated by participants involved in the annual Million Steps for Mikeysline Challenge.

Collectively, they walked an astounding 47,380,472 steps during July.

This year's event was record-breaking as a team from organiser teclan was joined by groups from Highland News and Media, Dicksons of Inverness, The Long Partnership, BNI Tuath, BNI Highland, Cru Holdings, Changeworks, Mikeysline, Inverness Chamber of Commerce, Norscot Joinery, Anderson Clark and Murray Travel.

Neil McGregor, teclan’s head of sales and business development, who initially thought up the idea in 2020, said: “From its inception, the Million Steps for Mikeysline Challenge has exceeded all hopes and expectations. It stands as proof of the incredible force generated by unity, community cohesion, and a shared goal. We are proud to stand alongside Mikeysline and want to thank every team that has taken part.”

Mikeysline CEO Emily Stokes said: “teclan are amazing supporters of Mikeysline; through donating time to support our fundraising initiatives, attending our corporate fundraisers and for the past number of years, leading on a crucial annual fundraiser on our behalf. This event, which involves recruiting a number of businesses to take part, not only raises awareness of Mikeysline's services and encourages participants to think about their physical and mental wellbeing, but raises a crucial amount of funds to make a significant difference.”

Previous renditions of the event have raised over £15,000 with over 120 million steps walked.

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