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Move a Mile a Day: June Challenge (virtual)

Will you Move a Mile a Day in June and raise vital funds for Foothold, to ensure no engineer or their family has to face life’s challenges alone?


1st - 30th June 2024



Move for your mental health – and for engineering families

We all know being active is great for our mental health. And perhaps you're already taking advantage of the better weather by going for longer walks, getting out for a run more often, or doing more outdoor sport activities with friends?

But what if you could do these day-to-day exercises to boost your wellbeing, whilst improving the wellbeing of struggling engineering families too? By pledging to Move a Mile a Day in June and encouraging people to sponsor you, you can raise vital funds and make your moving count – for yourself, and for your engineering community. What more motivation could you need?

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Register to take part today

You choose how you move a mile
You choose where you move a mile
You choose who you move a mile with
You choose to make a difference
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Your challenge, your choice

The great thing about this challenge is that how you take part is totally up to you! It could be a 15-minute morning jog in the park, a half-hour walk with the dog in the evening, or an hours' swimming session at the local pool – just as long as you move a mile a day.

However you move, every step you take – and penny you raise – makes a big difference. So encourage people to sponsor your challenge to help you raise vital funds for engineering families around the world.

If you want to discuss the event with us in more detail before you register, please get in touch by sending an email to [email protected]. We're here to support your fundraising efforts in any way we can.

The benefits for you

Why move for Foothold?

We’re here so that no engineer or their family needs to face life’s challenges alone. Every day, we receive requests for help from people across the engineering community who are struggling to cope.

They might have lost their job and be unable to meet their living costs. They may have been through a bereavement or break-up and be struggling with their mental health. Or they might have an illness or disability, but can’t get the support they need to make life easier.

That’s why we’ve been supporting the engineering community for 134 years – giving them a foothold to help lift them up, when life knocks them down. By becoming a Foothold supporter and raising vital money for our life-changing work, you’ll ensure we can help engineers and their families to live well and thrive today, and long into the future.

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The benefits for engineering families

Last year, our impact included...


spent on the community

services provided

people supported

countries reached


Register to take part today and make your moving matter – for your own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of the engineering community. Become a Foothold fundraiser today!

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